Burgers and fries at St Andrews Brewing Co

Funny story: I was all set for a fancy dinner at what is probably Dundee’s fanciest restaurant, when the waitress told me there was no reservation made under my name. What makes this story all the more embarrassing is that it was supposed to be a media review for the… View Post

My first time in a recording studio

Last month I spent the day in Edinburgh with LNER at Canongate Studios, where they were recording (and filming) a number of people reading a poem written by Ben Norris in collaboration with Edith Bowman, called Track Record. The poem came about as part of LNER’s campaign to celebrate regional… View Post

A caffeine fix at Mitchell’s

Three months into being Kittie’s mum means the ‘fourth trimester’ is officially over. Which also means that, technically, less coffee should be required – but I type this after two cappuccinos at Mitchell’s in Broughty Ferry. *eye roll emoji* If it weren’t for sleep deprivation, having a new baby wouldn’t… View Post

My first look inside the V&A

INSIDE THE BUILDING The first thing that struck me about the interior of V&A Dundee was the expanse of space. The enormity of the inside was astounding. I hadn’t expected it to look so spacious, given the narrowing base of the exterior of the building (where the entrance is), but… View Post

Don’t stop believing

When I was about 22 years old I prayed for something to happen in Dundee that would change the world. Fast forward fourteen years, and it did. Story time. I’ve lived in Dundee since I was five years old – my mum relocated the two of us from just outside… View Post