The Best of the UK in 10 Days (and on a budget)

When my sisters visited last summer, they had 10 days to experience as much of the UK as possible, with the goal of not spending a small fortune. Not easy when you want to spend time in both London and Edinburgh, especially when it’s Edinburgh during the Fringe. To save on transport costs and time,…

Edinburgh Half Marathon!

Friends visited from the states to run the Edinburgh Half with me this year!  A flat course and the promise of a day of recovering while drinking scotch convinced them it was a good idea to make the transatlantic flight.  They spent a few days in Wales and visited our hometown in the Lake District…

Enjoying Edinburgh in Winter

Let me just say that Christmas markets are pretty awesome, and Edinburgh’s is no exception.  If you liked mulled wine, or hot apple toddies, or hot chocolate… or endless amounts of food and dessert and Christmas lights you will enjoy.  At the center of the market is a carousel that has been converted to a…

Updates!

So I’m officially a UK resident as of last week!  Sounds strange to say, but it is true.  The unpacking and exploring have begun! I’m really enjoying my time here so far, wandering the shops, having tea and meeting new people.  Attempting to find things in the grocery store has been moderately successful, and I’m definitely…