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A Wintry Weekend in the Cotswolds

Stow-on-the-Wold We stayed in a lovely village called Stow-on-the-Wold, which sounds a bit like somewhere you’d expect to find in a children’s storybook! The village is full of lovely boutiques, pubs, coffee shops, and a gorgeous bookshop. We were staying in a little holiday cottage so we ate in a

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Barter Books, Alnwick

“In a second-hand bookshop head to the back, find the old books with dust undisturbed and worn off covers for these clothe true treasures.” Rachel Hall Bookshop of Dreams My new year’s resolution for 2019 was to blog at least once a month (setting the bar fairly low, I’ll admit.)

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Exploring Edinburgh with the National Art Pass

This post is in partnership with the National Art Pass & Art Fund The lovely folk at Art Fund have recently completed an interesting study on wellbeing. Specifically, how our wellbeing is impacted by how we use our time and how stressed we feel. They highlight the fact that even though

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A Weekend in Dublin

A friend of mine recently moved to Dublin from Edinburgh. The silver lining of this is that it gave me the perfect excuse to spend a weekend in Dublin visiting her and exploring the city! It’s somewhere that has long been on my bucket-list (particularly given its many literary connections!)

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Mono Edinburgh: Progressive Italian Dining

One of the incredible things that Instagram has brought into my life is the occasional invitation to visit new places. I was so delighted when Mono Edinburgh got in touch and asked if I’d liked to have a meal at their restaurant on South Bridge. As a huge fan of Italian

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Autumn in Edinburgh: A Guide for 2018

There’s nothing quite like autumn in Edinburgh. There is something magical about the city when its leaves turn their glorious shades of red, gold and orange. The handsome grey stone buildings seem to suit a slight chill in the air and the swirling backdrop of autumn mists. The whole city

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An Afternoon at The Famous Grouse Experience

*Please note this post is in collaboration with The Famous Grouse Experience.* I’ll admit, I’m not usually much of a whisky drinker. But when The Famous Grouse Experience invited me to visit their distillery and sample their chocolate taste sensation menu I didn’t hesitate. A mini road trip up through

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