I have just recently returned from a holiday in Scotland. We had been planning the trip for over a year in anticipation of an epic wedding! My husband’s family is Scottish and his uncle was getting married at St. Giles cathedral. Oh, what a glorious event it was, the weather was gorgeous and the reception was exceptionally top notch.
Our youngest, Graham, was given the honor of paige boy and he would be wearing a kilt! I literally counted down the days until my heart would explode from the cuteness!! He suited it well and performed his duties like a wee gentleman. He somehow managed to score a date during the reception and wooed many young beauties on the dance floor.
I was given the honor of reading during the ceremony and recited a beautiful portion of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ~
I have for the first time found what I can truly love-
I have found you.
You are my sympathy- my better self- my good angel; I am bound to you with a strong attachment.
I think you good, gifted, lovely; a fervent, solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life,
wraps my existence about you- and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.
It was because I felt and knew this, that I resolved to marry you.
I was reciting these lovely words for over a year and became emotional a handful of times but nothing prepared me for the day I would stand before the most breathtaking of brides in St, Giles Cathedral.
Another event that I was looking forward to while visiting Edinburgh, was meeting my friend Rebecca Anderson
. No need to tell you how awesome she is because anyone reading this blog is keenly well aware. Rebecca is a brilliant artist and it was such a joy to finally hug her neck and have a face to face chat. We planned to meet at her flat (which is in a super cool artsy part of Edinburgh) Her space was just as I imagined, brimming with creativity and life.
The wonderful wall of art
Thank you for your gracious hospitality and generous gifts, Rebecca. It was such a treat to spend some time with you and your fish n chips
recommendation was stellar!! As you know, we dined there twice 🙂 (I tried the brown sauce- YUM!)
We explored Stockbrige a few days after our visit and perused a fab market filled with handmade crafts and goodies. Graham gifted this sweet little piece of art by painter & printmaker Sally Fisher
My sweet husband purchase these darling handmade earrings by Alexis Southam
. There were SO many options and I spent a good 10 minutes agonizing over a decision. All of her wares were so pretty!!
We also picked up some handmade dog treats for our Oliver, a few antique books, and some eppoisse (so stinky good)
Scotland is truly amazing! The landscapes are glorious and everyone we encountered was genuine & kind. We wish to move there one day. For now, I will relish the memories 🙂
Sean Connery slept here 😉