• Van life – Our Scottish adventure so far!

    At this point I probably shouldn’t even call myself a blogger as I haven’t put anything on here since 7th March! But as yesterday marked two weeks of living on the road, I thought it was about time I got something uploaded. We recently completed the North Coast 500 in Scotland and I’ll be writing a series of posts about this at a later date. But for now, I just wanted to make sure my fingers were still able to type and I was still able to string a mildly entertaining sentence together. So for those of you who aren’t on one of the 1,239,506 WhatsApp groups I’m a part…

  • Veganuary: Week 3 – Doing my bit!

    Firstly, how is it nearly the end of January already! It’s only just begun and the year already feels like it’s flying by. That said, I cannot wait for our adventures to begin in April, so I am happy for time to keep whizzing by until then. It’s been just over three weeks since I began Veganuary. I really truly thought I was going to struggle giving up certain food, but actually I feel great! I feel like a huge sense of guilt has lifted from me, like for the past few weeks I’ve been doing my bit. And like I said, it feels great! Not too many new revelations…

  • Veganuary: Week 2 – I miss cheese!

    It’s now been over two weeks of Veganuary and I’m still loving it – but oh my god do I miss cheese! I really thought chocolate would be the hardest thing for me to give up, but I’ve found plenty of sweet treats to replace this, and actually, I just really want some cheese on top of my spaghetti bolognese. But I haven’t caved, I am officially 17 days meat and diary free. I know, I know, I’m still very new to this plant based lifestyle, but I feel like I’m learning something new with each meal. So here’s a quick update on week two of Veganuary and how I’m…

  • Veganuary: Week 1 – I’m surviving!

    My whole life I’ve been told I’m a fussy eater. Perhaps I was when I was younger, but the fact that I still don’t like broccoli apparently means I’m unable to shake that label! But the truth is, I’m not fussy. I love a range of foods. I would say I eat most things and I especially love spicy food. I’d eat curry for every meal if it wasn’t considered a bit weird! But even I’ll admit, the thought of going vegan has always seemed crazy to me. What would I eat?! I love bacon, cheese and chocolate far too much. But for some reason, back in December I decided…

  • Our travel highlights from 2018

    As 2018 is almost behind us, I thought it would be nice to take a look back over some of our travel highlight from the year just gone – especially with so much to look forward to in the year ahead! It’s been such a busy year that it was almost too hard to pull together the highlights, but there were a few particular getaways that stood out to me. And here they are!   1. Edinburgh, Scotland – February We kick-started the year with a last minute trip to Edinburgh. You can read about the whole weekend in my post ‘how to spend a budget weekend in Edinburgh’, but the…

  • What 2019 has in store for us!

    It’s fair to say that 2018 got off to a pretty emotional start and has certainly had its ups and downs throughout. But now, as we approach the end of the year, I’m feeling optimistic and excited about what 2019 has in store for us! And I often hear people say that you don’t need to wait until the New Year to make a change. And of course that’s true. But what better time to start fresh that a brand new year, full of possibility. We’ve already got some very exciting plans on the way and I want 2019 to be the year I fall head over heels in love…

  • 3 lessons the hardest year of our lives has taught me

    On Saturday 9th September 2017 we got married at Oak Tree Meadow. On Thursday 14th September we set off on our honeymoon to Fuerteventura. On Saturday 16th September, less than 48 hours later, we returned from our honeymoon after the sudden death of Danny’s dad. This was the most emotional start to married life two happy twenty-somethings could have imagined. In the months that followed we stopped living between houses and moved into the family home full-time with Danny’s mum. Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and New Year were emotional cocktails of tears, hugs and shared stories. It’s fair to say it wasn’t the start we’d hoped for. It wasn’t the first year of marriage…