Salvation of Leith 


It had been a while since I caught up with my good friend House of Herby, so what better way to chill on a Sunday than by the Leith shore.

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Following Our Dreams


In this Instagram, Facebook loving age, it seems that everyone around us is living the life of their dreams. However, for the average person, can dreams really become a reality? I’ve had my head stuck up in the clouds this past year or so, it’s come to the point that I’ve become uncomfortable with feeling comfortable. So this year I’m attempting to make dreams happen. Ive always wanted to head back down-under to the Southern Hemisphere ever since embarking on a gap year in New Zealand.

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Red Bus Bistro 

What can be better than afternoon tea aboard a vintage red double decker bus on a sunny Saturday afternoon? The afternoon tea is available everyday apart from Mondays and there are two time slots – 12pm and 3pm. We went on the 12pm slot and I had bought the tickets for £22.50 each on itison.com, and I have seen the offer come up a few times since. You will pay £34.50 via their website so it’s a decent saving.

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Bubba Q 

I can only say good things about Bubba Q, I’m annoyed at myself for not taking photos of their beef brisket and pulled pork that I so happily got stuck into on my first visit. I had bought a voucher on old faithful itison.com, which I rely on to introduce me to all manner of new weird and wonderful experiences.

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My perfect day in Edinburgh | Tuggy Tucks In

Balmoral hotel clock

I find it rare that I have a day where I get to totally please myself, without having to think about work, household tasks or pre-arranged plans. I used to be the kind of person up until about a year and a half ago where I’d have weekends planned in advance for weeks on end. I’ve come to loathe being too busy and instead I’d rather have more space to be spontaneous. I believe it’s really important to nurture and take care of myself by resting and allowing myself to get a little bit bored instead of running at a 100 mile an hour pace all the time.

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Tuggy Turns 30 | Tuggy Tucks In 


Turning 30 seems like such a big milestone which I’ve been thinking about for the best part of 6 months since I decided to plan my first ever birthday party. I was never one for parties when turning 18 or 21 and now that I’m 30, I feel like I know enough people that I value in my life to fill a room. Since approaching 30 I feel I have come to terms with it. My twenties were pretty dam good and turning 20 seems like a lifetime ago in some respects. When I was 20 I moved to Liverpool for 2 months and worked and socialised, earning some of my best friends to this day. When I was a child I always thought 30 was super old, I remember my parents being in their thirties. I always thought by the time I was 30 I’d be married, with children, owning a house of my own. I have not achieved any of these things, neither do I want to by the time I’m 30, it almost feels like an achievement that I haven’t conformed to the norm but that’s just me and the way I wanted my life to play out.

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