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Stones, Sovereigns and Spellbinding Stories

Exploring Four of Scotland’s Most Legendary Castles What makes castles so iconic that they inspire legends, conjure folk tales and weave experiences that echo across time? All across the world they rise above the land, icons of architecture, heritage and culture, strongholds in long and bloody wars, inspirations for fairytales,Read More

Wanderment and Adventure in 2016

Sometimes you can tell a story without uttering a single word. Sometimes you can convey dreams in the simplest of ways and articulate experiences in a spectral of colour. Today, on the cusp of the New Year, I wanted to share with you an imagery experience of what 2016 broughtRead More

2016: Out Into The Great Beyond

It seems so surreal that 365 days have passed since I sat on the beach at Venus Bay in Australia, my back leaning against the shifting sands with my family beside me ringing in the New Year with a golden sunset, an impromptu Frisbee tournament and much ice-cream.    Read More

The Bohemian Life: Behind The Scenes at The NYC Met

I’d never imagined that one day, I would be standing here, on centre stage at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House (The Met), but here I am, tonight. No, I am not about to make my debut as Mimi, in La Boheme, but rather, I am the guest of a personRead More

An Outlander’s Roadtrip Through The Scottish Highlands

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there was a place whose very soul lay entwined in enchantment.  A place where the sun shone like amber, where the rivers ran crystal and where fuzzy wild-land beasts roamed the valleys without a care in the world. A placeRead More

The Last Stamp – Reminiscence of an 828 Kilometre Walk

After 38 days of walking through the Northern Spanish countryside through the provinces of Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and finally Galicia, we had arrived in the legendary city of Santiago de Compostela just as the sun had begun to break through the thick morning fog to shine down upon Santiago’sRead More

The Familial Connections That Bind Us – A Beatles Story

For as long as I can remember, my father has regaled us with stories of music and bands, their rise to fame and what they had learnt along the way. In a way, that learning aspect and how you grow and develop together along the journey, adding dimensionality and awarenessRead More

How to Survive Your Sentence At the Edinburgh Dungeon

I never thought that my dad was a cross dresser called Shirley who had pranced about our neighbour’s garden in underskirts. Actually, there are a lot of things I don’t know. For instance, I don’t know exactly how many litres make up all the oceans and seas of our world,Read More

DAY 38: The Road to Santiago

I pulled on my trusty blue and grey hiking socks one last time in the jet black darkness of the Albergue. I stuffed my scarlet red sleeping bag into its case and fit it expertly into my backpack automatically, my hands accustomed to the art of packing. I tied myRead More