When careening down the 'wrong' side of a curvy road in the hinterlands and suddenly coming upon a busy roundabout, sounds emerge from one’s mouth reflexively that resemble a bad impersonation of a humpback whale. (picture Dori in Finding Nemo) Upon the counsel of the brave man riding shotgun in the left-sided passenger seat, courage … Continue reading Driving Out Loud
For 3 weeks in December, I was royal. For real, I mean I was a princess..... shimmery outfit and special gloves.. I was 'princess of parcels' and I was the 'queen of the codes'...... -post codes that is. So I guess you could say I was.... sort of royal: Sorting for the Royal Mail! Every year … Continue reading Royal: Live that Fantasy
(aside: this is a task for 'Blog class') With winter in a perpetual state of 'meh' and my mental state of similar ilk, I had a sudden spasm of physical activity last week and I jogged two entire miles down to the beach here in Aberdeen! These visits are rare and are always shocking to … Continue reading Surfing in Aberdeen
The fun of 'cultural adjustments' plus local photo ops make for great top ten lists! Enjoy.... You might be in Scotland if....... #1. Your washing machine is in your kitchen. (And this is your dryer.) #2. The burners on your 'cooker' have 2 settings: 'Off' and 'Nuclear Fission' #3. Your cell phone charger is an … Continue reading You Might Be in Scotland if…….
I was warned before we went to Edinburgh this past weekend that it is the most beautiful city in the world or at least one of them. A warning was in order because I had never visited there and we do not live in Edinburgh but in Aberdeen. Hubs was worried that once we visited Edinburgh, … Continue reading Half-baked Thoughts on Edinburgh