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September in Scotland | Expat Chats

September in most countries marks back to school month – or August for those few unlucky ones. September at work has been marked by a lot of people coming back from holiday and deciding to make up for their absence with a lot of work. I spent half of September exhausted beyond belief, especially while recovering from a cold. That, however, doesn’t mean our month was quiet! We’ve done so much, which is an achievement, especially with the Brit starting his new job at the university.

>> The month started with a trip to the Trossachs National Park with the Brit’s parents. We celebrated his 30th birthday with a lunch at the Lake of Menteith hotel. And then we headed off on a cruise on Loch Katrine.

>> With the Brit’s parents, we also headed down to Falkirk. I finally saw the two icons of the town up close, the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel.

>> We sold our flat and bought a new one! Fingers crossed everything works out and this time next month we’ll have moved!

>> I got my hair cut by a friend of mine. A hair stylist and future doctor, what a rock star.

>> We had a girls’ night at one of the local haunts, and we drank a lot of cocktails and ate a lot of food. I find these nights so important for my sanity, to be able to just chill and be with friends.

>> The Brit and I attended Doors Open Day in Stirling. We went to the Observatory and it was super fascinating, though the night sky was a bit covered that night. We also went up the tower at St Columba’s Church, which was a highlight. Hands down the best view in the city!

>> I went to see Twelfth Night being butchered at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh with a girlfriend.

>> I finally booked our winter holiday! We’re off to Sweden where we’ll stay in a small cabin just outside Stockholm. I literally cannot wait.

>> The Brit and I headed out to Edinburgh to support our alma mater St Andrews as both the women and men rugby teams played the University of Edinburgh. We lost both games sadly, but the atmosphere was awesome!

>> And my back to school news? I finally drafted a PhD proposal that I’m proud of and would make me want to go back to school!

What have you been up to lately? Are you excited about the month ahead?xx

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  • A cabin in Sweden sounds amazing! You’ll have to let me know which it is so I can add it to my future airbnb list! x

  • Zara

    I was at that rugby game too! Was such a good atmosphere. A trip to Sweden sounds incredible! Cannot believe that we are into October already – this year is going too quickly! x
    http://www.misszarabelle.com

    • Ah so cool! Did you come down from St Andrews! The atmosphere was cool, we’ll definitely try to go again next year 🙂

  • The winter trip sounds exciting and lots of positive thoughts out to your PhD proposal. I hope everything works out well for you, and that your job gets less strenuous! 🙂

    Teesh ♥ Adventures of Cupcake Girl

    • Thanks a lot Teesh! Job is still intense but I’m trying to be better at spending my free time haha never ending battle!

  • Flat buying, haircuts, girls nights, travel plans — you had an awesome September! And YAYAYAYAY for your PhD proposal!!! Can’t wait to read more about that! Also, lol @ Twelfth Night getting butchered… XD

    • You’re back! Haven’t heard from you in ages 😀 oh the PhD proposal took a long time haha I still have to submit it and I keep thinking I’m not good enough, but I gotta push past self-doubt!