How to Celebrate New Year – Scotland Style

Thanks to Rabbie Burns and his universally sung (and rarely understood) Auld Lang Syne, Scots sorta feel like we invented New Year’s Eve – or Hogmanay – as we call it. Here are some of the strange things we Scots do to welcome in a New Year. We call it…

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How To Do A City Break

5 Minute Read Who doesn’t love a city break. They are short and sweet, not too expensive, and if you time it well – Friday morning to Monday evening – your boss, clients or kids won’t even notice you’ve gone. Don’t know if you caught Rick Stein’s Long Weekends (BBC2),…

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How to be an Airbnb Host…and pay for your Holiday

5 MINUTE READ Right now, like at this moment, there’s a guy from New York in my bed. He’s been lathering himself with my shower gel, cooking with my oven and, if he has any sense… using my Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar (it’s the good stuff). Last week it…

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Where to eat in Glasgow on a gals night…or if your having an affair!

5 MINUTE READ Looking for the perfect spot for some fancy-schmancy cocktails, and bites with your gal pals? Trying to figure out where to take your permanently ravenous nephew for a burger? http://gph.is/2d7sQOV Or maybe you’re hooking up with your secret lover (check you!) and need somewhere you won’t be…

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Solo travel…and being 20 again

4 MINUTE READ A few weeks ago I had just finished a big work project and there was nothing particularly pressing in my life for the next few days – apart from my P11D (it’s a horrible tax form for self-employed people that involves mileage for the last year, petty…

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How to get beach-ready FAST – and save £500

SO…apparently the average woman spends 30 hours getting ready for a holiday. 30 HOURS!! Jeez.  I remember the days when you brushed your hair, packed last year’s sun cream, a hair bobble, a lippy and off you toddled. Now, if you follow all the pre-holiday tips out there you need…

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