Tim Minchin is famous for saying that he can tell everything he needs to know about someone from how they treat the people less powerful than them: waiters, baristas, and salespeople. “I have, in the past, made important decisions about people I work with — agents and producers — based largely on how they treat wait staff in restaurants. … Continue reading A Wee Reminder
I've always wanted to write a wee 'Guide To Edinburgh' style post, but I've never felt like I had the authority to do such a thing. You see, Alex and I are thoroughly creatures of habit - we go to the same places time and time again because why change a good thing, hey? I … Continue reading A Wee Edinburgh Guide: Food and Drink
Well, it's been a busy few months. I honestly can't believe it's already December. I have 14 days of working left until the New Year, which also happens to be Alex and my 1 year anniversary of moving to Edinburgh. Since we got back from Australia at the start of November time has absolutely flown … Continue reading An Update
I've never quite been able to decide whether or not I want to be a diary person. You know the type, the ones who have dozens of notebooks filled with scrawls from their entire lives. I had a fair few diaries as a child, but it was just never really something I could get into. … Continue reading Do People Even Keep Diaries Anymore?
As you're reading this, Alex and I are either somewhere in the air or have just landed back in Australia, ready for our "holiday". Not that it feels much like a holiday, but you try convincing a bunch of Europeans that three weeks in Aus isn't really a holiday. I've given up. As I'm writing … Continue reading Expat Diaries: In Which Rachel Rambles About Living Overseas
On August 22nd, Alex and I ticked off a pretty huge bucket list item and went to watch the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It was, quite frankly, even more spectacular than I expected. There's something about hundreds of musicians, singers, and dancers, all standing in front of you on the castle esplanade, with fireworks and light … Continue reading A Splash of Tartan – Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017