I love Scotland
I love the views, the hills, the greenery, the beauty, the accents and the people.
I try to love the weather but there are just some challenges too great - it's August and it's been p**ing with rain for days now! Scotland generally has it's summer between April and May so by the end of August I've completely forgotten what it was like. I currently live 5 hours from where I was originally brought up where summer happened July/August time. In 10 years of living in Scotland I have yet to figure out or get used to this change of timing.
The hills - my wonderful other half (lets call him O) is from Scotland, from a little island with enormous hills where the wind is constantly blowing but boy is it stunning, in that spectacular awe inspiring way that only dramatic landscapes manage to achieve. I love his little island and although we visit often - I don't think I could ever live there, just too small and too far away for me. I'd love to be able to climb the hills and see the view from the top but that is the subject of another post.
The accents - I have a confession to make (I'm going to offend people and I'm sorry) I have a Yorkshire accent and it makes me cringe! I won't be having a wedding dvd as I'd have to watch it with the sound off, I can't stand the sound of my own voice - I'm telling you that isn't the way I sound in my head! I do however love Scottish accents, the variety is vast.
The people - My friends are all here, my wonderful fella is here - why would I leave.