Friday, December 23, 2011

Border Crossing

In the last 14 days, I have traveled approximately 1400 miles in trips up and down the country. That's without usual travel to and from uni and other appointments etc. about 320 of those miles took me to Glasgow and back on Monday, to the #scottishbloggermeet.

First of all, thanks must go to Rani and to Charlene who made it all happen, then to Rox for having us and providing goodies, and from me to Ayden, for putting me up and being generally even more amazing in person than she is in virtual reality.

I didn't actually take a whole load of pictures, and sinful though this may sound, it's because I chose not to take a camera, and instead used the semi decent one of my phone. I know that bloggers seem to be forever snapping everything they do, but sometimes, there are things that are best live in the then and there, and frankly, I was far too busy enjoying myself on Monday to take many pictures. But here's what I did get...


Clockwise from Top Left:

1. CAKE
2. A cat. Wearing an owl-superhero-cape-costume. That's microwaveable. And keeps you warm. A purchase by Louise.
3. Prettyness
4. Tastyness
5. CAKE
6. A bit white on my way North
7. Teacups and crackers
8. The only things that make my journey's bearable- Kindle and a Railcard.

Glasgow was a truly awesome city to visit and I have one little purchase that I shall be sharing in good time, but most of all, the city felt safe, it was pretty and I met some awesome people. A highlight was finally getting to meet Ayden in person, as she's been very much a friend to me, and she was just as much the amazing person she is on her blog/Twitter/etc. She also reminded me of someone I used to know, which pulled my heartstrings a little and sparked some happy memories too.

I was also introduced to a friend of Ayden, Louise. Louise was not only wearing the most amazing Hunter Wellies- Black with gold glitter, but turned out to be one of the most lively story tellers I've ever met and was so incredibly warm and funny, as well as being an absolute inspiration in all that she has achieved.

Having done trips to London, Cambridge and Glasgow in the last 2 weeks, I'm pretty shattered. Christmas is quite literally just around the corner, and I'll be honest, I'm looking forward to staying in bed for an extra couple of hours and not having to be anywhere.

I have plenty to get in before 2011 is out, and after a bit of absenteeism over the last couple of weeks, I'm looking forward to sharing a few recent bits with you all. But until then, take care folks, Christmas can be great if you love, awful if you don't and hellish if you haven't worked out that you really can't pick your family.
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