Monday, Monday… I don’t know the words to that song, actually, but happy Monday nonetheless.   I hope you all had a great weekend!  My weekend was super eventful. I ate some nice food, traveled up to the Scottish Highlands, and oh yeah, said yes after my boyfriend asked me to marry him!

 

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Exciting stuff, huh?  Yeppers.  We spent the weekend at my future parent-in-laws’ house near Loch Ness, and it was really a wonderful time – you know, after the initial anxiety wore off.  Oh, yeah, did I mention it was our first time meeting?  Nerves.  However, the weekend was wonderful, and as it turns out the nicest man in the World also has the nicest folks; who knew?

Friday we left in the afternoon from Glasgow and couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful drive.  In some ways Scotland looks much like New England, but then you see the terrain and the hills and you can see how it’s very different.  I had to laugh, because I always take the beautiful parts of my neck of the woods for granted, and my fiance, Luke, feels the same about growing up in the Highlands of Scotland.  #Soulmates . We stopped at famous roadside attraction called The Green Welly Stop (so cute) for a toastie and a Cadbury hot chocolate.  Yumz!

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Saturday and Sunday we spent most of our time on long walks along Loch Ness in Fort Augustus as well as a trip to Inverness.   Northern Scotland is absolutely beautiful.  It is such a peaceful and mystical place – staring at Loch Ness almost places you in a trance.

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no local magicians were trying to blow ‘nessie’ out of the water.

Of course there was more eating…

Chips Ahoy! Cadbury

it’s cookie DOUGH inside, btw…

 

So, naturally, after a weekend of eating and touristy, romantic strolls I was happy to be able to fit in a run this morning.  Glasgow is a really lovely city; it’s full of culture and art and it has amazing parks.  We are located by Pollok Country Park, which literally feels like a C.S. Lewis story every time you enter it.  I’m not kidding, you go from city streets into fields with Highland Cattle, horses, beautiful flowers, and waterfalls.  I enjoyed a nice run this morning while taking in the amazingness of this magical city park.

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Pollok Country Park

so cute.

Pollok Country Park

...and a sky full of balloons.

…and a sky full of balloons.

Hope your weekend was great and that your Monday is treating you kindly (and going by fast.)

xoxo