Tag: Edinburgh

When you experience “too much travel”

This week, I discovered there is such a thing as "too much travel"... I'm reflecting on it now, as I prepare to take my sixth flight of this week. On Monday, I set off from Tokyo, flying to Helsinki. Then, from Helsinki to London Heathrow, followed in quick succession by a flight to Edinburgh. The ...

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Sleeping to Scotland

On Monday night, I took the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Scotland. It's one of two rail sleeper services left in the UK, the other going down to Penzance in Cornwall. I wasn't trying to win any speed records (it leaves at 11:50pm and arrives after 7am), but taking a sleeper was on my bucket ...

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Making bucket list progress

Several moths ago, I made a list of things I'd like to do before I'm 40. My very own 'bucket list'. Purely arbitrary, nothing to do with impending death. I need to emphasise that - every time I mention a bucket list, people think I'm about to share some very sad news about my health. ...

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Heading home…

Just boarded my flight to London City Airport. After an earlier monsoon, the sun has finally decided to come out to play over Edinburgh. (A shame it wasn't as cooperative when I got soaked to the skin walking to my meeting this morning). Here's hoping we have a smooth flight home. Looking forward to a ...

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Beautiful Edinburgh

A few hours this evening spent in Edinburgh, one of my favourite places. I took a few quick snaps on my walk home from dinner. The light in this city is wonderful in the summer. When it's not raining. But I can't be grumpy - I had a wonderful pasta dinner and a leisurely walk ...

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A most excellent weekend in Edinburgh

After what was, even by my standards, a monumentally shitty week, this weekend in Edinburgh was glorious. It was definitely helped by the weather, but also by finally feeling like I’m flushing more of the vile epilepsy meds out of my system. My mood has improved and I’m slightly less physically tired. Still mentally sluggish (no ...