Tuscany

  I stayed in a beautiful villa in the Camaiore Valley. The villa was once a country retreat for a famous Italian actor, and his family still own the house and gorgeous gardens. I loved the gardens the most, as there was an abundance of fresh herbs, as well as...

Bank Holiday

  This past weekend was a Bank Holiday in England, so my husband and I decided to go away for a few days. Although I love going abroad, I absolutely love visiting places in the UK, especially if there is a cosy cottage/apartment to stay in, countryside, history...

Behind the Scenes: Book Trailer

  Yikes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and I can almost see a virtual tumbleweed blowing across the screen. If things seem to have gone a little quiet on the book front, it’s because I’ve been speaking with various experts...

Trip to Edinburgh: Part Three

  On the second day we seemed to spend a long time searching for the elusive Gallery of Modern Art, which is quite a walk away from Prince’s Street. My mum ended up asking two different people for directions while I squinted begrudgingly at my unhelpful map (I am...

Trip to Edinburgh: Part Two

  The first night in Edinburgh I had booked us in for one of the many ghost tours that frequent the streets. We used the Mercat tour called Doomed, Dead and Buried and our hooded guide, Faith led us into many of the locations from the capital’s rich and dark...

Trip to Edinburgh: Part One

  Last week I was lucky enough to visit Edinburgh with my mum for a wee research trip for my novel, as well as doing some sightseeing. I have been plenty of times before but on this occasion I felt like there was a lot more on offer to see and do.   After...

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