A Last Minute Break in Scotland

For the last week of the school holidays, I was home alone. Rather than staring at the walls, I took the chance to join the rest of the Whittle clan for a few days on their annual trip to Scotland. Way back in 1976, my grandparents spotted six wooden cabins… View Post

Summer Road Trip Part 3: Santa Barbara

  Two weeks into our California road trip, we hit Santa Barbara, and a definite change of pace. Santa Barbara lies a couple of hours North of LA, and is a lot quirkier and more laid back. The city was the birthplace of the Spanish architecture revival in this part… View Post

Summer Road Trip Part 1: LA, Baby.

“Did you change your tickets?” asked the check-in agent. “Er, no,” I replied. “Only I can’t find you on the system.”  I’m not going to lie. Our summer trip began with me trying to do calm breathing (in for five, out for seven) and not have a heart attack. It… View Post