I am not one of those people who loves isolation. Whilst I really enjoy my own company and would happily go to the cinema or eat out alone – it’s nice to have people around you. I’m of the opinion that we don’t truly thrive as humans in isolation. As John Donne wrote, centuries ago: “No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.” I think this is particularly true in Edinburgh. Whilst the rest of the world may have six degrees of separation – I would… View Post

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I took part in Little Paper Swan’s #autumnhashtagchallenge. I really liked having a bit more of a direction to follow with my photos, and it was equally lovely to see how other people interpreted the theme. As a new hashtag – with people taking part each day – it also meant that I could find the same people each day. I find that Instagram can move so fast sometimes, so although I comment on people’s images and like – it’s usually only the ones at the top of my feed.… View Post

Have you heard of the Pantone Colour Institute?  Every season they evaluate the colours shown by fashion designers in their collections at New York Fashion week, and then use this to create a colour report for the upcoming season. For the first time ever, they even added in a London Fashion Week report too. I had to wonder where Edinburgh would be in comparison to these palettes – I know for sure I’ve been seeing a lot of mustard around. I know, because it’s a colour I’ve always loved but really don’t suit AT ALL. A few years ago now,… View Post

There is no denying that dark evenings are closing in fast and with that, motivation for outside exercise is waning. The idea of going for a run in the cold and dark just doesn’t appeal. You may be one of those people who can run about with a head torch, but you know… just no. It’s time to embrace staying in doors and just appreciating the wealth of inspiration you can find on the internet. Whether your thing is yoga and meditation, or HITT workouts to burn the pounds in as short as time as possible. It’s great that there… View Post

Like everyone else who likes pretty pictures and design, I can spend a LOT of time on Pinterest. Any time I’m planning decorating a new room, or have a new project in mind – Pinterest is my go to place. For everything from home design to potential haircuts, I just find it so inspiring and can easily lose a few hours pinning images. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite… Still in love with dungarees. This Halloween nail design. Low budget bathroom updates. Cute toddler hair cuts. You can find me on Pinterest, if you’d like to follow… View Post