Tag: Scotland

Monteith’s Close in Edinburgh Feels Like Home – and Then There’s the Outsider Cocktail

Monteith’s Close in Edinburgh Feels Like Home – and Then There’s the Outsider Cocktail

Monteith’s Close on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile really knows how to make you feel like they are glad you’re there. And they have an award-winning bartender who created The Outsider Cocktail.

Haiku: Vibrant Edinburgh

Haiku: Vibrant Edinburgh

Edinburgh colors “pop” when the skies turn blue and the sun comes out, thus a haiku.

Edinburgh Castle and Indigo Sky

Edinburgh Castle and Indigo Sky

Looking out the hotel window at Edinburgh Castle, it was one of those magical moments when the light is just right, and you get a photo you didn’t expect.

January Dreaming: Scotland’s Stonehaven Harbor in August

January Dreaming: Scotland’s Stonehaven Harbor in August

Sunny good times of the past get us through dreary Januaries of the present. Today, the focus is on Stonehaven Harbor on the Scottish coast.

The Little Brown Social Birds of Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland

The Little Brown Social Birds of Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland

Social little birds flit about and fascinate near Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire’s Stonehaven.

Haiku: Bees on a Mission

Haiku: Bees on a Mission

Scottish bees and purple flowers, and a haiku.

Haiku: Footloose

Haiku: Footloose

Train tracks in Stonehaven headed for Aberdeen – and a footloose haiku.

Some Days Chickens, Some Days Feathers

Some Days Chickens, Some Days Feathers

This dogged little doggie on the beach in Aberdeen made me smile.

Gulls of Aberdeen Harbor (including haiku)

Gulls of Aberdeen Harbor (including haiku)

I’m a gull watcher. Aberdeen is a good place for it.

Haiku: Unexpected Fireworks in Edinburgh and Memories

Haiku: Unexpected Fireworks in Edinburgh and Memories

Business trip serendipity. Fireworks and haiku. Memories. Good times. Edinburgh rocks.

Haiku: Stray Cat Strut

Haiku: Stray Cat Strut

This charming Scottish tomcat roams and collects admirers in the tiny town of Footdee, near Aberdeen. I’m one of them.

Edinburgh Farmers Market – Jazz and Memories in the Shadow of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Farmers Market – Jazz and Memories in the Shadow of Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh farmers market had everything: produce, cheese, a bridal couple, dogs, paella, olives, breads…a plethora of products and people-watching.

Aberdeen Countryside: “Ain’t She Stotter?”

Aberdeen Countryside: “Ain’t She Stotter?”

Admiring the lush countryside in Aberdeen, trying out the Doric language, and hoping I have some Aberdeenshire heritage through my maiden name of Harvell.

A Tea Cake Break in Aberdeen Exposes Me as an Unrepentant Hypocrite

A Tea Cake Break in Aberdeen Exposes Me as an Unrepentant Hypocrite

I learned in Aberdeen that junk food transforms into “snack food” when you’re tasting another country’s treats.

Haiku: Aberdeen at Night

Haiku: Aberdeen at Night

Charmed by Aberdeen at night.

It’s Owl-Right (plus a haiku)

It’s Owl-Right (plus a haiku)

I met a couple of owls during a recent trip to Scotland.  Not on a walkabout in the verdant countryside – smack-dab in the middle of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.


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