Our first few days in Edinburgh felt like a dream. After so many months of dreaming about being back in Edinburgh, planning our move, preparing to leave, and 44 hours of travel, it was hard to believe that this was our new reality. We were incredibly jet lagged, so we woke up super early (we're … Continue reading The Expat Diaries: Arriving
Walking up the Royal Mile, in the shadow of St Giles, there is a stone structure. It's shaped almost like a castle turret, or an oversized, stone goblet with a pole coming out the top. It's always surrounded by tour groups, either guides in full swing with interested (and not so interested) tourists milling around … Continue reading History Walks: The Mercat Cross
It's been a while since I've done one of these, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. I figured a good way to get back into things was to turn some of my tour guide stories into blog posts. I don't think I'll be a tour guide for much longer (more … Continue reading History Walks: The Royal Mile
We've been graced with some beautiful weather recently in Edinburgh. Most people, upon announcing my move to Scotland, were eager to tell me how much grey sky I would see, how I would miss the sunny skies of Australia, how I'd get tired of the rain. Firstly, I never got tired of the rain, and … Continue reading Sunny Days
This week was my first week as a tour guide in Edinburgh. It went well. It turns out (no surprises here) that being employed to walk around Edinburgh telling people all about its history is pretty much my ideal job. I love to talk. I love Scottish history. I love Edinburgh. Combine all three and … Continue reading A Good Start
My goodness. Sorry for the blogging absence last week, it went a wee bit insane and I was so busy/exhausted that I couldn't bring my brain to even think of something semi-intelligent to blog, let alone sit down and write it without falling asleep on the spot! An update is most definitely required. A week … Continue reading How Has So Much Happened in One Week?