October Holidays

Much loved by kids and much dreaded by adults – the two week October holidays. Two uninterrupted weeks free from school start times, homework, and general sanity. Most of the holiday we stayed around Aberdeen – having play dates and frequenting indoor playscapes. On a rainy day we found ourselves at Wynford Farms – the…

How much sight-seeing can we squeeze into one week?

Monday afternoon I made my usual pick up of Brooks and Mia at school – a bit more hurried this time as we were racing to the airport to pick up my mom and my sister. Brooks and Mia were literally jumping up and down in excitement. As we tore down the street, his little…

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Before I begin on our adventures, let me take a moment to say that Christmas is quite different here than in the states. Obviously, there’s no Thanksgiving holiday so Christmas is full force in stores from Halloween on. You’d think then that it wouldn’t be difficult to find something like wire Christmas ribbon – you…

City Getaway to Edinburgh or The Trip Where the Kids Vomit

First of all, it’s Ed-in-bur-ah, not Ed-in-burg as we would say in the US. If you say it the American ways you get a lot of snickers and eye rolls. Brett says that it’s like someone saying New Or-leeeeens instead of New Or-lins or N’Awlins to a native Louisianian. For some reason it has been…