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 →

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 →

Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic

Generating less plastic waste is a big deal right now. People have finally started to realise how harmful single-use plastics are to the environment and every day it seems that a new company is jumping onto the "less plastics" train. Wanting to use less single-use plastics in your day to day life is great but... Continue Reading →

Decluttering for Spring

I, like the rest of the world it seems, have recently jumped on the Marie Kondo bandwagon. I hate clutter but I also own a lot of 'stuff' that I don't want to get rid of, so I'm always looking for clever ways to organise and store things in my small apartment. I love the... Continue Reading →

Travel: 48 Hours in Belfast

Recently I travelled to Belfast to see Bell X1 in concert and visit a friend who's living there. Despite growing up in Ireland I had never made it to Belfast, and didn't really know too much about what to do in the city. Well, I was impressed! Belfast is a beautiful, small city so it's... Continue Reading →

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