Ben Vane

This year’s challenge, amongst others which I will reveal shortly, is to climb Ben Nevis.  I got into hiking last year after climbing Ben Lomond.  It was freezing at the …

A Wee Guide To… Fuerteventura

Did you know Fuerteventura translates in English to “strong wind“?  The translation does not lie, Fuerteventura is indeed very windy.  Rather than being a disadvantage the windy conditions are perfect …

Beinn Dubh

Isn’t it amazing how much better everyone feels with a little sunshine?  The Spring Equinox met us on last Tuesday with a small blizzard in Glasgow, followed by a couple …

Getting Hygge With It.

I feel like I cannot open an email, read a magazine article, or even listen to my beloved Women’s hour on BBC Radio 4 without hearing about the Danes and …

A day in Hiroshima

During our time in Kyoto we took advantage of our JR Rail Pass to hop onto a Bullet Train to Hiroshima.  My Lonely Planet Guide listed numerous things to do …

A Wee Guide to… Kyoto, Japan.

Where From Osaka we took the Bullet Train to Kyoto, we opted for the seven day JR Pass which allowed us to use selected services.  If Heaven manifested itself in …

Japanese Fashion , More than Harajuku.

  For years the outrageous fashions of the Harajuku district of Tokyo, with their candy coloured frocks paired with fetish accessories have become synonyms with Japanese Fashion.  Quite the antidote to …