Living Abroad, Scotland

Haud yer wheesht

Before I moved to Scotland I thought how lucky I was to be moving to a country that speaks English 🙂 Baha! Three years later and I’m still learning a new Scottish word or phrase everyday. The majority revolve around booze, insults or the weather. Here are some of my faves: Bevvy An alcoholic beverage. Learned… Read More Haud yer wheesht

Living Abroad, Scotland

These are a few of my favorite things

I have almost lived in Edinburgh for 3 years! Time flies when you’re freezing all the time 😉 Ok, I should really lay off the weather jokes, poor Scotland. I really do love living here and I do my very best to take advantage of the many things Edinburgh has to offer. Including the attractions, because… Read More These are a few of my favorite things

Living Abroad, Scotland

I’m a better person when I’m tan

Personally, I think I’m a better person when I’m tan. I have a glow, I feel confident and it means I have seen the sun in the last month, which always results in a better attitude about life. But over the last few years, I have had to get used to my white, pasty skin… Read More I’m a better person when I’m tan

Living Abroad, Travel

Meet me in Paris

“America is my country and Paris is my hometown,” said American writer, Gertrude Stein. I may have to agree with good old Gertie on this one. I’m obsessed with Paris. I feel at home, at ease and constantly inspired. Perhaps it’s the champagne, crepes or croissants that make me so happy, but I feel that… Read More Meet me in Paris

Living Abroad, Scotland

Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

People ask me all the time if I have ever tried haggis. Yes, I have not only tried it, but I actually really enjoy it (insert cringe faces from my friends back home)! Do I think about what is in it and that the FDA still hasn’t given it’s stamp of approval in the states?… Read More Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Living Abroad, Travel

Gaudi, Messi and Sangria

Gaudi, he was an interesting dude. Devoted his life to his work, stopped showering and gave up on love. Or perhaps love gave up on him given his devotion to his work and not his hygiene. Anyway, Scott and I enjoyed the land of Gaudi recently by visiting Barcelona for my birthday weekend. We toured… Read More Gaudi, Messi and Sangria

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Advice for the future Mrs. Prince Harry

I have  finally come to terms with the fact that I won’t be the future Mrs. Prince Harry and I have decided to embrace Meghan Markle and pass on my wisdom as a fellow expat and a wife of a Brit. Meghan, you and I have a lot in common. We are both young, beautiful… Read More Advice for the future Mrs. Prince Harry

Living Abroad, Travel

Paris is always a good idea, you betcha!

Recently I went to two of the most romantic and magical places. The city of lights and the cheesehead capital of the world! That’s right, Paris and the midwest of the United States of America. The similarities were endless. Arc de Triomphe Mall of America Both have architectural masterpieces. The Louvre The Lego store I… Read More Paris is always a good idea, you betcha!

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The Wheels on the Bus

Can we please talk about double decker buses? I love them so much. And it doesn’t matter that it’s been two years since I have moved to the UK, the novelty hasn’t worn off. Public transportation is a huge part of my life in Scotland, because the novelty of driving stick shift on the left… Read More The Wheels on the Bus

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Hen do, Hen don’t

Hen parties. They are like Bachelorette Parties, but for some reason they like to be associated with poultry. Men are stags, which I think are far more attractive than hens, but I don’t make the rules. Because if I did…then I would suggest women being does. You know doe a deer, a female deer. I… Read More Hen do, Hen don’t