The anatomy of an escape room

It’s no big secret that I’m an enormous escape room geek. I’ve set multiple room records (with more than a little help from my friends), played all over the world, and written blogs aplenty on the topic. So, when I was recently approached to consult on new kid on the block Cyber Escape Challenge, it […]

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This year’s key takeaways

I’m pretty sure that 2017 has been trying it’s best to kill me. I’ve had three bike accidents – one involving a car; two involving visits to A & E, and all three involving an awful lot of pain and dented pride. Having now recovered from these accidents, and other health problems this year, I […]

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2016: A year of challenges 

Whilst many will remember 2016 as a year of social and political unrest, I’d like to take some time to reflect on some of the good stuff that’s happened. These are my personal highlights: 1. Freelancing  Starting up as a freelancer in 2016 has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve met […]

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The Hidden Treasures of Leith

Once serving as Edinburgh’s medieval port, Leith has a strong maritime history. In the last thirty years, though, Leith has changed dramatically. The old shipping industries have died out, and a new, gentrified class have moved in, bringing with them artist studios, artisan coffee, and ultra cool hangouts. So, whether you’re a visitor looking for […]

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Ready, Set, #PokémonGO!

‘There are no Pokéballs in your bag’: the pop-up that every Pokémon trainer dreads receiving. Especially when you’re at an event surrounded by the fictional creatures.  It’s not often that you spend a Wednesday evening surrounded by people dressed as Pikachu; yet there I was, at Edinburgh Zoo’s first ever #PokémonGO event, trying (and failing […]

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An Escapee’s Escapade

Everyone has friendship goals. Some are to go on once in a lifetime trips with your mates, or epic nights out; my pals and I like to escape from rooms we pay to be locked into…  It’s not as weird as it sounds; escape games have become big business. When we first started playing in […]

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