Friday, 30 March 2012

Scotland wrap up

Hi y'all. 
Phew practically a week has passed. Time sure is going by so fast. As much as I am glad to be done with the 365 I kind of miss the demandingness of posting each day and kind of making sure that I do so. There will be days that I plan on blogging and then I just don't get to it I have about 6 unfinished posts that I really should get to finishing and then posting. I've just been mega busy with preparing for new job and I was away in Edinburgh. 
Here are a few pictures from my trip. 


I love out of focus lights like the above along with when a sun is setting or rising and its just at the top of the buildings. 

Probably my favourite street in Edinburgh.

I saw this in a window display. If you don't know why I would be interested in these simple words go back to this post. 

I love street art.

I know it's so cliche but red phone booths just make me smile. I just wish people still used them. I really want to go in one and have like a good chat in one. I wish Doc Brown would come and take me in his delorium to where this was the only way to reach someone if you were out.


Do you see that little red door. Its a place called Red Door Gallery. It's this amazing store that supports young rising artists and sells their stuff. I literally spent 2 hours in there just looking at everything. It was so amazing. I actually bought one of David's birthday presents in there. A VW van drawing. I couldn't actually buy him a VW so thought a picture would do ;). 

Things I did on my trip:

Picnicked in Princess Gardens. 
Walked everywhere and learned I intact CAN read a map. 
Went out to dinner on my own in a busy restaurant and didn't care that I was on my own.
 Following my dinner date with myself I took myself to see Hunger Games and found going on my own very liberating. 
Although the woman at the Pic N Mix counter totally judged me when I said it was just me.
 I had peanut butter and banana on pancakes in the Elephant House for breakfast. 
You know where JK Rowling wrote most of Harry Potter. 
No big deal. 
The bathroom was so cool, it was signed by all of her massive fans and on one wall their was over 150 something signatures for Dumbledore's Army. 
Another person saying " I will always await my letter." 
You and me both friend. 
I registered for a new passport even though my old one was never in fact reported lost or stolen. 
Us airways are liars. 
I did find out though that it is in fact illegal for someone of dual nationality to fly into America using anything but their American passport. 
I set the hotel apartment's fire alarms off my first night by leaving the bathroom door opening while showering.
 The following night for my shower dropped my underwear in the toilet when getting ready for shower. Neither of which were alcohol induced.
 What can I say I can be clumsy? 
I feel as if thats probably too much information for blog world but I guess I've just crossed that line.
 Deal with it. 
As much as I loved having covers the whole night and also having lots of room to myself, I was beyond glad to be back to David and Luna. I  missed them. Yes I just brought the cheese. 
All in all it was a very good time. Its such a beautiful city. I was ever so lucky to have such amazing warm weather as well. Last time we went it was so cold we missed so much of everything around us because we were more focused on getting from A to B as soon as possible because B meant warmth. This time I was able to take in literally everything and more. I was so proud of myself for not getting a Taxi anywhere and finding everything without asking. Also just going exploring. I always want to do these things but I am such a stress head when I'm by myself that I usually just don't bother. I made a list of things I wanted to do and I ticked them all off. It was such a liberating trip. 


  1. bravo! grand, amusing, and invigorating list of coolio things you did! What a neat trip it must have been. and "stress head" made me laugh. I can definitely be one of those, too.

    1. Why thank you :) and yes im a massive stress head. Did I bring my hotel key? Do i have my phone? I know I've just felt it in my pocket but I'll feel again and then five minutes later because it could have possibly fallen out or something :p.

  2. These pictures are so beautiful! I'm so jealous of all the cool places you got to stop! But that scenery and those buildings are just fantastic.

  3. Sounds like you had an amazing time and the pictures are so cool!
    I need to go to scottland asap.
    The "I'll always await my letter" is simply great... I can so relate to that! :)
    xx Nora

    1. Thanks so much it was absolutely gorgeous. The weather was so perfect. Last time I went it was wet and cold so I didn't get to really take it all in like I thankfully did this time.

  4. Looks like you had an amazing time hun, so pleased you were able to explore and wander in peace. I love days like that. xx

    1. I did thank you I still wish you could have came. Rain check? xx

  5. Definitely yummies! That Tuna Salad and Martini look so divine. Scotland is so majestic. Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures.

    1. Yes espresso martinis are my new favourites. Scotland IS majestic. What a great word choice!

  6. Gorgeous photos!! Looks like an amazing adventure.

    1. Thanking you. It was such a good time :)

  7. We stayed in the Grassmarket [just off the street where you might have been standing to take those photographs of the castle. It was amazing just walking out the front door and being able to see the castle right there, there's a great little pizza shop there too called Mama's pizzas they were the nicest pizzas i've ever had. Edinburgh is such a gorgeous city, totally could imagine living there!

    1. I know right? It's so gorgeous. If only it was always sunshine and warmth!!!


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