The sky ain’t the limit


I’m no high-flier. I don’t know my cirrus from my stratus and I’ve never clambered further than that sticky bottom rung of the career ladder. But recently I left my limitations on the ground with glee – and more than a little style. Flying with The Blades aerobatic display team is an experience that will stay with this wannabe Earhart for … Read More

Anxiety: it’s the new adventure


Recently, as I stood in my stocking soles in front of a sell-out crowd in Glasgow’s Tramway Theatre, readying myself for the scariest five minutes of my adult life, I finally shrugged off the bonds of anxiety and exposed myself to the world. It was Friday, it was TEDx Glasgow, and I was on the menu. 600 people, countless cameras, … Read More

Everyday Adventures: Mud-running


Great mires of the brown enemy punctuated the fun, followed by troughs of freezing swamp-water and mud-slide hills up which we either scrambled or didn’t. I’m not a fan of running, I’ve made that pretty clear. But running through mud – well, that just sounded like good bloody fun. For my latest Everyday Adventures post, I joined hundreds of crazies … Read More

Everyday Adventures: Paragliding


Running, catching the breeze, wings inflating, a little lift and then…  It’s my turn again. Everyday adventures can take you anywhere: the park, the radio, the buff. The sky, apparently, is not the limit. But it was for my recent efforts for Herald Scotland as I stood on a chilly hillside, wearing one fewer than enough layers, with a rainbow … Read More