Book Review: The Appeal, by Janice Hallett

I don’t want to write too much about this book because I think the less you know going in, the better you will find it! Femi: Got it? Charlotte: Literally just got it. Flicking through. There’s a lot here. Gulp. Femi: We just need to focus, immerse ourselves, get a clear perspective Charlotte: But haveContinue reading “Book Review: The Appeal, by Janice Hallett”

Book Review: The Stranding, by Kate Sawyer

‘Is it real, do you think? Is it the end of the world?’ ‘I don’t know.’ Ruth pushes herself to sit, looking out at the ocean before her. At the edge of the sea there is a pink light. ‘Look.’ Nik sits too and looks where her finger directs. The horizon appears to be glowing;Continue reading “Book Review: The Stranding, by Kate Sawyer”

A day in Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Visit Duart Castle and learn about Lady’s Rock After your bowl of porridge or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, start the day off with a trip to a castle – how very Scottish. Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Maclean, is an imposing sight overlooking where the Sound of Mull meets Loch Linnhe. You canContinue reading “A day in Tobermory, Isle of Mull”

Six Summer Reads

Going away somewhere fabulous and far-flung? Or having a relaxing staycation? Below are six books that I think would be a perfect accompaniment to any kind of break. Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid Our family histories are simply stories. They are myths we create about the people who came before us, in order toContinue reading “Six Summer Reads”

Reasons Why I Love Solo Travel

Hopefully when this post is published, I will be off on my first solo adventure in years: I’m going island hopping in Scotland! I’ll be visiting the Isles of Mull, Skye and Iona, which are all completely new to me. I’m hoping I see some puffins, some gorgeous blue sea and maybe even a littleContinue reading “Reasons Why I Love Solo Travel”

Book Review: Pretending, by Holly Bourne

TW: sexual assault Here’s the thing: I really don’t understand why love has been so hard for me. I’m pretty. I’m smart. I have a goodish job. I have friends. I have hobbies. I am funny. I am self-actualized. I dress well. I don’t have particularly high standards. I am not expecting to be rescued.Continue reading “Book Review: Pretending, by Holly Bourne”

In defence of group travel

Yesterday I listened to an episode of the Women Who Travel podcast called ‘Remembering How to Solo Travel Again’ and in it they discussed going on a group tour. I have had some great past experiences on group tours but I know that some people are hesitant at the idea of it. This might beContinue reading “In defence of group travel”