One of my favorite things to do at Christmastime is visit a Christmas market. It was something that I started doing in Chicago, and it became a tradition of sorts to visit Christkindlmarket on Daley Plaza on Black Friday (my family and I being allergic in the extreme to superstores on this particular day). I’m … More Julemarked

Quel Beau Lieu!

Everyone knows that the highlands are beautiful, but every once in a while someone says it. In the year 1230, a group of monks, called the Valliscaulians, built themselves a priory just outside Inverness. The location was ideal for them: It was close enough to the city to have some help in emergencies, far enough … More Quel Beau Lieu!