Article submitted on-spec for a magazine about Food on the theme “Rituals”, but was not published. The nights we order in from the local Chinese have always been full of chaos, but at the same time, ceremonial. The format has not changed since we were children. We kids have all grown up and moved out, but the family gets together on occasion, and the process … Continue reading Mum wants to order in….
As part of my Freelance Journalism and Travel Writing course, I’m frequently tasked with writing assignments. I’ll be sharing these on my blog as it would be a shame for these not to be shared! 🙂 The sandy beach stretched out for half a mile in each direction as the waves crashed against the rocky shore. The crystal blue sea shimmered in the glaring sun, … Continue reading Scotland’s Slice of the Mediterranean
Lockdown has been tough on us all. Whether you’ve been cooped up in a small city flat or had the garden to relax in during our collective 18-month ordeal, we’ve all felt stuck at some point. So with lockdown easing, and the jabs being distributed amongst the public, how do we get back to ‘normal’? Personally, I’ve been hiking on my own for the past … Continue reading How a Solo Hike Can Help You Clear Your Mental Cobwebs
Winding through beautiful roads, whale watching in Shaky Bay, getting stuck in the snow and swimming in hail storms. Just a few things we got up to our once in a lifetime trip to Iceland. During September 2020, I travelled to this incredible country with my partner and spent three weeks exploring The Land of Fire and Ice. Twelve of those days, we spent in … Continue reading Iceland Ring Road Trip
I stepped on the brakes and the car carried on down the hill. At that moment, I knew I’d made a huge mistake.. It had been a sleepless few nights on the road. We’d hired a van to travel around the Icelandic ring road a few days previously. We’d been enjoying our time, but an icy front from the north had swept in and made … Continue reading Snow Problem!
I’ve been thinking about this for a few years, so here we go! I love a good pun, and I love Christmas. In fact, my Christmas jumper collection is almost to one per day of December! Every year I scour the shelves for some decent puns for the front of a cosy jumper but the best I’ve seen (and which I own!) is ‘Soy to … Continue reading Christmas Jumpers
North Iceland’s’ advantageous weather and sea conditions make it an ideal setting to seek out the largest mammals on the planet. The number and variety of species in the Icelandic waters makes spotting them an almost guarantee. When making plans to travel to Iceland, whale watching was high on our list of things to do. We didn’t want to book a spot on a tour … Continue reading Whale Watching in Northern Iceland
When we booked our trip to Iceland in November 2019, we had no idea what the world would look like now. We thought it would be a normal getaway, how wrong we were! 5 days in isolation can see a little daunting in a new country so I thought I would share my experience with it, to help you decide if it is worth it. … Continue reading What We Did For 5 Days in Icelandic Quarantine