#whatthefizz – summer links you’ll love

It’s been far too long since my last #whatthefizz and it seems you love a good recommendation just as much as I do as a few of you mentioned you’ve missed it. Alongside figuring out what items of my ‘holiday wardrobe’ are ‘work appropriate‘, here’s what I’ve been up to… Continue reading “#whatthefizz – summer links you’ll love”


The key to a good night’s sleep

When I sleep I have big, vivid dreams. Sometimes happy and exciting, other times dark and scary, but always full of different ideas, places and faces. Sometimes they can feel so real it takes me a moment when I wake up to remember I was dreaming.

I really value a good night’s sleep. I’m not someone who can exist on a few hours here and there, I need to go all in for a deep sleep, to give my body and mind time to rest and recuperate. When I struggle to get to sleep, or wake up in the morning after a night of tossing and turning, it really affects me, and I can usually pin point what’s caused it.  Continue reading “The key to a good night’s sleep”

The shows Netflix is hiding from you…

Whilst on holiday with friends last week, it became apparent we had the same, painstaking Netflix routines: decide to watch something on Netflix, spend about an hour/ an hour and a half scrolling mindlessly through programmes and movies, realise your allotted programme/movie watching time is up, head to bed, annoyed.

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Scam… or No Scam?

A few months ago, I was involved in a project run by Royal Bank of Scotland to raise awareness of online security, and to highlight how to keep your personal information safe online. As someone who spends 90% of my day online – whether that’s at work, on my blog, or in social messaging apps, I was under the illusion I was much more clued up when it came to protecting my personal online information than I really am. Continue reading “Scam… or No Scam?”

#whatthefizz – the Christmas edit

The time has come to put up an outrageously large tree, and get on top of my Christmas shopping! When I say get on top of, I mean start… luckily it’s not exactly a hard task, especially when there are so many lovely independent shops and boutiques to support, both in Edinburgh and online. Here’s my pick of the best places to fill your stockings… Continue reading “#whatthefizz – the Christmas edit”

A Local’s Guide to Winter in Edinburgh

When people think of Edinburgh they often think of summertime. The all consuming, sprawling festival tents. The royal mile bursting with culture vultures and street entertainers. The late nights spent drinking novelty spirits in pop-up bars – always with a free pair of sunglasses, slightly askew.

Fast forward a few months to the first crisp, winter’s day. Brilliant, steely blue skies. A light frost gently melting on New Town railings. Steam rising from basement cafes and twinkling lights outside The Dome. This is the Edinburgh we, the locals, have been waiting for. Continue reading “A Local’s Guide to Winter in Edinburgh”

#whatthefizz – Hello Autumn!

Does anyone else breathe a sigh of relief as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe rolls out of town? Not because it wasn’t fun. This year I went to more shows than ever before (take a read about those here), and I fully embraced the festival tents. But come the end of August, I was ready for the city to return to normal. I’m enjoying being able to book my favourite restaurants, to wait no longer than five minutes at the bar, and most importantly, I’m enjoying walking about the city in peace.

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#whatthefizz – festival fun

August has arrived, which means… pouring rain and soggy festival posters. Yes, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins this week, and by way of a warm, Scottish welcome, summer has decided to unleash torrential rain, five times a day, followed by bursts of glorious sunshine and whipping winds. The festival is here and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Food at the Fringe

There is so much to do at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You could spend the entire month of August attending shows and discovering weird and wonderful venues and not even have scratched the surface. What is essential though, is making sure you stay well fed and watered. So, whether it’s planned dinner with friends after a show, or a quick bite to eat in-between rushing from one venue to another, here’s the low down on where to eat and drink this August…  Continue reading “Food at the Fringe”