• How to overcome burn-out

    March 4, 2019
    Waiting for the traffic lights - two streets with a pop-up shop in the middle serving the locals.

    It’s hard to believe that I started Edits Of Jo five whole years ago, albeit under a different name (let’s not go there!) and an entirely different theme. Where has that time gone, eh? Over the last few years, my style has changed dramatically – from the content I write, my style of writing and how frequently I post.

  • Best walks (and cake stops) in the Lake District, England

    February 4, 2019
    Stunning view of Todd Crag - lake in distance with sun setting

    It’s not difficult to see why the Lake District is such a popular destination for keen hikers and walkers. Even in the frosty last days of December and early January, the Lake District was a hive of activity, with people running with their dogs, walking off that Christmas pudding and enjoying the stunning scenery that this area is renown for.

  • A Book-lovers Guide to Edinburgh

    December 5, 2018
    Exterior shot of the Golden Hare with window display

    The book industry is one that is continually evolving, with the rise of the digital era and constant market changes. Whilst huge corporations such as Amazon are growing bigger and more powerful, indie publishers are increasingly becoming embedded in the communities of towns and cities.

  • A Book-lovers’ Guide to London

    November 19, 2018
    An elderly gentleman reading in Daunt Books

    Whiling away the hours in a bookshop stocked from the floor to ceiling with books from different eras, genres and authors from across the globe has to be one of my favourite Sunday morning activities. The excitement of finding a book that you don’t want to put down is rare but such a treat when you find it!