Two weeks since we moved to Spain and so far so good! In between the hectic times of organising our new life as an expat, I have discovered the little perks of living in a warmer climate. Cycling! Oh my, how I've missed cycling. I don't mean sporty cycling in lycra on a racer or a mountain bike, no, just using a bicycle to go from A to B. To do the shopping, to take the kids to school. In just a thin jacket.
"Why are you so stressed, we're only moving!" my husband said to me after I had another meltdown in the past few days. I know, right? He wasn't even joking! Well, he must be the exception to the rule, because I do feel like all those people stating that moving house is in the top … Continue reading D Day. We’re off
It's all happening. But what a month it's been. The thought of a glass of wine on the other end, enjoying the warm spring sunshine of Spain, is what's keeping me going just now. The movers have been a few days ago. A great big artic lorry parked outside, loading in my house contents. Everything … Continue reading The great big move South. Preparing to leave Scotland
Some of my followers on Facebook have already heard the news: I am relocating to Valencia, Spain! Having lived twelve and a half years in Scotland, my family and I are preparing to emigrate to sunnier climates.
This summer my family and I did a house exchange with a lovely family in the city of Valencia, Spain. It was the second time we swapped our house for the holiday and we love this concept. It's personal, you get free accommodation (and pet-care!), insider information and you get to live in a real neighbourhood for a few weeks, rather than a hotel.
There are a zillion things to do when you're looking for Easter themed activities around here. Egg hunting at every castle estate around the Shire is one of them! If you fancy something a bit different this year - or you're just not that much into chocolate (is there such a thing?) - here's a … Continue reading Urban cool on Easter Sunday in Aberdeen: street art and vintage
I am just in my second week of a four-week long trip through France and boy, am I loving it! It was a long drive, but it's great to have the car with us to go wherever we want. I am thoroughly enjoying the warm climate, the food, the old villages full of character and … Continue reading Treasure hunting in France: brocante!
I have just come back from Cyprus and had a great time. I wanted to share a few interesting photos of things that caught my eye while walking around in various places, especially of the rich colours and patterns on buildings and in textiles. Cyprus has a rich history of different cultures all putting their … Continue reading Travel blog post: colours of Cyprus
I was lucky enough to spend all of last week on holiday in beautiful Tuscany, Italy. If you've ever been there you will know how the area is steeped in history. Cities like Florence and Siena are like fabulous outdoor museums with churches and 'palazzos' around every corner (as well as gelaterias and equally mouth-watering … Continue reading Travel post: Vintage shopping in Sienna
Travel review of a summer road trip in Sweden: Stockholm design shopping, loppis in the countryside and relaxing at the lakes.