Living Abroad, Scotland

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone…

Let me introduce you to Jamie Fraser. It’s ok, you can take a moment and soak up that jawline. Jamie Fraser is the Scottish hunk on the TV series, Outlander, and he makes me REALLY happy about living in Scotland. Other than my husband, of course. For those of you sad people who haven’t watched… Read More Sing me a song of a lass that is gone…

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, 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

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Fringetastic

It’s Fringe time in Edinburgh! This is 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… Read More Fringetastic

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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 for our wedding. Wine comes in small and large glasses. Yea, no free pour over here. Obviously you will… Read More Scottish Travel Tips

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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

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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

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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