We saw amazing places in Northern Ireland but one of the favs for all of us was “Crom Castle.” Apparently the current owner still resides in the castle and throws parties in the West Wing and it’s still a bit of a to do which I find fascinating. The grounds are gorgeous and the fact […]
Wow! What a trip!! Who knew you could spend so many hours in the car seeing such a small country! Totally worth it though… We started off with a 2 hour 45 min drive to the southwestern coast of Scotland to catch a 2+ hour ferry to the city of Belfast. After a quick tour […]
We’ve been in Scotland now for 7 months… Time is flying and yet there are still days where the comforts of home sound really appealing. :) Thankfully our parents made another trip our way for Thanksgiving and also to do some work while they were here.
Fall or “autumn,” as they say here in the U.K., has always been one of my favorite times of the year. The colors, the smells, the coolness in the air, and the reminder that summer is finished and winter is coming…
Dunnottar Castle… Wow. Breathtaking. This past Saturday a couple of us took a day trip up to Stonehaven on the east coast of Scotland for a quick sightseeing getaway. So glad we went! Felt like real Scotland – not sure how to explain that but that’s the best way I can describe it.
I truly believe there are hidden treasures everywhere and we just need to keep our eyes open and be expectant for them… Micah takes my niece and nephews to a home school group that regularly meets and goes on adventures together. Had no idea that this past week I’d be able to join in a […]
The world renowned festival that is the “Fringe,” has officially come to an end. In celebration of a wonderful month of music, acting, and performances of all sorts, the city allowed for their noise ordinance laws to be violated for the “Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.” An orchestra plays in the middle of Princes St. Gardens […]
It’s very rare that you get to experience an event that just makes you feel like you are really witnessing a wonderful piece of history. Something that feels a bit fairytale-like and for lack of a better term, “magical.” Many people say that the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (www.edintattoo.co.uk) is on their “bucket list” and […]
Last night my buddy, Jonny, and I hot-footed it halfway up Arthur’s Seat to see what kind of sunset we could capture. The view was breathtaking as expected. We met a Scottish guy called, “Dougie,” while we were sitting there taking in the beauty. He was not bothered one ounce by me just sitting down […]
We all know the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Heard it over and over our whole lives, right? What if that saying isn’t actually supposed to relate to us as human beings? What if that’s actually a lie holding us back from exploring the God given gifts He has created us […]