When I was on the train heading back from London to Brussels yesterday, I was reminiscing about my time in the UK. First of all, it was kind of nice being in a country where the official language is English again! Being an American, I’m quite lazy when it comes to trying to communicate with others who don’t speak English (it’s sad but true) so just being able to say “hello! yes I would like to order the fish & chips, thanks so much. also let’s discuss other intricate things where only people who speak the same language would be able to talk about.” instead of pointing, smiling and nodding to get my point across was a welcome change.
Before leaving Brussels, I was mentally preparing myself for much colder weather by positive self talk (being cold agrees with you! you don’t mind feeling like a frozen popsicle!) and also purchasing a warmer coat and bringing many layers with me- but it actually wasn’t as cold as I was expecting! (Perhaps that’s because I was wearing a warmer coat and many layers?) and the sun even peeked out from behind the clouds a few times, so I think we were pretty lucky in terms of weather up north. Edinburgh was a very lively city full of tartan plaid, good scotch whisky and plenty to walk around and see- we had a really awesome time there!
We had an amazing time exploring this lovely, historic city. Then Colleen and I took the train down to London- where we also enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! More about that next time…
ps- Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!!