Saturday, 29 November 2014

TRAVEL: Pictures from Edinburgh

Hi everyone,

In November of 2013, my family and I went back to Scotland (for the 2nd time in 6 years!) for my cousin's wedding. Since we were there for two weeks, we decided to do something we didn't do often when we lived there; sight-see.



We took the train to Edinburgh.
It was Milo and Coco's first time on a proper train.
In Vancouver, we drive or take the bus as the trains in Vancouver aren't like the trains in Britain. I mean, don't get me wrong - there are lots of trains in Canada - but most of them are used to transport things and not people.









Notice the red cups. Of course we had to stop off and get our Starbucks because;
a) it was freezing and,
b) we're Canadian. Canadians love their Starbucks.

And, yes, that is Coco, the three year old, in a pram. If there is one thing you should know about my sister Coco, it is that she is one lazy article.




These pictures are in/around the castle.
The first one is of all my siblings. I don't know where it came from, but Coco was really obsessed with her doll 'Dolly' (a very unique name) on this day and wanted her in all the pictures with her. So the face she is pulling is a 'is Dolly in the picture too?' sort of smile.

I love the shops in Edinburgh - as in the way they look. It's such an old fashioned city. It was weird because even though I have visited before, I felt like a tourist. It wasn't even a bad thing -- it mean't I didn't feel embarrassed when taking pictures of everything!



Thanks for reading!


Iona

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

MONTHLY ROUND-UP(S): September, October & November

Hi everyone!

I have been busy over the past few months. I keep thinking "I haven't made a blog post in soo long" but in reality it's only been, what, 3 months? The summer was a relaxing period for me and I had a lot of extra time to write posts (even though I didn't do that). Ah, HOW I wish I could go back to then...

SEPTEMBER //
I started working on the 25th of August in a... favourite Canadian fast-food restaurant (can I say the name? It's Tim Hortons). Work is work. I don't like working but there is nothing wrong with where I work. Oh well, now I don't feel so guilty when I drop $10 everyday at Starbucks so that's a plus.
I also I began university on the 1st of September. I began university and working in the span of a week and I think it was a bad idea. So university. No one told me how utterly boring university would be. I'm studying Archaeology. Maybe that's why.
Archaeology is... probably not for me. I have taken to watching Netflix and BBC iPlayer instead of listening in lectures. I watch Parks and Rec in my Human Origins class and I catch up on EastEnders in my Intro to Archaeology class. As you can probably assume, I am not doing that well in school. Hey, as long as I pass.

OCTOBER //
I sort of mentioned him in one of my last posts but I have a new baby brother. He was born in June and his name is Enzo. So I have the perfect mix of two sisters and two brothers. how lucky I am. Enzo is now 6 months. It's been weird how easily Enzo has fit into our family. Even the first week of him being here, I couldn't imagine our house without him.


I was invited to a few Halloween parties but in the end took Milo, Coco and Enzo out trick-or-treating. What can I say, I'm boring -- I mean a family person!
On the down-side, everyone thought I was the mother. It aways makes me feel uncomfortable...



NOVEMBER //
and now we're in November. I am finishing my semester at the end of this month (then exams!) and then I will be working all through December.
I don't think November will be a particularly busy month. I have a surprisingly small amount of assignments due. However, I have a few plans with friends to go downtown at the end of the month.
Hopefully I will be confident to take pictures in public and post them here.
I also think I will finally post some of the recipes I have been keeping in case I have no idea what to post because I just need to get into the groove of blogging again.

Okay! So this was a short but completely accurate recap of the past 2 months of my life. Have any of you been doing anything (or nothing) lately? I'll be back soon - surely sooner than 3 months.


Iona
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