Heather Irish

Travel/expat blogger of Yankee Doodles

Heather Irish is the author of the lifestyle blog Yankee Doodles. Yankee Doodles is an expat blog by expats and for expats and travellers. It follows 3 expat friends in Australia, America and Scotland who share 3 different views on travel and life abroad. Follow Heather on Twitter @Heather_Irish or on Instagram @heather.irish
Edinburgh Fringe Nods To Jazz And

Edinburgh Fringe Nods To Jazz And Juleps

, I miss being able to easily find mixed cajun spice and roulade sauce in supermarkets to give a kick to a meal. So when I heard that there was a pop up jazz and julep bar with American food up from London, my interest was piqued. Were the juleps going to be sweet and sassy enough? The food going to be spicy enough?
26/08/2016 13:07 BST
Best cafes In Bruntsfield

Best cafes In Bruntsfield (Edinburgh)

This time we're passing Edinburgh's Meadows to the southeast where you'll find a bougie borough called Bruntsfield. With great schools, cafes, independent shops and its close proximity to two universities and one of Edinburgh's elite boroughs, Morningside, it's a popular neighbourhood for many.
16/08/2016 17:20 BST
Best of the Edinburgh Fest for a Weekend

Best of the Edinburgh Fest for a Weekend Visit

Today the world's biggest art festival hits Edinburgh's gardens and closes for three weeks! The city's population doubles in size as people from all over the world flock to the streets and the various festival venues. The streets are filled with performances and exhibitions, actors arrive at bars in their outfits post performance and bars and clubs are open late - 3 am and 5 am.
09/08/2016 15:49 BST
Best cafes Around the Meadows

Best cafes Around the Meadows (Edinburgh)

To those who are visiting, just arrived or who are long-term Edinburghers looking for some new places to add to your own collection, here are my top café spots in the Meadows (around the University of Edinburgh) - a lush green park in the city.
06/10/2015 10:10 BST
Big Data and Expanding Into the Mobile Market - Skyscanner's Next

Big Data and Expanding Into the Mobile Market - Skyscanner's Next Transition

To any non-technical person out there, the large and varied tech sector can be intimidating. So when I arrived at my interview with the Chief Technology Officer of Skyscanner, who has a doctorate from Oxford University, I was a bit apprehensive of sounding like an ignorant fool to say the least.
28/09/2015 10:33 BST
Can Cupcakes Predict Whether Scotland Will Vote for

Can Cupcakes Predict Whether Scotland Will Vote for Independence?

The bakery's most recent poll was held on Friday 29 August. It has the no vote at 46.6% in a slight lead above the yes voters at 45.3% with 8.1% undecided. However, Cuckoo's Bakery said that the no votes have always been miles ahead of the yes votes until the last couple of weeks.
01/09/2014 13:26 BST
Eating a Cheap, Plant-based Diet That's Full of Protein Is

Eating a Cheap, Plant-based Diet That's Full of Protein Is Easy

The word "vegan" used to scare me. I grew up in America's Midwest where cheese was on almost every single dish - it was even on salad served with a creamy salad dressing. I loved cheese, ice cream, cheesecake... I could do without meat but dairy?! Also where would I get my protein and wouldn't it be expensive? These are common misconceptions about transitioning to a vegan/plant-based lifestyle.
10/02/2014 17:15 GMT