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Edinburgh Castle in the snow. Winter in Scotland

Winter days in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle is always a dramatic sight, it looms over the city on Castle Rock, which is not merely a rocky mass but an extinct volcano. The castle has been looking even more dramatic than usual this winter with an occasional dusting of snow. Read more…

Wandering the streets of Rome

Earlier in the year I treated myself to a solo trip to Rome, where it was winter and far too cold to eat gelato, but the exact right temperature to live on pizza and red wine. I found Italy beautiful (obviously), but also very friendly. Groups of women struck up conversations with me in bars, […] Read more…

A moment from the mountains

As the ice on the lake melted, the snowy mountain peaks began to reflect in the water, their image rippling with an occasional jumping fish. Watching this from a rock at the edge of the lake was one of my favourite memories from the weekend just passed. Read more…

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