Category Archives: Edinburgh


While our time in Paris had been wonderful and I will always love that city, we were ready to head back to Edinburgh for a few weeks. We needed to reconnect with old friends, some of whom were flying in … Continue reading

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Our trip to Edinburgh was wonderful for so many reasons. It was great to be back in a place that feels like home. It was so good to see friends – friends who know what this whole student expat thing … Continue reading

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Back in Edinburgh

I am back in Edinburgh sitting at one of my favorite cafés enjoying a delicious coffee! Yay!  And a cappuccino here costs £2.20, instead of €5.00. It’s been so good to be back, see friends, meet new babies, walk familiar … Continue reading

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We are moving to our new home. Today, we’re saying goodbye. Will catch-up with you all in a few days when we’re settled and have had some time to recover. It’s been a crazy two weeks but it’s all come … Continue reading

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One more week, ack!

Today it hit me that we are leaving in less than 8 days! Seriously. Next Thursday sees Scotty and me landing in Paris, luggage in tow, finding our way to our flat. Ahhhh. After months of anticipation it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Lost Items #8

We are in the midst of packing, sorting, purging. Our stuff is in boxes and bags. Things are going in all sorts different directions – charity shops, Paris, the States, the bin, to new homes with our friends. Everything is … Continue reading

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End of an era

This past Friday we hosted a going-away party for our friends Matthew and Ashli. In a spirit of authenticity, the Scottish weather decided to give us a constant drizzle throughout the day and so we had to move everything indoors … Continue reading

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Robyn O’Brien

Being back in Edinburgh has been wonderful. It just feels good to be settled again and able to reconnect with friends, work on projects, clean out closets, cook in my own kitchen. Yesterday an Anthropologie opened in Edinburgh! It’s probably … Continue reading

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Lost Items #7

Right now I feel a little bit like one of these lost items. Since March I’ve been away from Edinburgh for more than 43 days and now I’ve returned and want to settle and reconnect with friends and eat lots … Continue reading

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Riding out a Scottish storm.

This past weekend Scotty and I had the incredible opportunity to spend three nights on a sailboat with some friends. Graham and Nathalie invited us to go sailing with another couple from our church and we couldn’t have been more … Continue reading

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