(25) The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry // Bookish Blurb

61zslmclu0l-_sx331_bo1204203200_The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

I read this book because my mom had to read it for book club and she thought I might like it. It’s a British book about a retired man (Harold Fry) who receives a letter in the mail from an old friend and spontaneously decides that he needs to walk to where she is (on the other side of the country). In doing so he leaves behind his wife and failing marriage and reflects upon all the things that have happened so far in his life. Continue reading “(25) The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry // Bookish Blurb”

Borders Trip pt. 4 // Scotland

CIMG1934aAt long last (after an evening in Edinburgh, a very old house, and a beautiful garden) we reach Melrose Abbey. I don’t really remember the history of this Abbey except that I’m pretty sure some king got really mad and tore it down. Also some terrible things probably happened here but when we saw it, it was just so beautiful that I can’t seem to narrow down my pictures any further so you get a bunch of them.

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This is apparently where Robert the Bruce’s heart is buried.

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It really was an absolutely stunning place and even though the weather was awful (I mean, what would you expect) it meant that pictures turned out really well. Sorry for this kind of rushed post. I hope you enjoyed all the pictures. It really was a very beautiful place and fed my love of old ruins.

This is not even the last stop on this day long adventure so prepare yourself for more to come.

 

Borders day trip pt.2 // Scotland

CIMG1687aSo on this day trip, in the morning after my evening in Edinburgh we met and then went to our first stop which was the Traqair house. I forget the historical significance of this house but it was old and we saw lots of old stuff in it. Continue reading “Borders day trip pt.2 // Scotland”

Borders Day trip – pt 1 // Scotland

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Edinburgh castle as seen at dusk.

The program I went abroad with facilitated a few trips for us to take. In order to go on this day trip I ended up staying overnight at a friend of my parent’s house in Edinburgh since that’s where I needed to be in the morning. She took me on a mini tour of Edinburgh at dusk and I was able to take a few pictures of Edinburgh as the sky was getting darker and I had a lot of fun editing them so here they are… Continue reading “Borders Day trip – pt 1 // Scotland”

Firbish Activity Weekend Part 3 // Scotland

CIMG2603aMake sure to check out my Previous Posts (Part 1, Part 2) about this weekend.

So the next day after our mountainous hike was a fun day to do these various activities. I had little interest in most of the activities so instead I went on a walk with one of the girls to the nearby town.

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Firbish Activity Weekend Part 2 // Scotland

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Last time I left you we were walking through the forest ready to start hiking up the mountain. At this point (or around this point) we broke into two different groups who started on different sides of the mountain with the goal being that we would meet at the top and eat our lunches there. Continue reading “Firbish Activity Weekend Part 2 // Scotland”

Firbish Activity Weekend Part 1 // Scotland

CIMG2494aFor some reason, the Scottish school system gave us a week off at the end of February. Fortunately for me this included my birthday. Some of my flatmates did all sorts of crazy cool things (namely traveled to many different countries) but I decided to just take a weekend trip away that the program I went abroad with had organized. We went up to a camp near the highlands and it was super beautiful so here are some pictures. Continue reading “Firbish Activity Weekend Part 1 // Scotland”

Choir Day Trip – Camphill Blair Drummond // Scotland

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This is actually the back of the building. For some reason I didn’t get any nice pictures of the front.

While was in Scotland, I joined a community choir and one day we went on a day trip to Blair Drummond which was this beautiful house/community thing not too far away from where I was staying.  Continue reading “Choir Day Trip – Camphill Blair Drummond // Scotland”

Glasgow Wrap-Up

Hello! This is just a little post but I thought I would do a wrap-up on my Glasgow day trip. These are all the posts I’ve done about that trip. Check them out if you haven’t already.

Glasgow Cathedral pt. 1 // Scotland

Glasgow Cathedral pt.2 // Scotland

Glasgow Cathedral pt. 3 // Scotland

St. Mungo’s Museum – Glasgow // Scotland

Kelingrove Art Gallery and Museum- Glasgow pt.1 // Scotland

Kelingrove Art Gallery and Museum pt.2 // Scotland

Also some general thoughts on Glasgow. Before I went someone told me it was like Chicago. When I went I do understand why they said that. As a city that used to be very industrial, it tends to have a dirty gritty feeling but it was definitely smaller, quieter, than Chicago yet very different from the other towns I visited. There were none of the cute stone walls or cute little cafes, it was all cement. Not to say it wasn’t beautiful, it just wasn’t the Scotland I was used to seeing.