What Christmas means to me

The most precious part of Christmas, for me, is love. The love I feel for my family and friends is one of life’s joys all year round, but I get particularly mushy around this time of year. It’s a side effect of the holidays, which allow time for reflection before… 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

Feasting at Daisy Tasker, Hotel Indigo

As most of the world will be aware by now, Dundee is fast becoming one of the UK’s most recommended cities to visit. By and large this is, admittedly, due to the V&A museum which opens this weekend (stay tuned for a sneak preview inside the building later this week)… View Post

Getting braces, ten months on

It’s now been ten months since I had braces fitted. How does it feel after 250 days of wearing metal fixtures on every tooth? Aside from the shredded cheeks, erupting ulcers, aching gums and headaches (and the ghastly yellow rubber band they threw in for good measure eight weeks ago)… View Post

Travelling in style on the Orient Express

Winning an Instagram competition is never an expectation upon entering, but to win a trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is almost beyond belief. (Thank you, Aspinal of London.) A once-in-a-lifetime kind of trip, travelling from Venice to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the stuff dreams are made of, and… View Post