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life lately: the highlands and edinburgh in winter

I went home to Scotland in December for a whole, glorious three weeks. It’s been years since I spent so long there; I think since 2013! The best thing about going home for Christmas is that, even if only for a couple of days, nearly everyone is back in the Highlands. Since we’re a scattered bunch (I’m currently the furthest away, but we stretched as far as New Zealand at one point) it is one heck of a feat getting everyone in the same room. My old friend group and I managed to reunite for the one evening we all had in common in The Black Isle Brewery bar (whole heartedly recommended if you find yourself at a loose end for an evening in Inverness) and, for the best part of 8 hours, gossiped, caught up on everyone’s life changes while playing several aggressive rounds of Bananagrams.

 

There were days of hillwalking, others of intensive sale shopping (a mustard yellow trenchcoat and a tweed skirt, thanks for asking) and days of zero photos but lots of happy memories. All my photos come from one day in Edinburgh, when I climbed the Walter Scott Monument for the first time with my best friend. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves: Edinburgh is photogenic enough for that.

This used to just sell coffee; it’s an interesting choice in diversification…

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