Thursday, April 26, 2007


be warned. I am a terrible video person

me driving

st andrews

Monday, April 23, 2007

Week 3 & 4

Week 3

visited linlithgow palace. Home to Mary Queen of Scots, who is revered here and they don't fancy Elizabeth the way we do in novels. The palace overlooks a lake. All of the castles and palaces have these really nice retired people working. I asked one question and he talked for about 14 min. Now I have all of this usless info..... where the name marmalade comes from, the meaning behind place/town names, how picnicing came about etc...

week 4
Since it was the free admission weekend I took advantage. Went to Cambell Castle in Dollar and the next day I went to St Andrew... the mecca of golf!! Sat was the first day of typical scotland rain. It was actually nice till it got too slick to hike. I then found an outlet mall!! So i bought some proper hiking shoes, pole, books, and another pair of shoes. It was great... will have to pop by again.

The tree blossom lane. Had to stop and take this pic. Couldn't resist.

St andrews. The sign states that it was 40 miles away...but it took 1.5 hours. But it was worth it. It is a combo of the golf mecca and university town. The vibe there was great. Even on a sunday afternoon... the town was happening. St andrews Univ is the poshish place to go... the likes of Price Harry and William. But I ran into alot of Americans.

I keep forgetting to book my flight to london for a mini-vacation. Maybe for May Day or shall i go somehwere warmer??? We will see. Nite!!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

week 2

Bongo player on street on Edinburgh

stirling castle from hwy...backside

kids playing golf

had a craving for mexican amd bought this.... nachos in a box... food of the americas

sunny day in endiburgh...

Monday, April 9, 2007

what is aga stove

I grabbed this from their website.

On a 4-Oven Aga there are two insulated covers. When closed, they’re just gently warm to the touch; nce opened both hotplates are instantly ready to cook.
The left-hand hotplate is the boiling plate. High heat means water can be boiled faster than most electric kettles. It is large enough to hold three average-sized saucepans at once.

The right-hand hotplate is the simmering plate. Again, this holds three average-sized saucepans and doubles as a griddle.

A 4-Oven Aga also has a square warming plate (without a lid), which is next to the boiling plate. This is a valuable general-purpose warm surface, which is ideal for keeping courses warm before they go to table or simply to keep the coffee pot warm during the day

The top right-hand oven is the roasting oven and is used for roasting, grilling and baking. This oven can take anything up to a 28lB /13kg bird.

The baking oven is on the bottom right hand side, this means there is an oven to suit all your cooking needs providing even greater flexibility for the busy family
The simmering oven is top left-hand side. This is where casseroles, meringues and vegetables – the list is almost endless – can be left to continue (even overnight) while you focus on other tasks.

The additional warming oven is bottom left-hand side. This oven keeps cooked food warm with no risk of it drying it out.

There is the opportunity to change the warming plate on the 4-Oven Aga at the time of order – you can choose either a two-burner gas hob or an electric ceramic hob which has two rapid-response elements.

The 4-Oven Aga is available in a choice of heat source to suit your needs. It can run on natural or propane gas, electricity (13-amp or night storage), or oil (Kerosene or Diesel).

scotland pics 1

this is the aga stove... always on. 2 burners adn 3 ovens. all diff temps

found me a man... lol

Endiburgh castle



Thursday, April 5, 2007

week one scotland

Week One Top Ten

1. can drive on opposite side... no prob
2. really hate roundabouts... traffice lites anyone??
3. weather... heat wave.... i am the curse... but lovin' it!
4. living in a converted barn older then ... well anything
5. my fav uk foods are loads cheaper
6. does anything stay open past 6? even the mall? in view of endiburgh, braveheart monument, and sterling castle 3 broke amer fast food rule and had KFC... they have BBQ sauce!! in the UK sporting nat'l training headquaters... great pubic facilities
10.was upgraded to first class... ohhhhhh ya baby!!!! it was fantastic!! Plus surrounded by southern gents who invited me to st andrews for easter brunch... just my luck

Plus.... and our stove... it is always on/hot with 3 ovens.... i think it is called olga...

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Just got off the plane and am trying to find my way in Scotland.... if not then London here I come.

I have travelled loads but this will be the first time for me to live overseas.

I know of a ton of couples who have done this... hopefully I can make it as singleton.