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 been looking forward to this moment since I started #48walks in January, and now it is here.
Am I ready?
Here are few links for your weekend!
Highlight of my week: Being mentioned as one of 10 international Instagrammers to follow over at Yes and Yes.
Kate, faithfully blogging her walks and making me smile!
I’ve watched this accent tour of the British Isles like 12 times.
Oh the helpfulness of this guide to family friendly hostels in Europe!
I’m always curious about why people choose the names they do for their social media handles, so I love it when someone shares their back story.
Related: A Guide to Naming Things.
Last week I dropped in on a few rounds of the World Championships of Irish Dancing that were happening in Killarney and I spent hours later asking Google things like “What’s with the wigs?” and “Are you supposed to smile when Irish dancing?” At some point, I happened on this fun take on some of the quirks of this particular niche.
I need to print out this list of things happy people say every day and hang it on my mirror.
In awe of this tech gal who taught herself app development (and makes me feel like we should all be homeschooling).
A great guide to places to stay as a solo traveler in over 50 countries.
Now that we don’t have one anymore, I love finding confirmation that owning a home is not all it’s cracked up to be.
While on holiday I read like three novels (the decadence!): finally read Gone Girl, and if that didn’t creep me out enough, I also bit my fingernails through The Secret History. So creepy in a Cannot Look Away kind of way and just gorgeous writing! Also finished Magnus. It was beautifully dark and poetic Scotland and probably way too smart for me.
This week I started Iain Banks’ A Song of Stone, which has me all gripped from the first pages and I will totally finish it even though it’s going to make me depressed. (Glutton for misery, y’all).
It has rained all week and is supposed to rain all weekend here in Aberdeen, so feel free to send along your reading suggestions. Reading + Soup = Our Weekend.
Hope yours is grand!