Popping my poetry cherry at Govanhill Poetry Splash

Today I went to my very first spoken word gig, and it was AWESOME! I’ll be the first to admit I got into poetry late in the game, possibly as a result of some very dry German love poetry forced upon me at school, but man oh man now I know what I’ve been missing! The fourth annual Govanhill Poetry …

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Highlights

Well here we are, with the last weekend of the Fringe almost upon us. I’ve been trying to cram in as much as I can this week, taking in 4 shows, a few gigs, a club night, and dinner at the Pommery Bar in a 7-day-stretch. This has been one of the most enjoyable Augusts I’ve spent in the city …

Sun’s oot, taps aff!  Some thoughts from #FreeTheNipple on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

This August has moved past at an alarmingly rapid rate, and as I’ve had one of the fullest Fringe Festival months, I’ve felt almost like I blinked and it’s nearly over. Yesterday I did, as the old adage goes, something that I found both exhilarating and terrifying in equal measure. When I was a fresh faced uni student, spending my …

How to do Edinburgh without doing the Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 has been very good to me.  I’ve seen some hilarious comedians, seen some great gigs, and just thoroughly enjoyed myself.  However sometimes, usually mid-August, I feel the need to do some regular Edinburgh activities.  I want to wander around the shops for no reason, I want to drink cocktails with my friends, I want to eat nice …