How to spot a puffin in Scotland, …

Growing up with a mother who always had binoculars and an ornithology book in the glove compartment, I’ve been lucky enough to spot lots of…

5 foods I learned to love and why

As a child, I believed I could quite happily live off cornflakes and empire biscuits if everybody just left me alone. There was even a…

Just books: Muriel Spark, Matt Haig and …

Even though I’ve not read many of her books, I love Muriel Spark. I went along to ‘The International Style of Muriel Spark’ exhibition in…

Leith Chill Fest: A cocktail festival I …

It’s a women-led drinks festival that supports local charities and Leith businesses, what’s not to like? As someone who lives in the EH6 postcode, this…

Back on the road: How I’m …

It was February 2011, a bright winter’s day with the sun low on the horizon. We had just come out of one of the worst…

Budapest: Ruin bars, goulash and street art

I had the most magical trip to Hungary last weekend that had me staying out until sunrise, eating goulash and soaking up the Budapest sun.…

How to do a car boot sale

Did you ever visit a car boot sale as a kid? I remember the excitement of trawling along the seemingly endless stalls with my parents,…