Monday, 14 October 2019

Things to Do in Edinburgh on a Rainy Day

     Scotland is not known for its sunny weather, nor is it very easy to predict our weather, since forecasts change so quickly all the time. Edinburgh is a fantastic city to explore in the sunshine, but there's also no shortage of options for when the weather isn't so great. So here are some of my suggestions of what to do on a rainy day, including a variety of free and paid activities!

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Friday, 11 October 2019

Travel Inspiration | Ireland

     Ireland are our neighbours just across the water from Great Britain, and I think there is a certain affinity between them and us Scots, with our shared Celtic heritage from way back when. We're both fiercely proud of our countries and culture as well. I visited for the first time last year, with a long weekend trip to Dublin, a vibrant, energetic city. I managed to squeeze in some day trips to other parts of the country too, taking in historic castles, small fishing villages, rolling green hills, and spectacular clifftop ocean views. There's plenty more details in the posts from that trip, but here are my photo highlights, including some I didn't share the first time...

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Edinburgh Doors Open Days 2019

     So last year I wrote two posts about the places I visited on Doors Open Days. This happens once a year (all over Scotland, not just Edinburgh), where they open up buildings and locations that the public can't normally access for the weekend. Or, places that are usually paid entry are for free, or there are additional events on in places that are usually open and free. It's basically a great way to see some new places around the city, learn more about them, or experience some of the additional events. This year I had more free time on the Sunday than the Saturday to see things, so I'm just putting it all in one post instead.

Ballroom, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Friday, 4 October 2019

Outfit - Vintage

     I realised that I've been wearing this denim jacket all summer, and for the start of autumn, but haven't featured it in an outfit post yet, and now it's getting too cold here to be wearing it! I got it online earlier this year, and it's a vintage, second-hand jacket. I'm trying to make an effort to not buy as much "fast fashion" as I have in the past, so I'm trying to use more independent shops (both online and in person), and get some second-hand things like this. This outfit looks a bit vintage, '80s overall I think, with the oversized jacket (technically a men's), paired with the black leggings (which are thick enough to not need something over the top of them), and the Converse. I chose these big earrings to sort of continue on with that idea. The jacket very much encapsulates my summer though!

Vintage - outfit of second hand thrifted blue denim jean jacket, white striped top, black leggings & red Converse

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Top 10 Netflix Shows to Watch

     Recently I did a post listing some of my favourite Netflix Original rom-com films, so I thought I would do the same for TV series now as well. Like last time, I'm sticking to Netflix Originals, however in some cases these are shows that started somewhere else and were later cancelled but picked up by Netflix, or they are billed as 'Originals' in the UK, but were produced by another company for the initial American release. And whereas last time I was looking at just one specific genre of film, this is a more general list, as I was struggling to find one category with a sufficient number of entries to include. I may do a second part to this list in future, when new things come out, since it is so broad. These are just my personal favourites as well - there's loads of other great shows out there, that I've heard good things about, but just aren't my taste, or I haven't got to them yet!

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