Danish Hygge in East Lothian

At this time of year, most of us want to hunker down, draw the curtains and hibernate. The Danish have a different idea: they believe you should embrace the coming of winter, pull on the boots, wrap up in a coat, gloves and hat and head out into the cold. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Night In The Country

Down in the Scottish Borders, only thirty-odd miles from the centre of Edinburgh and a bit more from Glasgow, the Tinto House Hotel is an unassuming oasis of calm.

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The Enchanted Forest

The annual autumn Enchanted Forest comes to life this year as Oir an Uisge – Gaelic for ‘edge of the water’.

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Harvest Moon Glamping

It’s a Saturday night in early September, and my friend and I have a family-sized tree house to ourselves and views of the Bass Rock. But there’s one growing problem: getting our shop-bought lasagne cooked.

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#Libraries Matter

I love libraries. They’ve always been one of my life’s givens; wherever I’ve been in the world, I’ve visited a library.

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Messing About ‘On’ the Water

This year’s Edinburgh Canal Festival, as enjoyed by Sandy Bennett-Haber – mum, author and blogger – with her two favourite boys…

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