Sunday, 25 January 2015

Happy Burns Night!

The birth place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.
-Robert Burns

Happy Burns Night!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Driving Scotland

If you ever wanted to drive in Scotland (and by "drive" I mean look at pictures.
And by "you" drive I mean Mark Anderson behind the wheel),
well, boy howdy you've come to the right place. 

I take a lot of pictures while here in Scotland. 
For one, I'm trying to be a better photographer, 
and for two, I'm a horrible photographer.

We tend to do a lot of adventuring and we do it in the car, because any other form of transportation with 4 kids tends to be pricey.
So most pictures were taken from within our vehicle.
Also, when the car stops the Anderson circus [children] think they all should abandon ship. And so we refrain from stopping the vehicle as much as possible to avoid an uprising by the natives.

Want to see what it would be like to drive in Scotland?
Our mode of transportation:
The French-made (don't get Mark started) Citroen C8, 
it's a "people carrier" and not a minivan.
And don't you forget it.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Christmas in Scotland

This post was meant for early December but alas December got in the way.
So like most Anderson things we're a leetle bit late.

While this is by no means all-inclusive, I thought I'd show y'all some of the unique (to us Americans) ways of Christmas in Scotland.

Things kicked off in November round these parts, 
although the city had the decorations on the light posts in October. 

So quit yer bellyaching about Christmas jumpin' the gun on Thanksgiving, 
they did it to Halloween here!

Also, please note Mark took this photo at 8:30 in the MORNING in December.