So in the very week that I was gearing up to write about all my previous travels, the company I have travelled most through has gone into administration. Farewell my beloved Caledonian Travel. Specialist Leisure Group LTD Apparently this company owned Caledonian Travel and its sister company based in England, National Holidays. I was not … Continue reading End of an Era
I'm sure everyone has at least heard of Rosslyn Chapel, mostly thanks to the spotlight given by Dan Brown in the Da Vinci code it helped bring even more tourists and conspiracy theorists to the church located on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Day-Trippin' Back in March, I'd planned to visit Rosslyn Chapel with the family … Continue reading Rosslyn Chapel
Meet Dippy the Diplodocus. He's on tour around the UK having left the Natural History Museum in London for the first time since 1905. His show is on the road until 2020 and is next heading to Newcastle on 18th May, having just wrapped up a several month stint in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and … Continue reading Have you met Dippy?
I meant to have this ready to publish for the 7th of September... Alas, four years ago on the 7th September I moved to Granada, Spain for a year. I haven't really written much about my time abroad, honestly it took me a long time to separate the good from the bad. Hindsight can help … Continue reading Four years ago…
If You Won The Lottery... It's funny because this question always reminds me of language classes when trying to learn how to use the subjunctive/if-clauses/imperfect subjunctive. Usually the responses were fairly run-of-the-mill because everyone was too freaked out with trying to understand the subjunctive. In reality, my response is boring... I'd buy a house, a … Continue reading 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day #23
Best Trip of Your Life Obviously it has to be Italy. The first time I went with my family in 2008 was great but I always feel you never get the same enjoyment the first time you go to a place as you do subsequent times when you know what you're looking forward to. So, … Continue reading 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day #10
I'm drained. Zonked. Gone. I've had a few days off work just with how the scheduling goes, and had all these wild plans for what I'd do with all that free time. And yet, it's been cold, stormy, wet, and blah. They probably sound like excuses and maybe they are but I'm so tired. I've … Continue reading Battling the sleepies
Back in 2017, archaeologists had come across a wealth of Etruscan-based discoveries, including an Etruscan temple on the ‘Mountain Of Jupiter’ and possibly the best-preserved Etruscan site in Italy. Well, this time around the scope beyond the confines of the Italian peninsula, to account for the Sardinian island which also seems to flaunt its Etruscan… via … Continue reading Etruscan Settlement in Sardegna!
Woo hoo! So today was the first day that I'd properly had the chance to go around the Christmas market in Glasgow today. I took a few photos and videos of it this evening just after twilight. I only visited the George Square market, I'll do the St Enoch's one tomorrow. I had a yummy … Continue reading Christmas Market – Glasgow 2017