The Nutcracker

Going to see a ballet has become a winter staple for me as festivities approach. The Nutcracker is a classic and with music that is so iconic, it was a must see! The Russian State Ballet has established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and first visit to Dundee was met with high…

Dundee Gin Fayre

As a lover of a gin or two, I was excited when it was announced that Dundee was hosting its first gin fayre, showcasing predominantly Scotland’s finest gins. The tickets flew thick and fast and I was lucky to obtain a ticket for their late afternoon session. Originally meant to be hosted at Dundee University’s…

Ice Hockey – Dundee Stars vs Fife Flyers

As part of my Hometown Tourist adventures, I wanted to go see some local sport. Having a family who is very fond of football and avid Dundee FC supporters, I have spent countless moments of my early childhood at Dens Park supporting the Dark Blues. So I wanted to avoid such a sport for now…

D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

As one of Dundee’s best secrets, the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum is a great visit for anyone interested in animals! Only open for 2 hours when the University is not teaching in the summer, this tiny one roomed museum is full of wonders. Located in the university’s Carnelly building, I had to buzz to specifically…

A Day Trip to Broughty Ferry

Broughty Ferry has always been the epitome of a Dundonian summer for me. Walking along the beach, paddling in the icy River Tay and (not so) patiently waiting in the queue at Visocchi’s for an ice cream. Visiting this small seaside town was definitely a trip down memory lane. Sadly the weather wasn’t on my…