Stirling – Part 1 Gateway to the Highlands

In the summer we visited Stirling up in Scotland and learnt a lot about the culture and history of the beautiful city. When we did a tour of the Isle of Skye, the tour guide highly recommended visiting Stirling Castle as it was his favourite Scottish castle. So we did, and made it a trip [...]

Afternoon tea at the Orangery at the Victoria Square Hotel

Recently we visited Stirling up in Scotland and of course we had to have afternoon tea. We visited the Orangery at the Victoria Square Hotel, which was not too far from Stirling town centre. Atmosphere It was a warm and sunny day when we visited and the light streaming into the room gave it a [...]

Newstead Abbey

Not too long ago we visited Byron's ancestral home, Newstead Abbey. It was built by King Henry II, apparently in penance for killing Thomas Becket. Later, King Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries and presented Newstead Abbey to Sir John Byron. Lord Byron's mother was a descendent of King James I. His father, on the other [...]

June 2022

June has come and gone already - where has the time gone? We are over halfway into 2022! As I read back on this month's daily gratitudes, I notice that I have been in tune with mind and body and looking to different ways of coping with life's stresses. After all, self care should not [...]

Ending my relationship with perfectionism

Recently I listened to a TED talk podcast episode called Breaking Up with Perfectionism and it was really enlightening. Host Adam Grant spoke about his own experiences with perfectionism and gave some advice on how to stop being a perfectionist. My relationship with perfectionism Personally I have had issues with perfectionism and I am slowly [...]