Dublin: December 2016

Earlier in 2016 I received a text message from a good friend, stating that flights to Dublin were currently insanely cheap. Moments later a second message appeared, with a breakdown of costs for a hostel in the city centre for a group of us. A few clicks, a vague look at my diary, and 15…

Harris & Lewis Adventures

I was fortunate enough to recently go on a small trip to Harris. As a lover of beaches, the sea, islands and the west of Scotland this was one of the places I was desperate to see. I have never been anywhere with such beautiful beaches (I’m from Northumberland, I don’t say that lightly) and…

The pleasure of your own company 

I am in Iceland, Reykjavik to be precise, after a very spontaneous decision at the end of an incredibly difficult week.  I have always loved traveling, and for one reason or another I keep finding reasons not to. Visiting Iceland has always seemed like a dream to me, and at the lowest point I’ve been…

November: Conferences, Takeovers and Inspiration

November was busy. I’m not quite sure where it has gone (but at least this time it was amidst a a haze of conferences, career fairs and talks, not the vodka and Paul Simon haze of November 2013. And 2012). I had the pleasure of attending Historic Environment Scotland’s Our Place In Time Conference on…

Inverness Field Club Excursion to Abriachan Forest Trust

On Saturday 27th June, I spent a wonderful afternoon with the Inverness Field Club on a visit to Abriachan Forest Trust. I found about the Field Club when I attended a lecture on the Ness of Brodgar by Nick Card, which was organised by the Club and after some research on Friday for things to…