scottish borders, scotland - july 2019

Did not strong connections draw me elsewhere, I believe Scotland would be the country I would choose to end my days in.
— Benjamin Franklin
scottish borders scotland landscape mountains

As you all know, I love Iceland. However, Scotland provided some fierce competition during a recent trip. My husband and I took a quick weekend getaway to the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh. It was a mystical, inspiring adventure (only complaint was lack of sunshine).

Watch out Iceland, you have some serious rivalry.

Views from the B709

Views from the B709

A recently sheered Scottish sheep

A recently sheered Scottish sheep

My love for these animals goes very deep

My love for these animals goes very deep

scottish farm glenlude
A final glimpse of the Scottish Borders before getting on the motorway

A final glimpse of the Scottish Borders before getting on the motorway


Road Trip Music Pick: Weather by Tycho.

Finally a new album from one of California’s best, Tycho aka Scott Hansan. I discovered him through friends several years ago. His music is still the best for twisting along mountain roads and taking in epic views.


Edinburgh photos coming later this week.

shoreditch, london - june 2019

shoreditch high street

Recently, I was sorting through all my London photos and realised I didn’t have many shots from Shoreditch and Hoxton. It’s an area north of Liverpool Station, an old working class neighbourhood that’s slowly being taken over by posh hipsters and wealthy artists. You can find (what feels like) thousands of shops to get your caffeine hit or try the latest foodie fad eg. raw kale wraps. However I wasn’t interest in that… I was much more interested in the graffiti and old industrial architecture.

shoreditch industry
hoxton high street thai takeout

On a June morning, I set out to correct my embarrassing lack of east London photographs. I got off at Old Street Station and walked east towards Shoreditch and Hoxton’s high streets. In total, I spent around two or three hours wandering random streets and alleyways. I lost track of time about 20 minutes into the adventure.

Old Street Underground Station

Old Street Underground Station

old street station underground london
old street london council flats
Hold Your Own, The Book of Traps and Lessons… Gorilla advertising for author, Kate Tempest.

Hold Your Own, The Book of Traps and Lessons… Gorilla advertising for author, Kate Tempest.

Don’t Shoot (Protest Against Ferguson Cops) by  Bambi

Don’t Shoot (Protest Against Ferguson Cops) by Bambi

shoreditch free julian poster
Amy Winehouse inspired Pop Art

Amy Winehouse inspired Pop Art

Queen’s Guard by  Nathan Bowen

Queen’s Guard by Nathan Bowen

“The therapist is ready to see you now…”

“The therapist is ready to see you now…”

‘Walk Humbly’ David Attenborough Portrait

‘Walk Humbly’ David Attenborough Portrait


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