(45) Shadow Scale // Bookish Blurb

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This book is the sequel to Seraphina. Although it is the sequel, it does have a fairly nice summary of the first book at the beginning so if you wanted to you could probably read this without having read the first book. This book picks up where the last one left off, with the kingdom going to war for peace. The majority of this book involves following Seraphina around the kingdoms as she searches for the other half-dragons and tries to get people to join their side for this war. Continue reading “(45) Shadow Scale // Bookish Blurb”

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(41) Committed // Bookish Blurb

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

After reading Eat Pray Love I wanted to read everything else that Gilbert has ever written. This book takes place a few years after Eat Pray Love ends and is all about marriage. Specifically, it is about Elizabeth trying to understand what marriage really is as she tries to pep herself up for her upcoming wedding after deciding that she would never remarry after her failed first marriage. Continue reading “(41) Committed // Bookish Blurb”

Falkirk // Scotland

Note: Please take this post with a grain of salt. It might be offensive to the mind and body otherwise. Also sorry if you were looking for a book-related post, there will be another one of those soon.

Another of the day trips I went on while I was in Scotland was to Falkirk. Apparently there is nothing in Falkirk and I kind of happen to agree but we went there nonetheless. It was kind of a miserable day (we went from freezing rain to snow and I was not properly attired) but I ended up with some semi nice pictures and a few stories so I thought I would share those with you.

Our first stop of the day was to the Kelpies:

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

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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 “(24) 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. Continue reading “Borders Trip pt. 4 // Scotland”

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”