Tag: OMG England

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

I usually don’t like the term ‘guilty pleasures.’ I think if you enjoy something, you shouldn’t feel ashamed. Yet I feel a hint of shame whenever I think of the items on this list. These movies are so bad. Every time I hear someone mention hating one of them, I bow my head and quietly …

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Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall

In 123 AD, the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of a vast wall across the frontier of Roman Britain. It’s purpose was to keep the Romans separated from the barbarians, since the Romans were having trouble conquering what remained of the British isle. The wall Hadrian’s soldiers built spanned 73 miles, from Bowness-on-Solway to …

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Heavy Metal History

Heavy Metal History

I’ve written a lot about how music inspires me. I listen to it while I’m writing, planning, and even editing. The right playlist helps set the tone for creative work. But outside that, it also inspired me to read several classic novels. To the long list of things music (especially heavy metal) has inspired me …

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A Truly Impressive View

A Truly Impressive View

It may sound strange, but one of my favourite parts of our trip to Scotland was our drive across the country. There are some truly impressive landscapes in Scotland and I’m not sure I can do justice to them with words. A picture really is worth a thousand. After our trip to Dunnotar Castle, we …

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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

(Better late than never?) I was nominated by the fabulous A.R. Rivera. Unfortunately my blog has been on autopilot while I prepared for the Crossroads of Frozen Eternity release. But no matter. I’m here now and ready to go. *cracks knuckles* Step 1: Post 11 random facts about yourself 1. My husband and I had …

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Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle

We didn’t have much time on our first trip to Scotland so we had to prioritize the sites we wanted to see. We all agreed it wouldn’t be a trip to Scotland if we didn’t see castles. We skipped the more touristy ones in favour of Dunnotar and Urquhart. The tourist center at Urquhart castle …

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Spring Waffles

Spring Waffles

It’s hard to believe how fast the year has gone; it’s already time for spring break! This year, a very good friend of mine is making the journey north to admire our beautiful mountains, eat our fabulous poutine, and make use of our nifty guest room. So I will be AFK for the next two …

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Dunnotar Castle

Dunnotar Castle

Of all the things we saw while we were in the UK, Dunnotar Castle has to be my favourite. Don’t get me wrong; Stonehenge was beyond amazing, and something I’d longed to see most of my life. But never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined visiting a place like Dunnotar Castle (perhaps partly …

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Stuff and Things

Stuff and Things

I’ve written at length about the amazing adventure my husband and I embarked upon a year and a half ago when he accepted a job in the UK. I don’t think either of us believed it would actually happen when he received the email invitation. But it did and, amazing as it was, I’d be …

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The History of Scotland

The History of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland has a unique wing dedicated to the complete history of Scotland. It spans about five floors, moving up a tower from the base of the museum to the top. Many museums present the history of a location with the layout of their exhibits, but none quite so thoroughly as the …

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