Life in Edinburgh

Things I’ve Learned

Though Scotland is an English speaking country, many words differ from American English. I’ve started making a list of ones I hear regularly and will continue to add to it as time goes on. Queue – line Jumper – sweater Trousers – pants Pants – underwear Knackered – tired Football aka “Footie” – soccer Flat …

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Life in Edinburgh Moving Abroad

Life Update

It’s been nearly three months since Simon and I moved abroad, so I thought I’d give a quick update on our new life! Many expat blogs have a post entitled “Expectation vs Reality.” This tends to be where they debunk all their grandiose visions of moving abroad and discuss the struggles they faced in the …

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Life in Edinburgh

Weather in Edinburgh

One of my biggest fears when moving to Scotland was the weather. Everyone talks about the endless grey, rainy days and the effect it can have on your mental health. I was expecting the worst and fully prepared to sit in front of a SAD lamp if necessary. Upon arrival, we had a week solid …

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Life in Edinburgh

Free Things to Do in Edinburgh

Since I haven’t been working, I’ve decided to explore all the FREE things Edinburgh has to offer. Not only is Edinburgh a beautiful, friendly city, but it’s very cultural as well. Nearly all the local museums are free and based off donations only. I’m going to be honest. I’m not typically a museum person. I …

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Life in Edinburgh

Stockbridge

I love living in a city! Everything is nearby, and there is always something to do! Since my job doesn’t start for a while, I’ve been spending my time exploring the local community and all the cute shops. Simon and I live in the part of town called Stockbridge. It’s in the New Town (though …

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Life in Edinburgh

The Flat

When we first walked into the flat, we were giddy with excitement. Not only were we finally in Edinburgh after all the months of planning and preparation, but we had landed ourselves the most quintessential European flat! It had all the character with the luxury of renovation. I’ll walk you through my favorite parts! The …

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Life in Edinburgh

How to Find a Job in Scotland

Finding a job is difficult, to say the least. Throw in living in another country, and it’s nearly impossible. Simon’s situation was unique. He used his connections and talent to find an amazing company that not only supported his moving overseas but was also able to wait four months for him to begin work. His …

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Rosie, the International Dog

“How has Rosie been handling all the change?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions from friends and family in regard to the move. The answer…Amazing! I’ve been thoroughly impressed at how she has adapted to her new life. She hated the journey. Every time we got on a new form of transportation, …

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The Grocery Store

One of the main things I was afraid of when coming to Scotland was the grocery store. I know it sounds silly because Scotland is an English speaking country, but I knew it would be different, and that made me nervous. I love to cook, so having the supplies I need to make a good …

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Getting Settled

The first few days were a bit of a blur. We had our flat, but there was nothing in it. Plus, there were about a million logistics we needed to figure out before Simon started work. Buying Essentials: We had ordered a mattress to be delivered the second day we were there. Only problem was …

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