208, 2018

Monthly Round-Up: July Edition

By |August 2nd, 2018|Life|0 Comments

What’s been happening in July? 
It’s been another month of almost exclusively glorious weather here in Scotland. We’ve been enjoying sunshine and plenty of blue skies for weeks now which, if you’ve ever visited Scotland you’ll know is rather rare!

I’ve been making the most of the weather as much as possible. There have been barbeques, sunshine drinks, lots of walks, bridesmaid […]

3007, 2018

Why Visiting 40 Countries Before I’m 30 is Important to Me

By |July 30th, 2018|Life|2 Comments

I’ve travelled to 39 countries so far.

39 countries across 5 continents.

39 countries out of some 195 countries in the world.

To some that might seem like an incredible achievement, whilst to others it may seem so tiny as to be almost inconsequential.

Well, to me, it’s important.

I feel proud to have set foot in 39 countries across the world. The majority have […]

2307, 2018

The Joy of NOT Writing About Travel

By |July 23rd, 2018|Life|0 Comments

I love writing. But, that probably won’t come as any surprise to anyone to hear that a travel blogger loves writing.

I’ve always loved writing. Ever since I can remember I’ve loved it. Even when I was about 7 and I wrote a 24-page story about children living in Bangladesh after watching a particularly poignant Blue Peter appeal.

These days, I’ve moved […]

1907, 2018

Getting Sick as a Freelancer

By |July 19th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

Getting sick sucks. There’s no doubt about it. Feeling unwell is never fun and it can be frustrating to have to put things on hold because you’re too sick to function properly.

When you’re a freelancer being sick is even worse. If you’re feeling too crappy to get work done then there’s nobody to stand in for you. There aren’t any […]

507, 2018

Monthly Round-Up: June Edition

By |July 5th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

What’s been happening in June? 
June has been a bit of a whirlwind and seemed to pass by in a blur. The weather has been absolutely stunning for the majority of the month and it’s made me love calling Scotland my home even more than I normally do. I’m so grateful to live here, especially when the sun makes an appearance!

The […]

2506, 2018

Reclaiming My Weekends

By |June 25th, 2018|Life|2 Comments

As a freelancer, I have the ability and freedom to work whenever I want…to a point. Of course I have to meet deadlines for clients and extra things crop up occasionally that are urgent, but for the most part, I can work to my own schedule.

In the past, this has been both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because […]

2106, 2018

The Problem With Being A Travel Blogger

By |June 21st, 2018|Life|3 Comments

For the most part being a travel blogger is great. Like, really great. I get to visit some amazing places and see and do things I never really thought possible. Then, I get to write about the places I visit and the things I’ve done there. I truly love writing, so for me, that’s one of the best parts.

But, the […]

1806, 2018

Why is it So Hard to Choose Where to Travel?

By |June 18th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

At the moment I have very few upcoming trips planned. Usually, I like to have lots of trips booked to give me plenty to be excited about and look forward to. But, at the moment, that’s not the case. Why I hear you ask? Well, recently I’ve found myself really struggling to choose where to travel next.

This is a new […]

706, 2018

Six Years Self-Employed

By |June 7th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

June is always a little bit of a special month for me – it marks the anniversary of me becoming self-employed. This year, I’m celebrating six years of self-employment! SIX YEARS! Wow!

I graduated from university six whole years ago. In some ways it feels like much longer than that and in others it feels like just a few months ago.

Something […]

406, 2018

Monthly Round-Up: May Edition

By |June 4th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

What happened in May? 
You might remember last month my beloved dog Ben was unwell with pancreatitis. Unfortunately, he’s not quite recovered yet and I’ve had a few expensive trips to the vet with him for more scans, blood tests, medication and even an ultrasound (yes, they did have to shave his tummy and it’s pretty much the cutest thing I’ve […]