Tuscan Skyline

There are many things I love about Scotland. My main gripe? Clear skies. My favourite pass time when I’m abroad is sitting outside in the evening and star-gazing, and I wish I could do the same at home. So here’s yet another Italy shot from up in the Tuscany hills – look familiar? (Click on…

Eye Candy [Lake Lecco]

Satisfaction is… Getting a bargain. Getting the job. Putting your feet up to this view after making it to the accommodation three hours later than planned, one hour of which was spent standing outside of it, not knowing it was the right place because the GPS was drunk on the mountain altitude, and there was…

Paris by Night [Belated Birthday]

It’s easy to see why people fall in love with this city, or return in their droves despite the current climate. Walking through its streets, if you’d been living under a rock and/or away from the news, you could be forgiven for thinking that the attacks, arrests and rise of the National Front were from…

Paris by Day [Belated Birthday]

So there you are. In the middle of Paris. Japanese restaurants to the left of you, firemen to the right, and here I am, stuck in a side street wondering why their training shorts are so very small. And why do they not have curtains or something to stop passersby looking in? Are Parisian fire-stations…

Belated Birthday

Another year, another birthday spent ill, this time it’s a flooring cold. That’s why I got on a plane headed for Paris earlier today, at the tail end of said cold. (Ok, this was planned well in advance, but let’s pretend this is medically sound advice). After a week of scarves, jumpers, golden milk and…