Adventures in Scotland

Since I left my uncle Pat in Kilmarnock, I stayed in a hostel in Edinburgh. I think my uncle needed some time by himself. It did hurt to leave early but it was the best thing to do. I went to a hostel for the first time by myself. It was scary. It turned out to be a really nice hostel with really nice people. I met a woman named Becky. I think she took care of me in a way. She always had food for me and was always up for a chat. For her breakfast and dinner together were her favourite times of the day. It was a special connection. She is also really funny. We played pool and I taught her how to play it and two other girls joined. I got to spend time with them during the day too. It was nice to be able to spend time with people more around my age. Who knows, after this I might visit a hostel by myself again.

After the hostel in Edinburgh, what a beautiful city, I got to spend time with a really good friend. I have known him for 10 years now and we know we will be friends until we die. We just love each other and we go really well together. It is nice to have him over. We are staying in Glasgow at the moment. We have also visited Dunure. This is the place where I scattered the ashes of my dad with my moms. It was really special to be able to visit this place again. There is a wee castle and beautiful rocks. It is pretty remote. We enjoyed our time there together. Took plenty of photos and I took some shells and a rock with me. I saw a few flowers bundled up together suggesting that other people were being remembered there too. It’s a beautiful place.

We’ve also visited Stirling and enjoyed our time in a church and a graveyard. A bit random maybe but it was interesting. We talked about death, politics and religion. Other times we talk about love or friendship. We also got the chance to sit in a beautiful cafe that looked like a cave and had homemade rhubarb lemonade. Lovely. Just lovely. After that we accidentally got the train to Edinburgh and I decided I hád to see Becky. My friend wasn’t really up for it but it was close by and we didn’t stay long. He actually felt energized after seeing her. So that’s really good. Of course, she had a little meal for us ready and we had a good chat and a good laugh.

We’ve also been out to the club which was something my friend was really longing to do. I was quite tired but I found myself wanting to go and also wanting it for him. It was a really good night out and nice to be so comfortable around each other and dance like nobody’s watching. We walked back to the Airbnb which was a shorter walk than we thought. My friend, who was a bit tipsy, told me how much he loved me while we walked home. It was a good walk home.

And tomorrow I’ll finally actually be home. Only for a week. But home. I’m longing for it. After that week it’s one more month in London and then I’m really finally back home.

Encourage me in my adventures and I wish you the same too! Until next time! x

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