When lockdown in Scotland ended, Anya and I were ready to dive into the deep end of our newfound freedom, so we hopped in the car for a quick trip to the Isle of Skye. For those who don’t know, Skye is a Scottish island known for its dramatic landscapes, including fresh springs, cliffs, mountains and rock formations. I’d seen thousands of pictures of Skye on Instagram, and I was soon to discover that the photos didn’t do it justice.Continue reading “Escape from Lockdown: Our Trip to the Mystic Isle of Skye (Part I)”
Before moving to Glasgow, I’d been a little nervous about having access to nature. I’m not a city girl, but Glasgow and the surrounding area have stolen my heart, impressing me with lush parks, nearby woodlands and elegant castles and country houses.Continue reading “19 Outdoor Spots In and Around Glasgow”
Trigger warning: This post discusses sexual harassment and assault.
I’ve lived in a few different countries in my life. I can tell you that misogyny, sexism and sexual harassment and assault are not exclusive to any one country. I’ve been a victim in Italy, the Czech Republic, the UK and at home in the U.S. It’s not something I or many other women talk about much, but then Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, was kidnapped while walking home from a friend’s house in London. She was murdered, and now millions of women in the UK and beyond are grieving her loss and remembering all the times they felt threatened or were harmed by men.Continue reading “Sexual Harassment and Assault as a Female Traveller”
Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling, but if given the option, I’d choose to live abroad. Here’s why…Continue reading “Why I’d Rather Live Abroad Than Travel”
When our last flat had a health and safety issue, Anya and I decided to move from the wee village of Bridge of Allan to the normally bustling city of Glasgow. We’re now settled in our new home, and I’d like to tell you what I learnt from the whole process…Continue reading “What I Learnt from Moving to Glasgow”
I try to live consciously. Sometimes, female biology makes that difficult. To put it simply, periods can suck both for those who have them and the planet. Thankfully, there are alternatives, and they might make a great last-minute gift for a sister, cousin, friend or yourself.Continue reading “A Period of Change: My Switch to Eco-Friendly Menstrual Products”