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.
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.
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”
A cinema trip, new shoes, cocktails and podcasts – this week’s #whatthefizz. Continue reading “#whatthefizz”
Blogging is all about sharing information. When it comes to travel and lifestyle blogs, such as this one, we share images, videos, information and advice to capture peoples’ imaginations and, essentially, let them into my world. But how much access are we really giving people? Continue reading “Tips for staying safe online”
Time for sushi, new accessories and a 30th birthday trip – this week’s #whatthefizz. Continue reading “#whatthefizz”
Summer is made for healthy eating! Here are some super easy and delicious recipes to try out for breakfast, lunch and dinner over sunnier months. Some of them take less than 10 minutes to whip up, and if you want to enjoy these at lunchtime, you can easily do all the prep the night before. Continue reading “5 Quick & Easy Summer Recipes”
#whatthefizz is a new segment. A round-up of all the things I’m loving just now; books, food, podcasts or places to go, you’ll find it all here. Continue reading “#whatthefizz”
The mighty ‘staycation’ is on the rise. And no, that doesn’t mean you need to spend your days freezing on some remote beach somewhere on the east coast of Scotland.
Last weekend I had the locks I’d be growing since before my wedding (how is that two years ago!) all chopped off. Or rather, I had the lovely team at Dickson Reid chop it all off. I returned to my platinum blonde roots (well, I feel like I’m a natural platinum blonde, even if my roots suggest otherwise) and I opted for a new, shorter style, just in time for summer. Continue reading “Summer Staples”