23 In Expat Life

Life Lately | Adventures & Sunshine

Hello! Finally an update! It’s been a while! Life lately has been a busy, exciting, sunny rollercoaster.

My current contract at the university in Stirling is ending soon and so I’m looking for a new challenge. Because of that reason the past few weeks have been filled with a lot of applications and so many interviews. It’s very positive and I look forward to the next big adventure.

I’ve hinted at it before, but the Brit and I will be moving to wherever I get a job next, whether that is Edinburgh or Glasgow. Exciting!

Except from that, life lately has included a few trips and a items crossed of my bucket list! The sunny weather of the past few weeks has made it even better. We’ve already had more sunshine days in the last few weeks than in all of 2015, so we are rejoicing in the warmth.

In May, we attended two music festivals, one right here in Stirling and one on the west coast in Oban. Music festivals aren’t really my thing, but I really enjoyed both these experiences and took in lots of sun!

music fest

I saw my first circle of standing stones – touched them and nothing happened, if you wanted to know 😉

I went to see the play Right Now written by fellow Quebecoise Catherine-Anne Toupin. It was so weird, but I highly enjoyed it. One of the actors is Sean Biggerstaff, aka Oliver Wood from Harry Potter, and I was in the first row, about 2 meters from him. Not to brag. 

I met the lovely Gianni from Across the hogs back blog. We basically totally geeked out in The Elephant House, over cake and coffee while talking about writing and expating.

The Brit and I went to an opera taster in Edinburgh – a friend invited us along and it was so much fun. They did scenes of the opera and then explained the plot, costume, set. Very interesting inside look!

On the same day, we also visited the slight nausea-inducing Camera Obscura in Edinburgh. Such a cool place. It’s highly overpriced (like crazy overpriced) but it was fun enough. 

camera obscura

I also bought way too many books…okay there is no such thing as too many books, but it was a lot…

We also spent a gorgeous day in Linlithgow with some friends, getting lost in the Palace. Linlithgow is a gorgeous old town halfway between Stirling and Edinburgh. It’s worth the visit. 

The weather has recently turned a bit, but we’re still enjoying our month of June. I’m finishing work next week and we’ve planned a week long trip into the Highlands! Looking forward to it and to sharing it with you! 

It’s been so long! What have you been up to lately?xx

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