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Expat Life Lately | Eleventh Month in Scotland


Happy Travel Tuesday!

I couldn’t believe it this weekend when I was writing this down that it’s been 11 months since I moved to Scotland for the second time! 11! Next month it’ll be a year and I don’t know where time has gone!

In August we…

We celebrated the beginning of the month and our two year anniversary with a train trip up to the Highlands. We trained up to Fort William – some of the views we got were the best I’ve seen in Scotland! So untouched, so rugged and just breathtaking. I saw so many deers – I was excited!


We visited and slept in Fort William. The next morning we were on the Jacobite Steam Train – a gift from my lovely boyfriend for my birthday. It was by far one of my favourite memories of Scotland ever since I left St Andrews. It felt like we were heading to Hogwarts and it was very magical!

jacobite highlands 2 We visited Mallaig quickly before grabbing an amazing seafood lunch from The Steam Inn. I highly recommend it, it was delicious! mallaig 2 mallaig The next weekend, the Brit and I decided to give it a rest and spend a lovely weekend relaxing at home. Then we realised it had been months since we took a weekend to stay home! We took a long walk around Stirling,  visiting the King’s park and the Smith Museum – where I got highly distracted by costumes!  

A few days later a good friend from high school was arriving in Scotland and the Brit and I took some days off of work to visit and do things along with her. Well she brought the beautiful weather and – on top of a few sunburns – we had so much fun! We went to the Highland Games, we climbed the Wallace Monument, went horseback riding and spent a lazy day in Glasgow. 

highland games stirling wallace lake menteith horseback

This month I also participated in 3 Great British Bake Off Bake Along. It’s been lots of fun and I will try to keep it up!

bake along 7 bread week creme brulee 2

We celebrated the Brit’s 28th birthday in style and with a lot of good food. And finally, last weekend, after nearly 7 months, we finally had our housewarming with some close friends from Stirling. It was the absolute best way to end this month of August, my 11th month in Scotland as an expat!


My favourite posts from August : 
Mural Fest in Montreal
Why You Should Visit a Hot Springs in Chile
The Best Guacamole Recipe
Arlettes – GBBO
A Guide to Eating in St Andrews
Creme Brulee – GBBO

What is your best memory from August?xx

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