Feeding the soul


We’re back from two lovely weeks in the UK. It was refreshing, rejuvenating, and a time to ponder where life has taken Scotty and me. After a year that was pretty draining with its transitions and shifts, our cups were refilled and we’re feeling ready to re-engage after a year of conscious withdrawal. It’s amazing what two weeks of being surrounded by some of the best people on earth, beautiful scenery, and stimulating conversation can do for one’s soul. Today I’ll share photos from the first part of our trip.


Scotty and Sean getting coffee at the Wash. It was moments like this that made it feel as though we’d never left.

Our trip started with a couple days in Edinburgh and then we were off to St. Andrews were Scotty was presenting a paper at a conference. Our trip coincided with two weeks of the loveliest weather we’d ever experienced in Scotland! In fact, it was actually hot. Hot in Scotland. And during our time there, we didn’t see a single drop of rain. Meanwhile in Florida, the rain was pouring down. So strange!

St. Andrews was lovely. Our guesthouse was superb. In fact, if you’re headed to St. Andrews, check them out here. The hosts, Tony and El, were lovely, the breakfast was delicious, the rooms chic. We spent quite a bit of time walking around the little town and soaking in the atmosphere.


We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Mitchells, a lovely spot in St. Andrews.

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Cathedral ruins at St. Andrews.

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In our habit of climbing to the highest point in every city we visit, Scotty and I made our way up the tight, twisty, and claustrophobic stairway housed in this tower to take in views of the town.

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About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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8 Responses to Feeding the soul

  1. Becky says:

    Tank tops? What the heck!

  2. What a wonderful trip! Love your photos Becca!!! You look radiant!! Soooo gorgeous!!! I can only imagine how good this must’ve been for both of you!!! We have a feeling that our visit to SA at the end of the year is going to induce the same feelings!!! 🙂 **

  3. graceberg3 says:

    Such beautiful photos Becca!! I can’t believe the weather you guys had over there, what a sweet treat. Recharging requires lots of sunshine!

  4. pop says:

    Wow, Scotland looks fantastic bathed in California sunshine!

  5. Bethy Manor says:

    Love you your pics, Becca! You and Scotty look so happy, and I’m so glad that you had such a wonderful, sunny time – especially with wonderful friends!

  6. Michael L. Martin says:

    Lovely photos. So happy you were able to go back to Scotland. My daughter who has spent the last 2.5 years in Ullapool has just received her visa and passbook just in time to visit the states and she is visiting the state of Florida in a town called Clermont not far from Orlando and Disney World, someone she knows in Scotland owns a condo in Florida that he rents out during the Summer. I visited you area of Florida many years ago when I visited my grandparents, at that time they were living in a retirement community in W. Palm Beach.

  7. audrey says:

    No wonder your soul ached for more of Scotland. It looked fantastic. I”m so glad the Lord brought you sunshine..and warm temps. AND I loved seeing a picture of your BUN!!!

  8. cynthiaclairebruni says:

    Again, beautiful countryside AND people!!

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