The Beach in Mexico
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Mexico!!!

I'm going back to Mexico!!! (inset squeal of glee here) The first time I went, I had an awesome trip, amazing food, Chichen Itza, swimming in a cenote, beaches, sun, sand and sea.  With a margarita never far from my hand. This time around promises to be epic again!  So excited 🙂 And I will… Continue reading Mexico!!!

Living in Scotland

Edinburgh Farmer’s Market

One of my favourite things in life are farmer’s markets.  I started going to the one in Edmonton when I got back from Afghanistan, driving early (in the dark during winter, and through the snow, my least favourite thing!) through downtown, to get to the big beautiful Strathcona Farmer’s Market. I never pass up an… Continue reading Edinburgh Farmer’s Market

Living in Scotland

Daffodil Central!

So.  Edinburgh is daffodil central.  I've never seen so many.  Everywhere! They're starting to die off now, but it was wonderous while it lasted, bright yellows, creamy whites and the dark green of gorgeous daffodils all over the place.   And I do mean everywhere.  Fields, forests, side of the road, parks, medians.   Beautiful,… Continue reading Daffodil Central!

Living in Scotland

Happy St Patrick’s Day! From Edinburgh

How did I spend St Patrick's Day?  Mostly at work 😦 But earlier I had been to an Irish pub in the Grassmarket area while having a little wander around. I sat down and enjoyed a cup of delicious Irish breakfast tea. And started reading some James Joyce: Dubliners, for the occasion. Aside from imbibing some… Continue reading Happy St Patrick’s Day! From Edinburgh

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Out and About in Edinburgh: National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Bobby and the Water of Leith

Busy day spent out and about in Edinburgh 🙂  Not much to say, just a tonne of pictures (which reminds me....of a trip over the mountains and someone complaining mightily about my terrible picture taking...I think I'm getting better!) from my day. First the National Museum of Scotland.   Then Greyfriars Bobby, the cutest little… Continue reading Out and About in Edinburgh: National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Bobby and the Water of Leith

Living in Scotland

Why I’m Never Coming Home

Britain has a reputation for bad weather. I've never really minded it.  The first time I came to the UK, on an eight day whirlwind UK + Ireland tour just before the start of my 4th year of university it rained 75% of the time.  Which also happened to be my first trip abroad and… Continue reading Why I’m Never Coming Home

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Investigating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Edinburgh

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer and physician.  He was best known for his creation of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859.  He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh Medical School and went on the act as a ship’s surgeon and achieve an MD, or advanced… Continue reading Investigating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Edinburgh

Travel Adventure Stories

Paris in the Spring

I went to Paris for the first time in the Spring.  It was a trip I took with my Bestie back in 2010? 2011?  I don't remember now.  And this is exactly why I started my travel diary, because I have a terrible habit of not taking pictures, losing pictures and not remembering when I… Continue reading Paris in the Spring