Monday, February 18, 2013


Living London...and Scotland!

So my trip to the historic cities of London, England and was amazing.  One of the many things I can't seem to get over was the sheer history around every corner and the amazing beauty of the buildings! Here, we think a house built in the late 1800's or early 1900's is old.  There are buildings I visited in Scotland that were built in the 1200s!  Puts a whole new spin on old!

The Museums were beautiful and jaw-dropping in their sheer size and decor.  Don't worry, after taking a few hundred pictures I have photographic historical references for any historical story I write! In Edinburgh I visited the National Museum that had a special Viking Exhibit.  Nine pounds later,  and admonished to take no pictures ( I shed a tear...) I did my best to memorize the weight of the viking swords, the feel of their fabric for clothing, and the shape of their ships as they cut through the fierce sea.

And the food.  Who ever said food in England and Scotland wasn't that great had NEVER eaten at a pub.  Two words, Bangers, mash.  Yes.  You heard/read that correctly. BANGERS and MASH!  Grilled sausage over mashed potatoes with a sweet onion gravy...bliss.  Of course I'm a meat and potatoes kinda' girl, so that was my type of heaven.  That and a cider from sweden that was flavored with Strawberries and Limes....sigh...I miss that.  In Scotland I even tried haggis!  Yes. I am adventurous!  It was really delicious! If you don't know what haggis is, it's a traditional Scottish Dish served with Neeps (Mashed Turnips) and Tatties ( mashed potatoes).  Its a mix of mutton (older sheep) spices, blood,( didn't know that part till AFTER I ate it) and oatmeal stuffed inside a stomach and baked.  Thankfully, mine was sans the sheep stomach and was arranged beautifully next to a pile of steaming mashed potatoes and turnips.  Was really good!

On a side note, since I'm now back in the States and among the living now that my jet lag has subsided...the winners of the giveaway will be notified shortly! Thanks for your patience and I look forward to sharing more of my trip later on!!!

And if you haven't checked it out yet, here's the link to my newest release, " Living London"

Amazon, Living London

Nook Link

Here's a few pictures, I'll add more later!!
Just one of the many beautiful streets downtown London!

 These are STABLES on the side of Hyde park...lucky horses!

1 comment:

  1. I so agree with you about the history oozing from every corner when you're in London - or any European city, it seems. Our history is so short compared to other major cities. Glad you had a great time!