Living Abroad

Cheers my dears

It’s been three years. Three years since I moved from this… to this… In honor of this anniversary I have decided to share the highs and lows, the peaks and valleys, the pros and cons of being an American Expat in Scotland 🙂 PRO: The beautiful history and architecture of Edinburgh never gets old! CON: Modern… Read More Cheers my dears

Living Abroad

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

Travel

Keep Calm and London On

I was back in London Town this past weekend (casual hair flip) and per usual, it was fabulous. Scott and I went down for a friends reunion for about 36 hours. It was a sans kiddos weekend. And when your friends who have kids, are without their kids, everyone reverts to being 20. We are… Read More Keep Calm and London On

Living Abroad

What, like it’s hard?

One of the hardest things about moving abroad is leaving your girls! And not to gloat, but I have kickass girfriends. Meeting good girlfriends after the age of 25, in my opinion, is not easy. Add in the “I’m not from around here” sign tattooed on my forehead and it makes it even trickier. So… Read More What, like it’s hard?

Travel

The Championships

There is nothing like celebrating Independence Day at the most British event ever. Scott and I went to Wimbledon on the 4th of July! It is the sporting event of dreams. You can dress up in a cute outfit, bring a bottle of wine with you and be close enough to catch a sweaty wristband.  At… Read More The Championships

Scotland

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

Living Abroad

Happy Anniversary!

Long time, no Cheersblondie!!  No worries, I’m here to fill that sad hole in your life! And to get everyone up to speed, I’m going to share the top 6 things that have happened in the last 6 months! If you didn’t make the list, don’t take it personally. I’m sure you were number 7.… Read More Happy Anniversary!

Living Abroad, 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

Living Abroad, Scotland

Culture Shock

Once returning from England I started to settle into my new routine of  job hunting, the occasional evening golf session and my horrible driving lessons that usually end in a few choice words and minor tantrums. Scott says we will laugh about it some day, but all I want to do is drive into whatever… Read More Culture Shock