If you’re a regular reader of Edits Of Jo then you’ll know that a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend some time exploring the beautiful Isle of Mull. (I’ve written a blog post on things to do in Oban here and planning your trip to Mull here). With the weather being GLORIOUSLY sunny (who would have though it eh?) we managed to tick off all the spots we wanted to visit on the island.
The excitement of dropping off my film to be developed reached a new high this month. Having shot in some new places, some quite removed from city life, and having invested in a new film camera after my trusty Olympus broke beyond repair, I was beyond excited to see how they developed. Apart from the odd finger over the lens (when will I learn?) and some hazy lighting here and there, the majority came out well and I’m finding that I’m increasingly reaching for my film camera more and more.
Writing, particularly travel writing, is something I love to do. I love sharing my experiences with others and showcasing what Scotland (and beyond) has to offer. As a result, the content on my blog is largely travel-focused – it’s the sort of content I love to read myself on other sites and is the direction I see Edits Of Jo heading in. Second to this however, is my Let’s talk about series which has been a little quiet of late (have a read here of my let’s talk about homelessness, loneliness and friendship posts here).
For our summer holiday this year, we ventured to the very beautiful Isle of Mull in Scotland. Mull is one of the largest islands of the Inner Hebrides and is situated off the west coast of Scotland. It’s a complete world away from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh, with rolling hills, lochs galore and hundreds of sheep causing road blocks!
Oban is a small town with a bustling harbour in the west of Scotland. It’s often described as the gateway to the Hebridean islands and is known for its fresh and tasty seafood eateries and the Colosseum-like McCaig’s Tower which overlooks the picturesque Oban bay.
If you are a regular reader of EditsOfJo then it will no surprise to you that Stockbridge is one of my favourite places to visit in Edinburgh. I love how close it is to the centre of Edinburgh yet feels quite removed with the sleepy Dean Village and the Water of Leith. It has some really gorgeous boutiques and some great cafes that are hugely affordable and serve good coffee and food. Not only this, there are a great number of things to do here that it is easy to lose yourself in this part of the city for a day.
Even in the winter months Edinburgh is a popular destination for visitors but this is particularly the case in the summertime with festivals taking place across the city, most notably The Edinburgh Fringe. The city centre becomes a constant hive of activity with tourists coming from across the world to explore this gorgeous city and watch the street artists, admire the sites and enjoy a drink in the sun (weather of course permitting).