Edinburgh - Weekend Guide

Edinburgh Diaries – Come for a weekend, stay forever!

As trite as the phrase ‘four seasons in one day’ sounds, it has never described a city more aptly than it describes Edinburgh. This is a place that requires a coat be carried at all times regardless of the season. It is however, a city that is worth layering up for. Having been inhabited since Adam was a cowboy, the city is steeped in history like a forgotten teabag. At each turn you are confronted with another majestic stone building that would violate every part of the New Zealand earthquake code.

A single weekend in Edinburgh was all it took to convince me that this city would be my new hometown. So how does one weekend in one city have such a big impact? Let me share the itinerary that had me bagpipes over sporran for Bonnie Scotland. Continue reading

Belfast - Northern Ireland

Belfast – Northern Ireland and the Secret Engagement Project

Let’s preface this story with the fact that I’m a bit of a wedding scrooge. I worked for a bar and catering team in my hometown doing a lot of weddings over the years and it made me never want to have one of my own, I just couldn’t see the sense in spending all my time and money organising one day (even accounting for my love of spreadsheets and organisation in general).

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