Travel: Glasgow, You Beaut

It always surprises people when I tell them that Glasgow tops my list of my favorite cities in Scotland. Maybe it's because they expect me to pick Edinburgh. Everyone else does. Edinburgh has history and beauty, which is wonderful, but Glasgow more of an edge to it. It's got character. And, if I could describe... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: His Bloody Project

"The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae." Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, His Bloody Project is a innovative and original crime fiction novel. Seemingly blurring the lines between memoir and... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Pear & Almond Tart

Inspired by Hannah's last post on avoiding certain foods to help her chronic illness symptoms, here is a dairy free and gluten free sweet treat that's simple enough for anyone to make. Ingredients: 175g icing sugar plus extra for dusting 50g plain flour 100g ground almonds Zest of 1 lemon 5 egg whites 175g butter,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties

Provocative and fearless, Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body and Other Parties is the short story collection of my dreams. Machado artfully bends genres to create tales tinged with horror, fiction, fairytale, and a dash of humor in between. Some might call this approach risky, but I find it refreshing to pick up a book that... Continue Reading →

Travel: Stirling, Scotland’s Heart

Once the capital of ancient Scotland and the site of many important historical events, these days Stirling sometimes gets overshadowed by Edinburgh and Glasgow on the tourist trail. Stirling is a compact city but it's certainly not lacking in unique experiences for all the family. Here are my recommendations on the best things to do... Continue Reading →

Hear This: Soulful Proclamations

What I love most about soul music is how versatile it is. It can get people up on their feet, it can make powerful statements, it can tell a love story, and everything in-between. I think this is because its roots run deep with the influences of gospel and rhythm and blues. That, and there... Continue Reading →

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