So, it’s August.
You know what that means.
We are moving to Scotland this month.
Whenever I talk to anyone, they are all, Oh My Goodness, You Must Be So Busy Right Now, which makes me feel a little ridiculous about all the time I have spent lying in the floor of my empty house trying to choose between eating the rest of the ice cream out of the freezer and checking my phone for the gazillionth time to see if Househunters International has called.
Anyway, one way or another, we will be on a plane before we know it, purchasing trousers and finding out which houses the kids are in at school. Just like Harry Potter, yo.
Crombie, Don, Dunbar, Meston and Skene are the choices.
Please let them be Crombies!
A few things that happened this week:
We ate lots of cheese. Taido preached one last time. We cleared out the house. Many of our well loved treasures found new homes, like our table! I made a guest appearance on Jolly Goode Gal (Jerusalem Greer).
We had a farewell service at church that I will forever treasure in the deepest places of my heart. The event was so beautiful that I don’t know if I will ever be able to capture it in writing. A surprise bagpipe player closed the service with Amazing Grace. Dear goodness, it made us smile.
Scotland Themed Links!
I have been reading travel blogs like crazy to prepare for our move, and here are a few of the fun bits about places in Scotland that I have bookmarked for future Chino Family Excursions!
Isle of Skye from True Nomads
Orkney Islands from Chevrons & Eclairs
Loch Lomond from Emma’s Travel Tales
Edinburgh for Hogmanay (New Year’s) from Fevered Mutterings. Incidentally, I read this post last January while we were still waiting to see if we would be moving to Scotland. I started following Mike Sowden’s Fevered Mutterings back then, and it has continued to be one of my favorite travel blogs. Such. Great. Stories.
I hope you have the best weekend ever! Show some love to somebody and eat some summer salads!