Category Archives: Mini-break

A day in Bruges…

Sunday morning we caught a train to Bruges. We’d heard great things about this little city and had also seen the movie, In Bruges. Although I really cannot remember what happened in the movie, I do remember thinking that the … 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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On Saturday Scotty and I flew from Edinburgh to Milan, took the train to Florence, spent the night and then took a train to Arezzo where we met up with my parents – who had come in from Paris the … Continue reading

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Hello November! And finishing up London

I cannot believe that it’s already November.  I feel as though I completely missed August, September, and October.  Those three months just completely blew past me and now we’re closing in on Christmas; a fact I’m continually reminded of when … Continue reading

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  Our trip to London was such a good time – although we were both still fighting some nasty colds, we enjoyed the energy of this vibrant city and made the most of our five days there.  Here are the … Continue reading

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I ♥ London

Scotty and I just returned from spending five great days in London – one of my favorite cities.  I’ll be posting some entries on our trip over the next couple of days but in the mean time, here’s a sneak … Continue reading

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On Friday Scotty and I took a quick trip over to Norway!  I know that most normal people living in Edinburgh probably don’t head north on a vacation in November but we decided to take advantage of some £5.00 airfare … Continue reading

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Just getting back into the blogosphere!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend!  Scotty and I celebrated with friends and then took a very quick trip to Oslo, Norway.  I have so much to get caught up on and am working away at uploading … Continue reading

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The last of the Lake District Posts

After such a gorgeous day on Saturday we woke to a classically dismal day.  Rain, fog, cold, wind.  It was all present.  As this dampened our adventurous spirits a bit we decided to do some exploring from the shelter of … Continue reading

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The Lake District – for real this time…

Wow!  I cannot believe how fast this past week has flown!  Thank you to everyone who commented on the burgling and sent supportive emails.  If you haven’t received a response yet, it’s because I haven’t had a chance but will … Continue reading

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