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April 2, 2016

1 Second Every Day

It’s been a while! I’ve wanted to get back to blogging for many months but, with long work weeks, it hasn’t been easy. But! I now have a very simple way to show you what I’ve been upto in New York (and beyond) for the past year. Between February 2015 and February 2016, I recorded a second of video …

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May 12, 2014

…played the tourist in St Andrews

Whenever I get within a train or two of St Andrews, I head back. It’s been nearly 10 years since I started university there, and every time I visit, I’m still amazed by how quaint it is. I’m also amazed that I busied myself there for four years without getting tired of the place; the town …

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May 11, 2014

…saw the REAL Kelpies

Last month, The Kelpies – two massive horse head sculptures – trotted into Bryant Park as part of Kilt Week, and I loved them. But while they were impressive, they were actually just small versions of much larger sculptures standing in Falkirk, Scotland. So when Lindsay said she would take us during our visit this week, I was very keen. …

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May 9, 2014

…celebrated at an Edinburgh wedding

Rebecca and I both went to university in St Andrews and graduated the same year, but we actually met in Atlanta. And as soon as we did, it was love. Sadly, Simon beat me to it. So last week, Ryan and I traveled to Edinburgh for their wedding, which was held on the Royal Mile (near to the castle) …

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May 8, 2014

…explored Edinburgh Castle

I know I’ve not blogged in a few days, but I have a good excuse, I swear! Last week, Ryan and I popped over to Scotland (via Ireland) for a wedding – and got to work on a long list of things we wanted to see//eat//do. It means that we’ve returned from the holiday more tired than …

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March 13, 2013

…toured the Scottish Parliament

Last night when I was wondering what to do today, my friend Neil kindly offered to show me around the Scottish Parliament, where he works for Alex Neil, the health minister and the MSP (Member of Scottish Parliament) for Airdrie and Shotts. After taking him up on his offer, I’m now convinced Neil also works …

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March 12, 2013

…climbed a volcano

Four days after I went to the top of the Empire State Building for a view of New York City, I have completed Edinburgh’s equivalent: climbing to the top of Arthur’s Seat. Arthur’s Seat is a dormant volcano looming over Edinburgh – one of my favourite cities in the UK. Its steepest part is at …

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March 11, 2013

…had a mud treatment

I’m on holiday, so it’s about time for some pampering. Today Lauren and I went to Eve Spa in Paisley to unwind with the help of mud chambers, Chinese salt treatments, saunas, steamers and aroma rooms. There was lots of gossiping and even more sweating. I’ve never really done spas, so I wasn’t sure what …

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March 10, 2013

…ate haggis in Glasgow

When in Rome Glasgow. This morning I arrived in Scotland for a few days and soon stocked up on some traditional Scottish food. Or traditional Scottish scran, as the natives would say. Among my shopping was haggis, a dish that seems to be the stuff of folklore. It’s a mixture of sheep’s pluck (heart, liver …

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