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Review: Mental by Kane Power Theatre

6th August 2017
Photo of the Fringe Box Office.

A few hours before I was sat in the audience for Mental, I was confined inside a perilously slow moving lift with fifteen other people on my way to the roof terrace of the National Museum of Scotland. Kids in the lift were pressing buttons not understanding that they were slowing it down and propping the doors open. The back of my neck was uncomfortable…

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Review: Bar Soba on Hanover Street

28th July 2017

Can you believe how much it rained in Edinburgh last night? I absolutely relished being tucked up inside Bar Soba with tropical cocktails and slushies! The place was packed for their relaunch party, which meant I got to sample some of the fresh new drinks and unusual food being served up on Hanover Street. If you know me, you’ll know it’s my favourite street for…

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Movies I’m loving with McDonalds, NASA and giant pigs

23rd July 2017

July in Scotland is kind of like November in Scotland: wet, windy and incredibly grey. This, and being hit by my first ever bout of migraines, meant I spent much of this month in a cream fleece curled up on the couch at my parent’s house watching movies. If I wasn’t there I was buried under a tartan blanket eating snacks in Edinburgh. As miserable…

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10 unusual ways to volunteer in Edinburgh

19th July 2017
Photo of Edinburgh New Town and the Forth.

Looking for something new to try? Time is everyone’s favourite excuse for not volunteering, but there are so many ways to help that can take less than a few hours a month. With commitment turning to gold dust, lots of charities are asking for your skills over your time. I’ve picked ten unusual opportunities from my favourite volunteering website to inspire you to give volunteering…

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July Playlist

7th July 2017

New experiences this month have so far included a night out in Stramash, trying my first ever “Bucky Bomb“, going to a fashion show, and experiencing a migraine – twice! Lessons learned in the first week of July: don’t try a “Bucky Bomb”, and bedroom fans can cause migraines…Somewhere in between all this drama I finally put together a little July playlist. Enjoy!   Nightcall…

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From a loft in Barcelona

14th June 2017

There are birds having a massive fight outside my window and I’m really struggling to focus on this post right now. But I’ll persevere, because Barcelona was a dream. From Gaudi and Picasso to sangria and stuffed aubergine, I loved every second. I travelled with my Mum who is queen of the girls’ holiday. While she took care of the flights, I arranged the accommodation…

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Hidden Door Festival 2017

3rd June 2017
Photo of Hidden Door Festival.

A few nights ago I met my friends at the old Leith Theatre to soak up a bit of the Hidden Door festival. First one there, I took myself around the flaky corridors where visual art blended into disused building. Literally in some parts. In truth, I found the basement and some of the rooms unnerving. It wasn’t like Hidden Door last year where it…

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