Why I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day

So February the 14th has been and gone. It is one of my least favourite holidays of the year. I am not opposed to celebrating love, far from it! But here are my thoughts on the day… Firstly, gestures of this nature brought around by this day should be spontaneous and not because people want…

A Tale of Two Cities – London vs Edinburgh

Reader, I have lived in a few places in my life so far and was lucky enough with a former employer, to be based in two of the UK’s best cities, London and Edinburgh. I lived in London for 18 months between 2013 and 2014, moving to Edinburgh which I left in March 2017. This…

Learning from the Mistakes of my Undergraduate Degree.

Reader, this is a completely random post to what I normally do but I felt compelled to write it. No one likes admitting they’re wrong and I’m not saying I’m wrong per se but do believe there is always a way to do things differently. Today I was sitting in Starbucks trying to prepare for…

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…

My Brownie Sash

The benefits of living back in my family home is uncovering pieces of my childhood I had forgotten about. One of which I found in my parent’s garage, my Brownie Sash. Looking back through photos of me in my yellow jumper and culottes make me cringe at the pride I would feel wearing such a…

Lana del Rey SSE Hydro

Kitsch Americana songstress Lana del Rey announced her concert at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro with less than a month’s notice to her fans and it was received in high and excited demand. Having been a fan since her debut single back in 2011, this gig was a must see on my gig bucket list. According to one member…

The Ultimate Recipe for the Perfect Music Gig

Reader, I have been asked on many occasions what the best gig I have ever been to has been. I will be slowly approaching near 30 gigs by the end of this year and honestly, I couldn’t tell you. Its disgruntling when I see the disappointment on people’s faces when I can’t give them a direct answer. So…

Gig FAQs

Reader, I’m a massive fan of live music and have built up an eclectic mix of artists that I have seen over the last few years in particular. I have seen sell-out stadium tours that tickets were gone in seconds to an artist who had to move his venue to the upstairs of a neighbouring pub…

From the Beginning

“It’s a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to…”  – JRR Tolkien Well, 2017 has is not how I expected it to be. I started the year in my lovely rented house in Edinburgh’s…