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2015 July – The Open (The ‘British Open’)

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In December we purchased tickets to The 144th Open Championship in St. Andrews, north of Edinburgh, south of Aberdeen. Those who follow golf know that this year’s event was a history-making one in that rain on Friday delayed several players’ … More…

2015 July – Tour de Scotland – Just the Pix

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As mentioned in my introduction to our tour of Scotland, we took many pictures. Scotland is a photographer’s dream. Our pictures were taken as quick adhoc shots from our used and abused iphones. Imagine what a professional photographer with a … More…

2015 June – Fun around town and end of school year festivities


The end of June had us meeting a milestone: the completion of a second school term. The final weeks were busy with school end-of-year events, House activities, and collections from the Lost and Found – which in Scotland includes several misplaced … More…

2015 May – Local Life and Detailed Schedules


Two survival tips for living in Edinburgh: Keep your eyes down when walking about town – People let their dogs poop all over the sidewalks. We do not understand why and there are city campaigns urging people to discontinue this … More…

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First Weeks Abroad


“Excuse me, …I believe you have my stapler…..” If you recall the ‘red stapler’ guy in the movie Office Space–the employee who was repeatedly demoted to a poorer and poorer workspace, from cubicle, to shared space, and eventually to a … More…