Neolithic Orkney Mainland

I always wonder about the pre-Roman peoples of Western Europe. Looking through the lens of a…

Papa Westray

Papa Westray, also known as Papay, is one of the smaller islands in the Orkney archipelago.…

Overview of the Orkney Islands

I’d been eyeing up Orkney for some time, especially after I visited the Outer Hebrides back…

Observations on the UK Housing Market

My friend Laura and I decided to move to Glasgow. As a pair of financially solvent…

Podcast #044: Orkney Islands

Welcome to Episode 44 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This podcast is…

Podcast #043: Letting Agents And Moving To Glasgow

Welcome to Episode 43 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. It’s been a…

Hiking the Norfolk Coast Path

As I’m sure you all know, in the summer of 2019 I hiked across Great Britain,…

Podcast #042: Influencers And Political Responsibility

Welcome to Episode 42 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. I wasn’t sure…

Podcast #041: Influencer Integrity

Welcome to Episode 41 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. Influencer Integrity. It’s…

Barefoot Sandals in Everyday Life

In principle I should have always been fond of standard barefoot sandals, given my generally barefoot…

The F*cket (Anti-Bucket) List, or Places To Die Before I Go

Everyone has a ‘Bucket List’, a tick-off sheet which itemises all the things you’d like to…

I Was Born In Year Zero: The Killing Fields

I was born in Year Zero. To be absolutely precise, I was born a few months…