Road Tripping around Mull

After the first time in a while, I finally booked a week off. I have had an exhausting few months with a house move and new job, I was definitely in need for some R&R. Whilst trawling the internet and speaking to friends for recommendations, I settled on visiting the Isle of Mull. There wasn’t a lot…

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…

The Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow

I have visited Glasgow so many times over the last few years and has always been a city held close to my heart. Getting off the train and wandering past George Square, I was lured by my senses into a coffee shop for coffee and a slice of cake (because I was on holiday….sort of?)….

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…

Eden Mill Gin Tour

Reader, I am lucky enough to have the not-so-secret of Eden Mill just a short 20 minute bus ride away from where I live. So, I naturally had to take an afternoon to visit. This company which was founded just a few years ago is Scotland’s first single site distillery and brewery, making gin, whisky and beer. This…