Left a Piece of my Heart in Scotland - Part 3
What a difficult week - I've never felt this way for such a long period of time within the past 3 years of working. But I blame the Christmas break - I made it pretty clear to everyone I spoke to this week that I had an amazing break and that I didn't want to leave Edinburgh. So before my bad memory comes knocking on my door, I'll continue with Part 3.
Day 11 - 27th DecTook the train and went to Glasgow to see Kak Bebe, Abg Nasa, Alia and Asyraf. I had promised Kak Bebe that I'd go see them if I go up to Scotland and I'm so glad I did. It's so weird how we were never close because obviously, she's always been a lot older than me. But when you hit a certain age, it just becomes a number and I feel like that was what has happened. We managed to connect and it feels amazing knowing that you have family around - despite the fact that I've never really spoken to her properly before this. It felt like I was at home.
Arriving back at Haymarket, Don and Meriam were also there so we took an Uber back to Basel's. I can't remember the rest of the evening, but we probably had dinner and then played some games on the PS5 or switch. Guys, this is exactly why I record everything... because I can't bloody remember without a photo or a video... or did we watch a movie?
Day 12 - 28th Dec
Remember back on the 18th Dec, I wasn't able to see North Berwick properly because of the fog? So we decided to go back to North Berwick but with Don and Meriam this time. It's like everything just came together if you think about it. This time around, we walked all around North Berwick. Our first proper view of it was from Elcho Green and it was so beautiful. Everything's about this trip was beautiful, if you haven't noticed. It was windy from what I remembered, but we saw a lot of people taking their dogs out on a walk and kids running about. If only I lived there then that could be me every day.
We then walked up to the Lodge Grounds just to see the sea from higher up. Side note, when I visit North Berwick again, I'll climb the North Berwick Law... if the sun is shining. There wasn't much to see from the Lodge Grounds so we headed towards the beach where I arrogantly wanted to see the tidal pool up close despite being told that there isn't much to see. He was right.
We walked around the old pier area where we found some rocks to climb and sit on to fully immerse ourself in nature. You don't get it everyday and it was cool to be up there just looking at people sailing, the waves crashing onto the rocks, and thinking how as much as you'd want to jump into the water, you'd probably die because the waves will smash you onto the rocks. Things like that basically. But what was incredible was seeing how different the coastline looks depending on how the sun reflects on it and when it's covered by the clouds. It's one of those things you need to see for yourself. We had fish and chips at the centre before heading back to Edinburgh.
Again, I can't remember what we did in the evening because I don't have any photos or videos to refer to but it was probably the same as the previous day. We might have watched a movie.
Day 13 - 29th Dec