Edinburgh, Expat Life

Fringetastic

It’s Fringe time in Edinburgh! A festival that lasts all of August, which basically means you don’t sleep, drink too much and spend a lot of money. I guess like any other month. Except for two little words…Guru Dudu. The best hour of your life. No, he’s not related to George Jetson. He’s a hunky Aussie… Read More Fringetastic

Edinburgh, Expat Life

Thankful

Let’s discuss my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. This year I spent the day like usual. Went to work, donned my sombrero, sipped margaritas then spent the night at a karaoke bar. Ok, so Scotland may have confused Thanksgiving with Cinco de Mayo. But considering this was the first time I ever worked a Thanksgiving in my… Read More Thankful

Expat Life, Scotland, Wedding

Scottish Travel Tips

What do you do when 40 Americans are visiting Scotland for the first time? Give them some helpful travel tips, of course! I shared the following with my family and friends before visiting my new home. Wine comes in small and large glasses. Yea, no free pour over here. Obviously you will go with the… Read More Scottish Travel Tips

Edinburgh, Expat Life

Blood, sweat and tears

That’s right…blood, sweat and tears. A month in and I’m freaking ready for battle. Me and that lemon chiffon paint. Scott and I have been in non-stop flat mode, in hope to push through our giant to do list. Organized in an excel spreadsheet, of course. That I mark off as we complete things. 🙂 We were… Read More Blood, sweat and tears

Expat Life, St. Andrews

The Great Outdoors Part II

For those of you that didn’t read “The Great Outdoors” post, first of all, shame on you. Where the hell have you been? And second, to catch you up, it was an in-depth analysis on my feelings towards the outdoors. This is Part 2 of those feelings. My dislike for nature stems from my childhood. Ha,… Read More The Great Outdoors Part II

Expat Life, St. Andrews

Beaches

Don’t worry I’m not going to break out into a Bette Midler medley. This is about the beautiful sandy beaches of St. Andrews. Now while walking on them I might have to wear jeans, a sweater, socks, a hat….you get the idea 🙂 But they sure are pretty. And I’m not thinking of or stalking pics… Read More Beaches

Expat Life, St. Andrews

Pub Race

I am writing this a little hungover, hey just being honest, because I spent last night pub racing around St. A. Yes, in Scotland you apparently Pub Race, not Pub Crawl. Basically, you see how many places you can go to in one night and how fast you can drink while there. They love to do… Read More Pub Race

Expat Life, Sports, St. Andrews

The Open

It’s been a long, exhausting week and all the while I got to wear this special little number. Just check out my awesome polo and golf pants. Like my sweater? Yep, I wore that the entire week. In July. Never got hot either. Not once. Sorry no pics of me actually in it. Just no.… Read More The Open

Expat Life, Scotland

Hunting

I’m scared of my own shadow most of the time and did any of you read “The Great Outdoors”, I’m not exactly an outdoorsy type of girl. So I obviously don’t mean bambi hunting, but job hunting. My day consists of stalking recruitment firms in hope they will give in and meet me, so they… Read More Hunting

Expat Life, Scotland

The Great Outdoors

Once upon a time an American girl thought she had grown up in the smallest place on earth, Gainesville, FL. Then she moved to St. Andrews, Scotland. Thank goodness it’s beautiful and the accents are far better than ACRs (Alachua County Residents). Sorry hometown, but it’s true! St. Andrews has been my home for a… Read More The Great Outdoors