No. 1

I have long enjoyed the book series by Alexander McCall Smith about Mma Ramotswe and her No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.  I normally like a bit more intrigue and adventure in a book but the characters that Mr. Smith developed are irresistible.  They are so delightful that you could actually picture yourself knowing them orContinue reading “No. 1”

A Castle and a Stone – Part X – MY Scottish Journey

Our final full day in Scotland landed on a Sunday. Perfect. We woke up and my daughter-in-law served up her daily cup of coffee and we prepared for the day. This day was packed with sites and emotions. I hate saying goodbye to my kids. I was relieved and thankful to have been a partContinue reading “A Castle and a Stone – Part X – MY Scottish Journey”

The Beach – Part IX – MY Scottish Journey

We hopped yet another train from Waverley Station, Edinburgh, Scotland. This one was a day trip, just a short distance north-east to the lovely beach town of North Berwick, Scotland. As we alighted the train an excitement met me, face-to-face. I love beach towns. The more quaint, the better. As we walked down the hill,Continue reading “The Beach – Part IX – MY Scottish Journey”

Random Photos – Part VIII – MY Scottish Journey

If it weren’t for my son’s beautiful mind and determination we may not have made this journey to Scotland. He is presently finishing up his Masters program at the University of Edinburgh. Childbearing does pay off eventually. If it weren’t for my kids and their dreams we may very well still be, well, who knowsContinue reading “Random Photos – Part VIII – MY Scottish Journey”

Hogmanay – MY Scottish Journey Part VII

Before we even boarded a plane for Scotland, my son asked if we wanted to join them in the New Years celebration on The Royal Mile – Hogmanay We were clueless as to what that was, but as soon as he said it was walking with torches lit up we were in. He went ahead andContinue reading “Hogmanay – MY Scottish Journey Part VII”

Part III – The Natives – MY Scottish Journey

I’m pretty sure group tours are a great way to see and learn about your trip. Our family, however, have never taken a group tour or preplanned tour (The Great Wall of China was with a group but no one spoke english so it was just a magnificent guided walk). We love to get intoContinue reading “Part III – The Natives – MY Scottish Journey”

My Scottish Journey Part II: Getting There

The last big trip we took was in February of 2005. The same son who is studying now in Scotland was studying in Shanghai, China for a couple of semesters. So why not go to China? Good grief, prior to that we only went as far as our country could reach and a little intoContinue reading “My Scottish Journey Part II: Getting There”

The Journey Begins Part I My Scottish Journey

I have always had a love for  Scotland. I think it began deep inside from my ancestors, I’m convinced of that, or I choose to believe that. My mother’s grandfather came from Paisley, Scotland when he was a young boy. I never knew him but the few times she mentioned him it was always inContinue reading “The Journey Begins Part I My Scottish Journey”