A visit to the National Museum in Edinburgh

  I have lived in Edinburgh for 15 years, but have only been to the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street a handful of times. One of those times had been to work (as a roving minstrel) during one of the incredible ‘Museum Lates’

Art and Tapas in Madrid

  Madrid was a birthday present to myself – giving myself holidays for my birthday is a bit of a tradition! I have wanted to visit Madrid for years, since I studied Art History at university, the Prado and others was on my ‘museum hit

An Architectural Tour of Prague

  The first thing I noticed when I emerged from the subway station at Můstek in Prague, was the incredible architecture.  The distinctive ‘cake-like’ buildings (as I began to describe them), the colours, and the marvellous detail.  Now, I must admit, I haven’t studied architecture

The Fête de la Musique in France

  Experiencing a Fête de la Musique event in France is just magical.  I actually stumbled across this cultural occurrence quite by accident one year in Paris, but have since sought out the events across France.  The brain-child of Jack Lang, the Minister of Culture

Falling in love with The Kelpies

  Glimpsed briefly from the highway whilst heading north for a weekend away in 2014, my first views of the Kelpies were rushed (at 70 miles an hour) and heart-wrenching.  I can’t quite describe the impact they had on me, but it was akin to falling