We only had a week to experience Vietnam and I can safely say it left me wanting to see more of this diverse, chaotic and welcoming country. Still, one week was all we had, so we planned an itinerary to include a mixture of culture, top tourist hits, and a touch of relaxation.
This is a blog post about procrastinating, because I do it an awful lot. That’s not to say I’m idle or unproductive- in fact, quite the opposite. I just like to attack the ‘quick wins’ first. Jobs I can easily tick off the list for an instant sense of achievement, rather than projects with an … More Putting it Off…
I was lucky enough to grab some quiet time on the beach recently so I took the opportunity to devour a few of the novels promising to be this summer’s big holiday reads. And when I say devour, I’m talking about the kind of page-turners that will keep you glued to your sun lounger long … More 2017 Summer Reads
I used to be a competent traveller. I would leave it as late as I could afford to to get to the airport; to swan in with my efficiently packed and weighed luggage (no embarrassing public re-packs here) and just the right amount of time to get a cup of tea and a gossip mag … More When did I become a Travel Failure?
Below is an extract from an article I wrote 15 years ago for my school magazine, when my teenage generation was beginning to embrace the medium of text. Imagine a time when smartphones didn’t exist (you were lucky if you had the coveted Nokia with the interchangeable fascia) and Facebook was still a twinkle … More The Language of Social Media
A summary of our road trip and some top tips. Read more on my Scotland’s North Coast 500 blog post.
The North Coast 500 was introduced in 2014 to invigorate the tourism industry in the furthest reaches of mainland Scotland. Billed as ‘Scotland’s Route 66’, the 500 mile circular road trip from Inverness promises the best of Scotland: dramatic scenery, heritage and plenty of opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Day 1: Inverness to Dornoch … More Scotland’s North Coast 500
Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef, Maldives We’d normally go skiing with a week’s holiday in February, but due to an alcohol-induced dancefloor-sustained lunging injury, that wasn’t going to be an option this year. With a month to go Darling Man declared himself capable of little more than lying around, so our dreams of snowy … More Maldivian Memories
Ingredients 200g biscuits (I used plain digestives) 75g soft butter 300g white chocolate, melted and cooled 284ml double cream 250g cream cheese 250g mascarpone 150g punnet of raspberries
I’m not going to become a wedding bore, and this is definitely not a wedding blog- but I did get married recently and I really want to acknowledge the outstanding work by some fantastic teams. Our wedding was planned in 4 months, during much of which we were out of the country, so we really … More My Wedding Directory