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Midlothian

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  • Day449

    Monday is NOT a Hashing Day

    August 26 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    Well, I have had a fantastic time since I arrived in Scotland on 9 August. I met some new friends, reconnected with lost friends, and hung out with my NZ and Oz family. I miss them already.

    Now I'm on the train to Manchester to meet up with another friend and her husband for a couple of nights. Yay!

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Aug27

    Like Tourists

    August 27 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Feeling like real tourists ^^ first visiting a whiskey distillery, then the Wallace Monument to get to know about this history and finally touristing around Edinburgh. I think we definitely have enough of cruising around now and already started to work in the projects that will keep us busy the upcoming months.Read more

  • Day1

    Rosslyn Chapel

    August 3 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Nach der Übernahme des Wohnmobils ging es gegen 12 Uhr endlich los. Endlich mit Einschränkungen, wegen des Linksverkehrs. Das geht besser als man denkt, aber wenn Autofahren bei uns eher nebenbei abläuft ist das hier wieder eine Dauerkonzentrationsaufgabe. Erster Halt: Rosslyn Chapel, südlich von Edinburgh. Die ist gleich zweimal weltbekannt, als (sehr authentische) Filmkulisse im Film "Sakrileg" und als geheimnisvolle Kirche der Templer mit einer versiegelten Krypta in der sich vielleicht die Bundeslade befindet. Sie wurde nie geöffnet. Fast schon nebensächlich: sie ist und liegt wunderschön.Read more

  • Day18

    bloody lucky

    August 29, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Just visited Rosslyn Chapel and absolutely beautiful building inside which I couldn't photograph .the outsided gothig

    I spent an inordinate amount of time Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile to find that I had a parking ticket

    after that I visited, but I didn't go into the
    royal Yacht Britannia didn't go and have a look at it too much it was swarming with people
    nd

    Rosslyn or to my surpise when I returned my found the boot of the car right but nothing has been touched most of my stuff was in there it had moved having a very lucky day I'm tired and for a short moment I was feeling very very lonely but I keep myself busy and I will stop that from happening anyway here's the church
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  • Day2

    Rosslin chapel

    June 18 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Der eigentliche Highlight auf meinem Trip. Zu schade, dass die Kapelle nicht so geheimnisvoll wirkt hat wie ich es mir vorgestellt habe. Aber ich habe das Maskottchen der Kapelle gefunden: eine schwarze Katze. Diese Katze hat vor meiner Kamera innerhalb 2 Minuten zu viele verschiedene Pose gemacht. Habe am Ende mehr Katzenbilder als die Kapelle. Sie lässt sich auch streicheln. Bestes Maskottchen der Welt.Read more

  • Day162

    Roadtrip

    September 12, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Good solid sleep. Very cold in the morning though.
    Packed up the place and got ready to leave. We spoke with the owner dude who was lovely. His cat who apparently hates people let me pat him and kept coming up to me and he was amazed 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
    He then went and got one of his ducks for us to pat. It was about 22 weeks d and black with green and blue mixed it. So soft!

    On the road. I tried sleeping but gave up.
    We think the silly birds who jump in front of the car are pheasants not quails.

    We drove for ages and stopped for food. We bought SIXTY nuggets from mac as for 12£
    Hahahah
    Also Jax did a hugeeeee poo that went everywhere so lucky we were stopped at maccas because that would have been bad! Hahah
    Drive drive drive. Jaxon was so FREAKING LOUD. He was literally loosing his shit for the next 3 hours because he was so overtired.
    We stopped for a drink because we needed wifi to fond out how we were gonna check in - we let Jax run/wobble around a play ground for a while to get some energy out. No wifi available so we tried again later at a different stop point.
    2 hours later we arrived and found the key under a bucket. So creative.
    It's a nice little place. It has wifi and a washing machine 😭😭👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

    We had hotdogs for dinner.
    Me and Will took Jax for a walk down to the shops to giev Jess a break cause Jax was being a right poo.

    We bought some soft drink. Supposedly Scotland is the only country in the world where the most purchased soft drink is not owned by the Coca Cola company.
    It's called IRN-BRU. It kinda tastes like creamy soda.
    We had a hilarious encounter with the checkout dude though.
    We literally have no idea what he said to us.
    He said it 3 times before I couldn't help myself and burst out into giggles and said "what????!" It was so funny. I know it was English and yet it so can't have been English. Still don't know what he said hhaha
    Can't wait for more silly Scottish accent fun.

    Currently watching friends and loving it.
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  • Day164

    Edinburgh

    September 14, 2017 ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

    Jax gave me some lovely morning cuddles in the bed.
    We drove to the centre of Edinburgh and there was literally no parking. We tried 5 different car parks on the Gps but none actually existed. We eventually found street parking and then had the fiasco of needed coins for the parking meter.
    paying with your mobile was also an option... 😒😒😒
    I ended up going to the coffee stand near by and pleading for shrapnel.
    We walked towards the castle but Jax was hungry so we had to find food for him before we went to the castle.
    Nothing looked overly child friendly and it was sooo packed. So many tourists. A lot of them Asian groups blocking streets lol.

    We found this souvenir shop type place that had a resturant up top. As we were walking through it we had a look and holy crap the cashmere or what ever it was was so expensive! Like120£ for a scarf.
    The food was shit lol but at least we had something in our tummies.

    We went to the castle which was literally next door.
    38£ it cost us to get in 😖 but I got a souvenir guide book too - not sure if it was free or if I paid? The accents are too much for me lol.

    The castle is more what I consider a fortress - it was more like a little city/village feel rather than Royal.
    We went to the Scottish war museum which was honestly really boring.
    I've realized I know very little Scottish history ...
    At least we didn't have to pay another entry fee - it was free.

    The views from the walls were great!
    100% not pram friendly. We skipped a lot including the Scottish Crown Jewels because we have Jax 😞
    We did manage to visit the banquet hall which wasn't nearly as fancy as Windsor castles. The walls were lined with old weapons.

    There was also a dog cemetery which warmed my soul. ❤️

    We went into the old prison bit. After seeing Auschwitz their accommodation was 5 star. There were 2 different prison sections - I think from different time periods.
    I couldn't really read anything because Jaxon was singing.

    Overall I didn't really rate it. Don't need to come back again. It is, however highly likely I would have enjoyed it more if I could do it at my own pace.

    We left and walked down the tourist mile. The Real street name is royal mile.
    It had some cool street performers- one dude was dressed as a centaur and I took a picture so he wanted money. I told him I'd delete it because I didn't want to pay. I did not. Tough titties mate.
    The mile had nice old buildings. We didn't walk the while mile but it had some churches and just gargoyle type buildings.

    We started walking back to the car - on the way we walked past 'The Elephant House' which is where J.K Rowling use to sit and write Harry Potter so that's pretty cool - I got a picture :)
    Not far away was the Greyfriars cemetery. It's famous because of the story of Bobby - a dog whose master died and who the. Visited the cemetery everyday for the next 14 years. He is buried there too and has a tombstone - it's so lovely, instead of flowers everyone puts sticks on his grave. ❤️❤️❤️

    The cemetery is pretty grim. Bloody Jess and her love of spookiness. How awkward for all the shopkeepers though - some of the tombs are the literal back walls of their shops. Fuck leaving work at midnight 😰😰😰no ghosts allowed thanks.

    We went home and I had a solid nap.

    Jaxon was driving everyone up the wall because he is teething and super cranky so Jess was gonna take him in the pram to go get Chinese but it was raining. By the time we had come up with a new plan it had stopped and we went back to plan a. Chinese.

    We all walked down to order. Jaxon was agin annoying everyone so I took him back home only it had started to rain again so I sprinted the whole way and it felt like my lungs had blood in them by the time I got there. The air is so cold!!!
    NIt the best Chinese but it passed.

    I watched some criminal mind episodes which I so very much enjoyed. I loved having 2 hours to myself 🤗🤗🤗

    We want to go to Loch Ness and are trying to work out details. I really want to skype mum and dad. We have so much to talk about and I miss them but again because of Jaxon our timing doesn't line up - we leave the house too early so dad won't be back from work yet and mum is a goose and can barely change a tv channel let alone set up a skype session. Lol 😝

    We need to do washing. I've run out of undies haha

    The bed is too small. It's only a double and Will takes up the whole damn thing.
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  • Day165

    Edinburgh

    September 15, 2017 ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Woke up and me and Will had caught Jaxons bloody cold. Will worse than me. He was foul this morning. He opted to stay home so I wanted to stay too to rest so Jess took Jaxon into town.
    Not before the host messaged us to say he got notified we were illegible downloading a movie only we weren't? We sorted it - our computer had connected to a torrent without our knowledge. Host didn't care just letting us know.
    We both slept all day and woke up to Jess' message she had fucked yo the car... 😂 fml.
    They are both fine so that's all that really matters - she dinged the door because the car is too long and the carp park too small. The car park was empty and she originally thought she had struck gold until that happened and she noticed the hundreds of other scratch marks where other people had done the same and never come back - hence the emptiness lol.
    Apart from that she had a good day.
    Pretty happy she had to pay for it not us lol.
    It's the first time she didn't opt for the extra insurance ( of course 😒). We believe the excess is 1500£ - ouch.
    it doesn't even look bad. I had to be shown the damage because I couldn't see it 😂
    Jess wants to try cover it with mud and see if they notice 😂😂😂

    It's drivable so it will get us back to London 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
    She brought home pizza for dinner - we smashed that and Jax went to bed.

    I had a bath to try warm my chest.
    I don't have a sore throat like Will but I feel congested and like my chest is a solid block of cheese. No that wasn't a typo.

    I'm considering stealing a towel.
    #thethuglife

    I won't though. I've been raised too well 😒

    Our washing has been hanging for 24hr and is still so wet 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒

    Jaxon had a big booger so Jess put it on Wills face so then he tried to put it back on hers and Jaxon was screaming the whole time 😂😂
    His cry face makes me laugh.
    Stupid child doesn't like me much compared to the other 2. Still likes me but is fascinated by Will probs cause he is a man and then obviously his mum.

    I'm better with toddlers anyway - I'll make up ground then! 😝

    Everyone went to bed - I facetimed Ashley for over 2 hours and caught up on a lot 😁
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  • Day8

    Lost in Dalkeith

    January 27, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 36 °F

    Well, my room is on Preistfield road which is off Dalkeith road. I caught a bus tonight which said it was going via Dalkeith. Big assumption. I ended up in Dalkeith the city. Fortunately the bus driver was helpful and provided directions back on another route. However, I found the taxi stand first, so took a cab back to my guest house. The lesson I took from this was to always check the map AND the bus route.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Midlothian, MLN, Midloðene, Мидлоудиън, Meadhan Lodainn, Střední Lothian, میدلودین, Labhaidh Láir, Mean Lodainn, ミッドロージアン, 미들로디언 주, Edinburgensis, Vidurinis Lodianas, مڈلوتھین, Мидлотиан, Midlowden, Середній Лотіан, 中洛锡安

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