Thursday, 27 June 2013

Many apologies. I have so little spare time. Will update as soon as I get a minute or 30. Lots has happened.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Together we made it.

We finally made it to St. Andrews. Here's a photo of the monastery.
 spot my Ma in the corner haha
This cheeky chappy was so close to us, rather fetching feathers.
 Seeing this gravestone really made me think. That even after death this person (or their family, who knows) wanted to show the paramounce of Jesus in their life. I told my Mum I want a gravestone like this. She said she'd hope to not be around when I die, which is fair enough. So, internet world, let it be known, when I die I'd like a cross on my gravestone. Also I'd like a verse, not sure which yet, maybe from Isaiah 61, my favourite chapter currently.
 This is the other side of St Andrews beach. A rocky outlay, with lots of sea- birds as well as a little family of mallard..I'll be impressed if you spot them- they blend in so well and its a surprise to see ducks on the sea anyway.
 So the day after St Andrews, we packed up all of my stuff into the car, headed around the corner to put them in storage with a friend and then headed on home, with a stop in the Lake District at a friend's cabin. Which is where these photos were taken.
 How lovely is this! Just at the bottom of their garden. Perfect relaxation place.
Oooh I love running water.
When I was younger (I think 11) a school friend got me a water feature for my birthday. This was the most unique present I'd ever received (but I'd always wanted one, I don't think I'd told her that) but that one present changed my whole perspective on gift giving. No more bubble baths or glitter girls gift bags from me- it is so totally the thought that counts.

And I realise that ending is really random, but this photo just reminded me of it and I think its important.

I've decided to post things on scheduled posts because otherwise I'd just post everything at the same time, when I have the time, but I'll see if this works and if so it'll be cool. I think so anyway :)

Monday, 3 June 2013

On to the next one

Here's the next installment on my road trip to St Andrews. We passed many award winning beaches, but just look at this!! It was such a beautiful day, although very cold.
 Hence why my Mum is wearing a furry hat.
 Many times we found these beaches by taking wrong turnings. One such wrong turning we ended up finding this mini-gym park. SO fun! I'd missed going to the gym that day due to packing and getting everything sorted for our journey and so this was perfect. Can you imagine going to a gym with these kinds of views!? You'd never want to leave.
WARNING: TURN DOWN THE VOLUME - IT WAS REALLY WINDY! Quite amusing to watch, although slightly long, sorry.
 A lot of the machines/equipment used your own body weight so were actually quite tough.
 This is Elie, where we stopped for lunch. HOW GORGEOUS! We found a lovely little pub called The Ship Inn, apparently its award winning, we didn't even know, just stumbled upon it. We were travelling for quite a while without food and my stomach was killing me from hunger (I've had issues with this recently, too much pain from hunger, don't think its right..maybe I'm growing...hahaha unlikely)
 The view itself was prize worthy.
My Mum made me pose like this. 

The service was great, the staff were lovely. We both had starters, but were far too ravenous to even think to take pictures. I had a hummus with warm pitta (homemade..was fantastic) and my Mum had a Scotch egg (when in Scotland) with a beetroot and radish pickle, which was equally lovely.

For our mains we both had a half portion of haddock and chips. This was the best fish and chips I've ever had. Seriously. The batter was SO lightly delicate it was barely there, exactly what you want. The chips tasted as if they'd been cooked in truffle oil and were delightfully waxy.

Come back tomorrow for the next installment, next stop St. Andrews!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Caught up in grace like an avalanche

So I thought during the summer I'd have more time to blog. It appears I have less time; interning + working + having a social life = very little down time in which to blog. Life is good though, who wants an easy, lazy summer anyway! Its all about changing the world for the better. I'm still young and have the energy (most of the time, helped greatly by the fabulous flat white) to do lots so LEGGO.

Think I'll have some more time tomorrow and will upload more pictures from my Scotland road trip.

Being home is great. Seeing my friends makes it even better. YAY for life right now!