Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Gathering

Edinburgh was awash in more tartan than usual this weekend. This being Scotland’s Homecoming year – Robbie Burns’ 250th birthday – Scottish descendents from around the world have come back to various events, particularly The Gathering, that took place Saturday … Continue reading

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Planning

I’m planning. Though it makes me sad to know that in about two months I’ll no longer live in Edinburgh, I’m getting excited about The Next Thing. The plans are starting to come together.¬† I’ll work until mid-September, at which … Continue reading

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This flight goes to BERLIN; that’s in GERMANY

Ryan Air, the king of cheap-ass flights, is thinking about charging people less if they’re willing to sit on stools rather than actual seats during flights. Dudes, Ryan Air is already as cheap and bare-bones as it gets. I flew … Continue reading

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Weegieland

I took the train to Glasgow on my day off this week. Ten months of living in Edinburgh and I’d not been to Glasgow – a 40 minute train ride away. Unsurprisingly the two cities have a rivalry going, and … Continue reading

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Get a haircut…

I love my life, right now. I’m having fun. I’ve got oodles of options before me and I like not knowing what I’ll be doing three months, six months, a year from now. But sometimes – very rarely, but sometimes … Continue reading

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We stand on guard for thee

Canada Day in Edinburgh was smashing. A group of ex-pats organize a pub quiz every year, and the pub becomes a sea of red and maple leaves and¬†hockey jerseys. They served Moosehead and poutine made with yellow cheese. My (Scottish) … Continue reading

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