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In The Pipeline

In The Pipeline

Happy Weekend Friends! Last week basically looked like this: Rain + Depressed. I did manage to pull out of my funk to go for a walk and make a video though. So that was fun. I also finished a series for Arkansas Women Bloggers about storyLiving that I’m super proud of. Part 1. Part 2. …

In The PIpeline, Daily Walk, Aberdeen

In The Pipeline

Do tell me friend, how many cups of tea have you had this week? I can promise you, whatever the number, I’ve had more. Seriously, Rainy Weather + Shorter Days + NaNoWriMo = Drinking Tea All Day Long. I am banging my head against the wall computer, trying to get my word count done each …

Sarabeth and Alison in Meteora, Greece, Finding the Universe Photo by Laurence Norah

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photo by Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe Hi friends! Hope you’re having SUCH a lovely weekend. I got home from Greece on Wednesday and have been editing photos + loving on my family ever since. We had friends over for Halloween and cooked sausages + marshmallows in the back garden. Then I popped out …

Autumn i n Aberdeen, In The Pipeline

In The Pipeline

Happy Fall, Y’all! I’m currently taking a break from Scotland’s gorgeous autumn (and crazy winds!) to attend a conference in Athens. But let’s be honest, the conference is just an excuse for my friend Sarabeth and I to perfect our rendition of Dancing Queen, because the very little I know about Greece is from movies …

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland, In the Pipeline

In The Pipeline

Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye Happy Weekend friends! We got back yesterday from our first visit to the Isle of Skye! We camped for three nights in the middle of a field and spent our days wandering around + falling in love with the wild west coast of Scotland. The sunshine on the …

In The Pipeline

How’s your week been y’all? Mine has been about catching up on life here in Aberdeen + taking care of sick kiddos. Today is the start of our Tattie Holidays, the two weeks where everyone used to get out of school to help their families bring in the potato harvest but now is just pure …

the end, fellow pilgrims, coast to coast

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Happy Weekend friends! I’m getting settled back in from my epic walk across England. I plan to start sharing stories next week, one per week for the next eight weeks or so. Lots of changes are coming to this website in 2015, one of them being that I plan to use Google+ more for photo …

Under the Pyramid

In The Pipeline: Paris Planning Round Up

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Aberdeen Beach, Jump, Scotland, In The Pipeline

In The Pipeline

I have to say, even with the rain, it’s been lovely to be back in Aberdeen, especially now that we have a week of school under our belts. Catching up with friends, being back at our church and returning to the rhythm of daily writing without constant interruption has been wonderful. Also every time I …

Aberdeen, Scotland, In The Pipeline

In The Pipeline + One Year In Scotland

Y’all this week we mark a year of being in Scotland. I have some fun “retrospective” posts coming up next week because I think it’s important to remember the good and the bad from our first year here. I was just reading my first post from our new home town and it seems like yesterday …

St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way 20/48 {Scotland + England}

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Paris, Eiffel Tower

In The Pipeline

How has your week been? Are you loving some summertime?? Me too! I took the train home from London on Monday and have been playing catch up ever since. I grounded myself from the internet this week to finish an enormous amount of writing + laundry, so I just have a few links this week, …

In The Pipeline

In The Pipeline

This week has been all joy as I have gotten to show my precious friend, Sarabeth and her daughter, Elizabeth, some of my favorite parts of Aberdeenshire. Today we are celebrating Sarabeth’s birthday with a trip to a castle followed by fish and chips by the sea! We have a few more days in Scotland …

Showing off the Shire, Happy, North Sea, Balmedie, Scotland

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Hello friends! What have you been up to? This week I flew home from Mauritius, had dear friends visit, went to see One Direction with my daughter, sent my husband off to Kenya and cut six inches off my dreadlocks. Also, as of this morning, my computer and I are back together! You can’t even …

Mauritius

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How’s your week been? I spent the day timing hurdles at Sports Day (aka Field Day in the US). It was first time I can remember ever wearing Uggs, a scarf and mittens on Field Day. But I kept having to take my gloves off to push the timing button. I’ve been home now for …

#48walks, Collieston, Scotland, North Sea

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Happy Friday, friends! How has your week been? Mine has been full of writing and photo editing from my walk along St Cuthbert’s Way. In fact Macs Adventure has compiled some of the social media from the week on their site already. Super fun! This weekend I am going to try to get up one …

St Cuthbert's Way

In The Pipeline: Big Walk This Week!

How’s your week been? Mine has been catch up from being gone and prep to leave soon on my first long walk! My sister and I head out next week to walk St Cuthbert’s Way with Macs Adventure. It is sixty miles of Scottish + English countryside because it’s right on the border. I have …

Ireland, Green, Donegal

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We had a great week in North Yorkshire and now we’re off to Ireland. We have lists full of wonderful recommendations for our trip to Killarney! Also, I have already been reminded of how wonderful Irish hospitality is by our house hosts. When they heard how late we will be arriving, they offered to have …

In The Pipeline, Taido and Alison Chino, Scotland

In The Pipeline

Taido and I have taken turns playing tour guide this week, and on Friday we teamed up for our friend’s last day in town and went to a local castle. This photo captures what the weather has been like all week. Mist + Rain + More Rain. I went to my first European football game …

Aberdeenshire Walk, Shire, Noth o' Tap, #48walks

In The Pipeline: Walking Announcement

Y’all! I am beyond excited to announce that I am going to be going on a couple of long walks times this year with Macs Adventure. In a few weeks I am going to walk St Cuthbert’s Way in Scotland with my sister! And then in September, Lord willing, I am going to walk the …