Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Highland Lochs once more.

In August my parents came to visit me for a few days and on one of the days, we went on a highland bus tour (this one from Rabbies)- for the first part it was sunny and beautiful and then in proper Scottish fashion, it started raining. Anyhow it reminded me how much I love this stunning country and I wish I could spend every day like this.

I'm annoyed at myself for how much I am neglecting this blog (again), so I definitely will try harder. We'll see what happens.

happy photo accident- Someone seems to be flying around Scotland in a car again

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Independence is good, right?

photo credit: Ben Cooper via photopin
Today is the day.
Scotland votes if it wants to be an independent country or not.

Almost 95% of all people are registered to vote for this referendum. This is crazy and only one indicator of how big this thing is gonna be. Personally I am happy I am not voting (I could, but I feel it's not my decision and shouldn't be), by this stage there are just way too many emotions attached to all of this. Months and months of trying to convince people, advertising, non stop flyering and brochures all over the place. Discussions, fights and so much bickering. What if and trallala. And now the day is here.

The atmosphere is crazy. People wearing yes/no buttons, flat windows covered in according stickers and banners, camera men on every corner- you cannot escape from it.

Voting on independence man, that is massive. And you can taste it in the air, I am tellin you. Pubs are going to stay open longer tonight, until the results are in. Which might be around like 6am. But what is gonna happen if they vote yes- or what if it's gonna be a no? So far the race is so damn close, which makes it even more crazy to think about. Is this gonna end in a huge party or a huge riot? So many people are so passionate about this country and that makes this big deal infinitely huge and special. I love Scotland deeply and really hope for the best-- but more than anything, I AM SO SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS REFERENDUM. This is not a casual thing, this is gonna be something you tell your kids about in 30 years. And I am so nervous and so giddy about tomorrow's party.
Because whatever will happen, I am gonna celebrate with the winners.
How exciting is this democracy thing people?!

SEE YOU TOMORROW, when maybe everything will be different. Or not.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Tur-tur key-key

And again I've let way too much time pass between posts. Oh well.
A quick catch up then:
The fringe finally came to an end,  which felt very different than last year. Not sure why. 
Then it was time to pack my suitcase,  throw in every summer dress I own,  download light summer reading books on to my kindle,  buy sunscreen and get excited.
A week in the Turkish sun has flown by,  it still fascinates me how the skin changes colour in the sun,  how salty the sea can be, how amazing it is to do nothing at all...
One week of bliss to go,  then it is back to Edinburgh, back to university.