Category Archives: Exploring Scotland

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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Exploring with Friends

When our friends Glen and Audrey let us know that they were including a visit to Edinburgh in their epic European adventure, Scotty and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. We spent five wonderful days together, reminiscing, encouraging one another, … Continue reading

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Weekend Recap

This past weekend went by really quickly! Saturday was spent working – me at a catering event and Scotty at school. The catering event was a lot of fun and hard work so I crashed early that evening after enjoying … Continue reading

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It’s been a while since I just walked around with my camera and took pictures of this great city.  I tend to simply snap pictures while I’m running to and fro on errands or on my way to work or … Continue reading

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Weekend Update – Amateur Theater, North Berwick, Gales and Sunshine

This past Friday I had the chance to see one of my coworkers perform in Peter Weiss’ play The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis … Continue reading

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Birthday Celebration!

On Sunday Scotty and I were invited to a party to celebrate our friend Jeremy’s 30th birthday.  It was a fantastic, unique, and fun party and we were so happy to be a part of it.  Jeremy’s wife Katy planned … Continue reading

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Pastoral Discovery

On Saturday Scotty and I decided to do a little exploring in a neighborhood not too far from where we live.  The Dalry and Gorgie areas are about a 10 minute walk from our flat and we’d never really spent … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Day

Monday marked this annual Scottish holiday and part of the celebration includes free entry to The Palace of Holyroodhouse, or just Holyrood for short and the Queens Gallery.  I was so excited about this because I’ve been wanting to see the … Continue reading

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Glorious. Absolutely amazing.

This morning our computer problems took a turn for the better and thanks to very generous parental donations, we will be able to repair and replace our laptops soon!  Whoopeee!  My walk up to school this morning was amazing.  I … Continue reading

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Open Doors Sunday

Sunday was the second Doors Open day and we took advantage of the opportunity to visit Lauriston Castle – a combination 16th century tower and 18th century country home.  It is situated on the Firth of Forth with gorgeous views … Continue reading

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