Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Falkirk Wheel to Kelpies | Scotland

     We finally got some good weather here in Edinburgh recently, so a friend and I made the most of our day off last week to go on a little day trip. I've been enjoying seeing more of my own country on these sorts of day trips in the last year! We actually meant to do this last year and ended up cancelling for some reason, so I'm glad we finally got around to it. The plan was to take the train to Falkirk, just west of Edinburgh, to visit the Falkirk Wheel and then walk along the canal to reach the Kelpies. The day was as much about the walk as it was the sights themselves!

The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland


Thursday, 13 June 2019

7 Netflix Rom-Coms to Watch

     I do like a romantic comedy from time to time, but I've always sort of considered them to be 'guilty pleasures'. They're often easy-viewing, as I can predict the plot and ending easily. They're nice, comforting films, but don't require that much brain power on my part - and of course, many of them play into sexist, gender stereotypes. However, in recent years Netflix has grabbed on to the genre and released slate of original movies, many of which aim to subvert and correct the problems of rom coms in the past. Now, there are more on the platform than just this list, but these ones are my favourites of those I've seen do far (in no particular order).

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Sunday, 9 June 2019

Musings from a Tourist Town

     The cobbled streets weave in and out of each other, a never-ending maze where every corner looks the same yet entirely different. The buildings stand tall on either side, towering precariously high overhead, their rough stonework marked with centuries' worth of stories. Behind each set of dark wooden shutters, dozens of families have lived and worked and loved and toiled, generation after generation calling these streets their home.

Crowds of tourists in Split, Croatia

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