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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

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Working at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – A Month of Madness

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is essentially an experiment to see if, for a month, a human being can subsist on a diet of refined carbohydrates, minimal sleep and rum. I volunteered myself to test this theory back in August.

The results came back as a resounding no.

If attempted, you will contract strep throat and spend a week in bed, on antibiotics, trying not to create any saliva and stroking your own head for comfort. A word of advice, if you come to the festival try to eat a vegetable and sleep more than six hours a night.

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