Monday, June 26, 2006

Leaving...On A Jet Plane...

Hey y'all. I'm headed to England/Scotland on Friday with hubby, sis-in-law, the four-year-old niece and their 18-year-old cousin. Should be a blast! While he golfs, we'll be spa-ing it up and shopping.

I really like England and Scotland. The people are so nice! This will be my third trip but I'm looking forward to spending more time in Scotland this go-round.

I'll be sure to take pics. Edinburgh Castle is one of the most magical places I know. Well, that whole city is, really. The pic below is Slaley Hall, the Edwardian Manor house we'll be staying at. It's obviously been converted to a hotel, but from what I read, still maintains much of its original feel. And actually, we won't be staying in it, exactly - we have a lodge on the 1000 acre property.

And no matter how much Lara Santiago tries to convince me, I will not be eating Haggis.


  1. Anonymous11:12 AM

    What a fantastic trip!!! Have a great time, Kristen :)

  2. I'm so jealous.. I should be taking that trip, instead, I'm drowning in re-writes. Sniff sniff.

  3. Okay, this is such funny timing...

    Currently, I have a Brit and a Scot staying at my house. Both are young soccer coaches and we're hosting them while they are in town for the soccer camp. (le sigh)

    Anyway, Grant (the scot) spent last night trying to convince me that Haggis is good and worth trying. He said you just have to quit thinkin' about what it's made from and take a bite. (you have to say that with a great accent)

    Then Simon chimed in and told me about Black Pudding...

    Sorry, not gonna happen. EVER. But, I told them if I make it over there next year, then I'll let them take me pub crawling. LOL

    Have fun!

  4. Wow, that sounds like such a fantastic trip!

    Can't wait to see the pics. Have a great time!

  5. I hate you.... Yes, I'm jealous. :-(

  6. Oh, I'll eat the haggis if I get to talk to hunky men in kilts too. Actually, son no 1 would be in his element playing Scottish fiddle in the pubs there, though it's Cape Breton he loves most. Some folk have the life. I think they got mine too though. Definitely in search of a life. Anyone seen one going cheap?

  7. Wow sounds like a great trip! Can I carry your bags for you? I'll go as your personal "Jewelry Attendant" I'll make sure you're well sparkled for every event! hehe Let's just say I'm jealous too...oh well I live in Hawaii, soooo ;op poohy

  8. Thanks, Bonnie - I'm really looking forward to exploring this part of Great Britain.

    Jax - Get your rewrites done or you won't even make it to Atlanta!

    Mel - I'm jealous of your houseguests but I am SO not eating haggis. Uh-uh.

    Thanks, Karen - there will be plenty of pics when I get back.

    Shesawriter - I hate you too. lol

    Babe - You have a life! You already live in a spot most people would love to visit.

    Beck - I'm thinking new earrings might be in order...

  9. Can I hide in your suitcase???