London: who wants to go on a bookshop tour of Covent Garden and Charing Cross?

Who doesn’t love looking round unique independent bookshops? Who wouldn’t want to spend all their money in them? On a recent trip to London I walked this route around the Covent Garden and Charing Cross area to try and visit as many bookshops as possible. The walk takes around two hours depending on how longContinue reading “London: who wants to go on a bookshop tour of Covent Garden and Charing Cross?”

A day out at the theatre: what I thought of The Mirror and The Light

In a Luggage & Scribble first, today I am writing about going to the theatre! I recently travelled to London to watch Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and The Light at the Gielgud Theatre. This is the third in a trilogy of books and plays based on the life of Thomas Cromwell. I have written thisContinue reading “A day out at the theatre: what I thought of The Mirror and The Light”

Travelling in Scotland: What to do on a day out at Loch Ness and Fort Augustus

I had so much fun on this day out back in August driving round Loch Ness and seeing the sights close by. Even if the weather was a little overcast, the chance of seeing a monster more than made up for it. I started the day off by travelling to Fort Augustus via Castle EileanContinue reading “Travelling in Scotland: What to do on a day out at Loch Ness and Fort Augustus”

Sheffield with Friends and Cocktails

Being from Leeds I have always felt there is a bit of a rivalry between South and West Yorkshire and, as a result, I haven’t frequented Sheffield that often. However, my friend has recently moved there to start a Masters course at the University and so, on Saturday we piled on a train to goContinue reading “Sheffield with Friends and Cocktails”

Who am I? (Without wanting to sound too existential) Part 2.

This is my 50th blog post! I am super proud that I have stuck with the regular posts and that people are reading them. I thought for my 50th blog post I would write a little more about me and who I am so you can all get to know me more. So, here areContinue reading “Who am I? (Without wanting to sound too existential) Part 2.”

Travelling to Scotland: Five Day Itinerary for the Isles of Skye, Mull and Iona

Hot off the heels from my trip to the Inner Hebrides this summer, here is my suggested itinerary for the Isles of Mull, Iona and Skye. I had so much fun exploring this part of the world and it has left me eager to go back and explore more of the Scottish Isles. I suggestContinue reading “Travelling to Scotland: Five Day Itinerary for the Isles of Skye, Mull and Iona”

Visiting the Isles of Iona and Staffa

I had heard of the Isle of Iona and its powers of rejuvenation before I went to Scotland. It’s a deeply spiritual and sacred place and there is a strong sense of peace when you arrive. It’s very quiet: even with the visitors arriving, the sounds of them seem to be swallowed up by theContinue reading “Visiting the Isles of Iona and Staffa”

Autumn Walks on the Beach

ICYMI: summer is coming to end. Pumpkin spice is in the air, jumpers and scarfs are being rescued from the backs of wardrobes and under beds. Soon, we will be saying to each other “hey isn’t it getting dark so much earlier now… when do the clocks change again?” So, this may seem like aContinue reading “Autumn Walks on the Beach”

What I learnt on my last solo trip

As I’ve said in previous blog posts, I’m a big fan of going solo when travelling. Two weeks ago I went on my first solo-trip in over two years: I was up in Scotland visiting the Isles of Mull, Skye and Iona. I loved it but now I’ve had a bit of time at homeContinue reading “What I learnt on my last solo trip”

Scotland Road Trip: Glasgow to Oban

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city (and I would say it’s most vibrant), has so much to offer including fantastic restaurants, bars and coffee shops, museums such as the Kelvingrove, the botanical gardens, as well as countless beautiful walking trails. But, if you fancy a day trip away from the city, I recommend this road trip itineraryContinue reading “Scotland Road Trip: Glasgow to Oban”