May 3, 2022

CELEBRATING SPRING AT THE BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL

This past Saturday, I found myself surrounded by fire, drumming, and hundreds of people joined together to celebrate the height of Spring and promise of returning Summer.  Beltane (Gaelic for ‘bright fire’) is an ancient Iron Age Celtic festival, symbolising the change in seasons and emergence from a dark, cold winter. A celebration of the […]

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March 8, 2022

SCOTTISH MYTHOLOGY: THE KELPIES

Have you heard of the kelpie? According to Scottish legend, kelpies are shape-shifting aquatic spirits that are said to haunt rivers and streams, usually in the shape of a horse.  But beware! These majestic beings are not so nice, and like to target children in particular. They do this by appearing as sweet, friendly ponies, in […]

February 15, 2022

5 ITEMS I NEVER PACK

Another packing post! In my last one, I told you about the 5 items I always travel with. This week, I’m going in the opposite direction, and talking about the 5 items I usually leave at home.  Curious to know 5 items I leave at home when travelling? Keep scrolling!  1. Physical books This might […]

February 1, 2022

5 ITEMS I ALWAYS TRAVEL WITH

Today I’m sharing 5 items that I always make sure to have when travelling. Since moving abroad in 2018, I’ve travelled quite a bit, and through trial and error, have found a few things that I make sure never to leave home without. So whether you’re packing for a month abroad or a weekend away, […]

January 25, 2022

A WALK IN THE PENTLAND HILLS

Located just 5 miles to the south of Edinburgh, the Pentland Hills provide some of the best hillwalking and stunning views, just a stone’s throw away from the capital city. Last weekend, to beat the January blues, my boyfriend and I decided to get out of the city and into nature for a change of […]

January 18, 2022

5 PLACES I WANT TO TRAVEL IN 2022

Last year, after being quarantined to our apartment for months on end, I was finally able to start travelling again. It started out slowly, with explorations around our new neighbourhood, before making my way to London for a few weekends. In the summer, I was able to visit my family in the US after almost 2 years, […]

January 11, 2022

TOP 5 BOOKS OF 2021

My reading goal for 2021 was 50 books, and wow did I find some good ones this year! I’ve always been an avid reader, but it’s become a bigger priority for me over the past few years, especially as I’ve noticed my screen time creep up and up. This year, I set myself a goal […]

December 7, 2021

CHRISTMAS IN EDINBURGH: 5 WAYS TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON

This festive season is here! Edinburgh Castle is festooned with lights, the Christmas market is in full force, we’ve had a small dusting of snow, and there’s an unmistakable feeling that something festive is in the air. After a bit of a quiet Christmas last year, it’s evident that the city is making up for […]

November 30, 2021

ONE YEAR IN EDINBURGH!

It’s been one year since we packed up our life in Sweden and moved to Scotland, and wow- time has flown by!  Moving to a new place in the midst of a pandemic has definitely been tricky; between obtaining all the right paperwork/covid tests, bringing the cats, putting our things in storage, and quarantining only […]

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