How Does Your Garden Glow

If in doubt, get your partner’s GoPro out. The clock struck midnight, and out came the storm. Who needs to be a storm-chaser when the storm comes to you? About fifteen minutes after this shot, as it rumbled towards and over the house, lightning made ground about 100 feet in front of us – roughly…

In Romeo’s Footsteps

A wonder to me, everyday to you. Another day at work for the soldiers of old, tasked with lookout duties. Another walk to work for today’s residents. And another day of work for the tour buses, full of clicks, snaps and chatter. A bit like Edinburgh, where you trip over history on the way to…

Sandwich Italiano

Piazza Bra. The largest piazza in Verona, and certainly one of the most aesthetically pleasing (if you ignore the resident crane behind the arena). Thanks to a last minute bargain – and, admittedly, an accident that required minimal distance between a bed and the arena – our patch for the night was the third floor…

Whiteout’s Fair Rollin’ In

It’s those mountains again, tugging at yon Laidig’s heart. There’s nothing quite like being amongst the snow-caps with a panoramic view, especially as a whiteout begins to descend. That’s obviously until you remember that the only way off of the mountain is down, and you have to decide whether to race or embrace the inevitable.…

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…