Edinburgh Scotland Grassmarket

I just woke up from a 10 hour sleep coma after traveling around the UK for 12 days. It was beautiful, fun, and exhausting.

I went with my mother-in-law (but for all purposes lets just say Mom because she is that fabulous) to England and Scotland. The first stop on our itinerary was Blackpool, England to visit my sister Madeline. She is a professional figure skater stationed in a show out there called Hot Ice. The show was amazing! Very talented performers, beautiful costumes, and awesome music. Everyday we would wake up and get a cappuccino (obviously), have lunch in a nearby town like St. Annes or Lytham, see a show, and do something at night.

After a week we parted ways and took a train up to Edinburgh, Scotland. OH MY GOSH it has now become one of my favorite cities. If you haven’t been, imagine a Harry Potter set and you have Edinburgh. Every building is drowned in detail and is a mix of both old and modern.

I still cannot believe that I am home right now writing this blog post. Those 12 days flew by! In summary, I:
– Saw a fantastic ice show
– Tasted English coffee
– Went to a tea party
– Ate amazing food
– Went to a Drag Show… yep
– Visited Scotland
Tasted Scottish whisky
– Heard live music
– Shopped for Scottish cashmere (seriously the best quality I’ve felt)
– Heard live bagpipes 
– Went on a ghost hunt…. I’m still scared
– Climbed Arthur’s Seat
– Saw Edinburgh castle
– Visited the Queen’s palace and Holyrood
– Walked forever…
– And ever…
– Really… I did a lot of walking
– Had drinks served by a mixologist
– Visited the Botanical Gardens

It was such a good trip – but nothing beats home. I was so excited to reunite with my amazing husband (the longest I haven’t seen him since we’ve been married is 4 days) and collapse in my super soft and comfortable bed.

I’ll leave you with some of the pictures I took while on my trip. If you ever get a chance, I would definitely recommend Scotland!

Happy Saturday!

Coffee in Lytham Fringe Fest Ediburgh live musicEdinburgh CastleClimbing Arthurs Seat Edinburgh