I have so much to catch you all up on. So much has happened in the past couple months. From being incredibly exhausted, to feeling a bit depressed and even lost in life (maybe even homesick). Missing my dear girlfriends back home and around the U.S. Realizing I am 30 and not exactly where I wanted to be in life.. and somewhat confused on where I want to go. However, all of that is for another day. Yesterday the girls and I took a little trip to Dunbar. The birth place of John Muir- pretty cool growing up in California, making trips to Yosemite every year and coming full circle to visit John Muir's birthplace and house. Anyway- I put together a little fun video of our adventure. Our favorite part by far was seeing the seal in the Harbor. We named him of course. We watched him beg for food from some fishermen who wouldn't give the cute little guy anything and then after a bit of exploring we came back to find him with a new fisherman! Who although a bit gruff and didn't smile clearly enjoyed his time with this new friend. Turned out to be such a great day. Enjoy our little video.
I have begun to really love a lazy saturday. Not because I don't want to be adventurous, but because at the end of a week of writing, working etc- I am just ready for a day off!
I woke up to see my parents are selling tennis rackets of mine! I have to say.. it cracked me up. Sure.. they were a gift from my parents way back when.. and I had never actually used them- BUT you know what happens when you move away and leave stuff? They sell your shit! Hahaha. I sure hope this isn't the first of the rest of the sells ha, I have some nice things so you may want to get in on that- make some money!!
I had the best conversation with Mr. Tyke today. So I am about to lose him to the #WCP.. oh you don't know what that is? Let me inform you- World Cup Party. Yeah- it starts the 14th. Be ready all you girls who have men who LOVE football! Anyway, he says,
Mr. Tyke: We need to figure out when all the USA games are for the World Cup
Me: Is that right?
Mr. Tyke: Yes, I mean they are my second team now.
Mr. Tyke: Well, for you of course and how they helped us during WWII
Bahahaha. I died laughing. So yes- we are apparently needing to get USA hats and eat American food and cheer on America in the World Cup- but only after England, of course. Its gonna be interesting since most of these games start at 11- and my bedtime is about 11. I hope I can survive the month. I will keep you all posted on the World Cup experience.
The rest of the day?? Oh yes- it was more lazy! We have watched some crappy TV, ate some good food, began planning our trip to Italy,been to a couple stores and plan on making some steaks for dinner. And yet, the best part of the day has been watching the rain fall and then venturing out to take a walk in it. Edinburgh has some beautiful days- and even the rainy ones can be lovely. It isn't all that cold today- but the rain is coming down and sometimes you just need to walk in it, dance in it, or even kiss in it. Don't let rainy days bring you down- just embrace them. Have a great rest of your weekend.
Today the girls and I headed to the city centre for what was called spa day in the city. First, let me say that I had a great day, but it was because of the company that I was with and not because of the amazing event planning of this day.
Arriving early to get a bag for being one of the first 100 in line we were excited to see what was inside. If you are planning on going tomorrow, let me tell you what you will be waiting for. Nothing too exciting and from what we heard in line the bag goodies have gotten worse and worse over the last couple years. In the bag:
There were no instructions really on how the day was to progress, other than stand In line, sign up for only one treatment and then because the bloggers were let in early for treatments appointments were not available until 11. On top of this the tent was unorganized and you didn't really know where to go. What we wanted to sign up for was Lush Spa : hand, head & arm massages & the opportunity to create your own product. The use of the & symbol looked like we would get to enjoy it all! Arriving to the front of the line we were asked which of the list we wanted..... Sad day!
While waiting for our appointment we had a walk around and realized that most of he tents were empty as people waited for their appointments. Talking with some of the ladies providing the services we found out that sometimes people don't show up and they are then stuck waiting for their. Ext appointment. All appointments had go go through the registration tent (the unorganized one),
I guess if you want multiple appointments you have to keep going though the line- although still not too sure. I will say that the band that was playing was fantastic! becky and the lunar orchestra... Great vibe. And the coffee shop in the middle of st Andrew square has amazing coffee! That was also a highlight!
If it's cold and rainy tomorrow you might be better off picking a cafe and having some coffee and cake with your girlfriends. While you are there checkout groupon and see if you can create your own spa day!!
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