Tag: Scotland

Long time, no blog…

I'm conscious it's been a few weeks since I shared anything here. Nothing major to report except some exceptional workload, travel and general running around. I'm writing this in the British Airways lounge in Edinburgh Airport. I flew up here on Tuesday morning. The week before was spent working in Dublin. And when I get ...

On the mend

I'm finally feeling human again, after the flu that just wouldn't die. Time for some moderation and self-care...

Taking sensible steps

When there's too much going on and you're not able to do it all...time to be sensible and let something go.

Feeling rough, on the move.

I'll be blunt - it hasn't been the easiest of weeks. After picking up some kind of virus late last week, I've spent this weekly mostly sweating, coughing, groaning, sneezing and generally feeling very sorry for myself. This was made all the worse because of my schedule. I had to fly to Bucharest on Wednesday ...

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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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The journey begins

And so we're off... At London City Airport, waiting to get on our flight to Amsterdam, where we're spending Xmas. Then, on Boxing Day, flying to Edinburgh, to spend a few days with my family in Scotland. Back in London in time for New Year's Eve, which I anticipate spending in a reclined position on ...

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On Scottish independence

I've kept a low profile when it comes to the upcoming Scots independence referendum. It's a topic that has inflamed passions (positively and negatively) over the past six months especially. From my perspective - an Irish person, living in London, with family living in Scotland - I can see how complex and messy this challenge ...

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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 ...