“You’re so brave!” and how I’m *not*

If you’re female, in your early-to-mid twenties, have a penchant for solo travel and work with half a dozen Good and Proper Married Women, you’re probably going to hear “you’re so brave!” any time you suggest going anywhere that’s not an all-inclusive family resort in Spain and France. That’s the politest way I can describe… More “You’re so brave!” and how I’m *not*

Useful Travel Items: Drybags

Following on from last month’s Useful Travel Items: Travel Towels, this month I bring their partners-in-crime, drybags. Or possibly dry bags but I’m going for the single-word version. Drybags are an absolute revelation. I was aware of their existence from my previous life as a caver, where we worshipped all things waterproof but I didn’t… More Useful Travel Items: Drybags

EdFringe 2017 part 2

I pick up the story of my trip to Edinburgh on Sunday morning. Tom and I were going to see Ashley Storrie on Sunday afternoon. He had plans to meet someone around Sunday lunchtime; I had plans to try to catch up on a little sleep. However, the hostel was so noisy and I can’t… More EdFringe 2017 part 2

Packing for Edinburgh

I wasn’t going to write this post because I was ashamed of how much stuff I took with me. I’m terrible at packing and I’ve never mastered the art of packing light. But come with me and see how atrocious it was. This is the bag I took with me. It’s my favourite Mountain Equipment… More Packing for Edinburgh

EdFringe 2017 part 1

2017 is my third Fringe, although I did make two trips up there in 2013 – one scheduled and one spontaneous when FOMA got the better of me. Actually, I’d only been half-thinking about going this year (I was only working two days a week after two months of unemployment) but then in the pub… More EdFringe 2017 part 1