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29 August 2015

The New Flat

We're finally in to our home for the foreseeable future! We're exhausted from days and days of walking marathons all over the city, so we're tucking in and enjoying our new pad. Stan made us our first meal (lentil and spinach soup - to die for) and we sat and sat while enjoying it. Neither one of us wanted to get up, we were so happy right there.
And the light was amazing. Watching it climb up the sides of the buildings was a spectacular show. And the windows are so tall, we see so much sky! One of the views we're most excited about is our long view towards Broughton Street.
We slept like coma patients on our first night. Here is the morning view (taken later in the day).
Any my new office. (Don't expect it to look this neat for long.)
And Stan's new office with the 'welcome to your new home' bouquet we purchased at the most picturesque florist in the world - which happens to be at the end of our street, Narcissus.
But back to the views and the light... Because truly, watching the light do it's tricks in Edinburgh is absolutely stunning. Here's some eye-candy from the other evening, walking home from the Book Festival where we had drinks with David Almond and his family. This is Calton Hill, which is near our new flat, but which we have yet to explore.
What I love about this city is nobody takes it for granted, even the locals. This will be one of the main bridges I cross everyday to get to class.
When we got to the other side after taking this picture, a group of people had stopped, tourists and locals alike, all with their cameras raised. Why? This is why.
The sun had turned the city and the sky to gold. My photo doesn't do it justice. And no, we haven't tried the Ferris Wheel yet, but we will!
     Back to the flat... We're going through those little things you do when you're settling into a new home. Buying essentials, finding homes for things, writing lists of what we need, and trying to figure stuff out. Like this, for instance.
I couldn't for the life of me figure out what it was for, I just knew it had something to do with the clothes drying rack. After much debate on Facebook, it has been determined to be a stockings dryer - tuck the toes/legs through the holes and let the panty side hang down to dry. (Thanks, Lisa Jacobi!) So there!
     More soon!

3 comments :

Adriennefoley66 said...

Very cool! Excited to follow your journey!

DianeRoberts,com said...

Elizabeth, I am loving your journey. I don't know exactly why you are there or if I did know, my mind has blocked it out. You're in school, I know, but is your husband working over there, also? What about kids. You don't mention any. If you do have them, are they now in school. I know you're busy, busy, but I would so love to know how you landed in Scotland on this wonderful adventure.

Thanks, Diane Roberts.
Draccoon@aol.com

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Thanks Adrienne! Hugs, e

Diane - I'm going to the University of Edinburgh to pursue an MFA in Illustration. Stan will be doing his business consultancy here (he's a finance executive). And no, we don't have kids, which is part of why we are able to do this! Thanks for your interest! :) e

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