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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Life in Edinburgh

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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Life in Edinburgh

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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Life in Edinburgh

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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Moving Abroad

The Train to Edinburgh

The next morning, we woke up super early to catch our train to Edinburgh. With all of our bags to load in, we wanted to make sure we had plenty of time at the station to get situated before the mad rush. Throughout this whole journey, Uber XL has been our best friend. With the …

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Moving Abroad

The Day in London

When we arrived in London, Sam dropped us off at our hotel. We put our things away and went out for a walk (since we had been sitting in the car all day). We walked up to St.Paul’s and down to the Millenium Bridge, then walked along the Thames toward the Tower Bridge. Rosie was …

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Moving Abroad

The EuroTunnel

The next morning, Sam picked us up in his rental car. We had been worried about how the cases would fit in the car and for good reason. Even after having to leave one case at home, we still struggled to make it all work. It was definitely a game of suitcase Tetris! After a …

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Moving Abroad

(A Little Over) 24 Hours in Paris

We arrived in Paris at 7am in the morning (midnight our time) and were extremely jet lagged. Simon didn’t sleep the whole plane ride, and I only slept for an hour. Arriving to Customs, we were ready. I had Rosie’s paperwork out, and Simon was prepared to give the story as to why we were …

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