Tag Archives: Scotland

Journey 96: National Tartan Day

What a perfect holiday to celebrate, for me! I don’t know how I missed this celebration last year, however, I am happy to have discovered it in time for this year. Tartan Day is a recognition and celebration of Scottish … Continue reading

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Journey 93: Afternoon Tea with William

   What a treat today, to be invited to afternoon tea. My cousin not only graciously extended the invitation but prepared the tea and the sandwiches. I contributed mini scones and William completed the meal with thin chocolate wafer cookies, … Continue reading

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Journey 77: Outlander Series, Season 1

I have practiced great restraint the past 10 days. Highly anticipating the DVD release of the Starz adaptation of the Outlander books, I pre-order Season One, Part One before its release date of March 3. When it arrived, I held … Continue reading

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Day 295: Tea Time with Mimi Leta’s Vintage Teacup

Today’s first involved a very late tea time with fresh biscuits courtesy of Cracker Barrel. With a pat of butter and blackberry jam added to the hot biscuits, this simple tea was an easy delicious dinner. What made this one … Continue reading

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Day 227: Shopping on the Royal Mile, Fringe and Saying Goodbye

Today marked our return to Edinburgh and our last full day in Scotland. We said a fond “See you again soon” to Wilson, who made our stay in Lauder so pleasant. And boarded the bus bound for the city. As … Continue reading

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Day 225: Thirlestane Castle

A very long time ago, a wee lass with the last name of Lauderdale, heard about a far away place called Scotland. Listening to stories about this place and hearing that her family came from a little village called Lauder … Continue reading

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Day 220: Exploring Glasgow

Today, after a long night of sleep, we were up early and feeling like ourselves again. Before we set out to further explore Glasgow, we had a hardy traditional breakfast. Our plates arrived laden with bacon, which looked more like … Continue reading

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Day 207: First Purchases for Scotland Trip

Today’s first, although small in the grand scope of things, was exciting for me. With my trip to Scotland only 11 days away, I started on my list of items to purchase. I’m not one who enjoys shopping. However, searching … Continue reading

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Day 186: Passport

  Today’s first is a very exciting one for me. I received my passport. I’ve never had one before. I’ve not needed one. The only trip I’ve taken beyond the borders of the USA was to Mexico, back when a … Continue reading

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