Edinburgh
March 15, 2022
The trouble with inviting me to an overnight ghost hunt in the Edinburgh vaults is that not only do I not believe in ghosts, I'm also a bit of a dick about it. I'm that person who can't resist loudly letting the whole room know they don't believe in horoscopes if even the most tangential mention arises. So not an ideal overnight ghost hunting candidate. I also don't like staying up late. As I write, I note it's coming up on 8, which is the designated acceptable time to put pyjamas on.... Read More
Sept. 20, 2017
After a year and a half in Edinburgh, I'm assured I'd still not be mistaken for a local as I don't yet detest the Edinburgh Fringe. I also don't understand pies. Why does everything here have to be a pie? Meat pie, Scotch pie, breakfast pie, chips pie. I don't know.... Read More
Nov. 13, 2016
When I lived in Galway I had to go to the Cliffs of Moher a lot. Initially of my own volition, then eventually because everyone who came to Galway wanted to go. This is roughly how it happened: Trip One - Wow. These cliffs are great. Very tall. Nice scenery. Good tea in the cafe. Definitely worth the hour and a half drive.... Read More
Aug. 18, 2016
I'm not great with plants. I like the idea of growing my own herbs, like Jamie Oliver, but it never really looks like Jamie Oliver's herb garden. I once kept a parsley plant alive for about 9 months but really, for the last four it was practically begging me to let it die. I never even use parsley. Once every few months I'll make garlic bread and put some parsley in the garlic butter.... Read More
April 10, 2016
I got a job in Edinburgh so we moved here yesterday. Our reasoning was that we'd moved to Australia with a suitcase-worth of stuff, and that was fine. So really, bringing the car on the ferry was just so we could get the car over, not so we could bring 400kg of belongings.... Read More