A trip down Memory Lane

They don’t look like much. Simple wooden chalets tucked back from the road, barely visible through the trees as you drive though a tiny Scottish village. But something about them prompted my grandparents to look closer, way back in 1978. And that’s how my family discovered Ardwell. Six chalets in a row, facing… View Post

10 Things that Say Summer in Britain

August is pretty much my favourite time of the whole year. There’s no school. Work gets quieter, meaning it’s easy to take the odd day off here and there. It stops raining (quite so much). While we’re spending this August in Canada and the US, it’s the little things that… View Post

My Week Eating like Gwyneth Paltrow

It’s fair to say then when I told colleagues that I would be eating like Gwyneth for a week, the response was less than supportive. The phrase “open derision” springs to mind. Gwyneth has a reputation for being a bit kooky when it comes to food. But what the heck? I found her… View Post

So… My Ex Hates Me.

If there was such a thing as a hierarchy of skills, I suspect making fire and cooking edible food would rank top 10. ‘Understanding why your ex hates you – and learning not to care’ might not rank so high, but it’s a skill I’ve been working on this past year.… View Post


I suspect like all of us, I’m pre-occupied with this week’s EU referendum. I wasn’t going to write about it, honest I wasn’t. I wasn’t going to write because I tend to think once people make up their minds on this stuff, you can’t change it. You think the EU… View Post