I was very excited about the next leg of my journey as I was going to be seeing friends (old and new), and family.
My first stop was Glasgow, the former home of a genius in the world of art and architecture, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. My two days were spent doing a little relaxing (and laundry), visiting art galleries (including falling asleep in one), hitting up charity stores in Byres Road for ball attire and meeting up with Chris (a language assistant I met in France) while listening to some live music. Glasgow was an unexpected treat!
Next was Edinburgh, I spent some time with Dom, another language assistant from France. As well as catching up with her, I did all he touristy stuff around the city including a couple of museums, the castle, viewed Holyroodhouse from the outside and a walk up to Holyrood Park for a lovely view of the city. I also found myself in the middle of a gay pride parade, surprisingly not the first time I’ve ended up in one unintentionally!
On to Yorkshire where I got to spend a couple of days with family and visit Harewood house (a stately home, the Queen’s cousin lives here). I also visited Luke (ANOTHER language assistant in Doncaster and we had a day trip to York where I stayed with Liz for a night.
This weekend I’ll be in Oxford for an event but since my posts have been getting long lately I’ll end this one here and fill you in next time.