Musings on Self Motivation

Hello Friends, I’ll be the first to put my hand up and say that nearly a year after the proverbial rug was quite literally pulled out from under our feet, I’ve finally found a routine that works for me in these strange new times. I like to think of myself as a fairly realistic and…

The Long Hibernation

Hello Friends, Welcome back to these parts which haven’t seen the light of day for what I must admit has been far too long. I could offer a number of excuses as to why I’ve neglected my blog for so long, but lets face it, I think they can be summed up in one little…

Fox Hunting – Why It’s Time For It To Go

Like many of Theresa May’s political moves, the appeal to lift the ban on fox hunting will be one of the most controversial. In place since 2005, the act condemns and criminalizes the act of hunting wild animals. However, I would argue that lifting the ban is not simply a politically controversial decision, but also…

The Lone Wolf

“Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life’s greatest tests alone.” – Agnes Macphail. I like people. I’m a people person. I thrive in big crowds and relish at the chance to talk to as many people as I can and listen to as many stories as I…

So You’re Going to University : My Tips

It’s that time of year again, when A-Level results come rolling in and all the months of anxious waiting are finally over and you get the happy news that you’re off to your chosen University in September. If that’s you, then let me congratulate you for sticking through high-school and getting this far, and wish…

The Mesmerising World of Street Art

On a warm summer’s evening as I strolled along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, I walked past loads of street artists, with their sketching stalls all set up, catching tourists and locals alike and convincing them with easy charm and that lulling Scottish accent to sit for a portrait. Seeing so much passion for art…

Travel Diary: Edinburgh, Scotland

If there ever was a fairy tale town, I’m convinced that Edinburgh is it. With its towering monuments and insanely beautiful architecture, I don’t think I’ve wanted to live in a city as much I did Edinburgh after a family holiday a few weeks ago. It’s called ‘Athens of the North for a reason, though…