The Dramathon; Speyside Whisky Marathon

I can’t remember when the Dramathon was first mentioned in our house. I suspect targeted advertising has a lot to answer for and an internet click by my partner managed to link two of his favourite things; Scotland and whisky. The fact that the Dramathon involved a lot of running was by the by. He…

Arts, crafts and beer in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities in the world. It has beautiful buildings, brilliant people and better weather than its equally delightful but much wetter western neighbours. There are some fantastic blog posts about Edinburgh which I found really handy when looking for a few touristy things to do and some great places to…

Flowers, ferries and disco balls; cycling around Bodensee

Bodensee is the only lake in Europe to share its shores between three countries; Germany and Austria, where it is known as Bodensee and Switzerland where it is known as Lake Constance. Covering 536km2 it is hardly a hidden gem, but what you may not know is that there is cycle path around the whole…

Mountain biking in Ischgl

The track narrowed, the sides got higher, the path steepened, I spotted the bush and seconds later I had vaulted both bike and bush and was lying in the most scenic spot I had ever had the displeasure to fall off a bike in… It’s fair to say that Ischgl might not be the best…