To my fainthearted readers: This is Angelina (you couldn’t have guessed that) and Suzie holding an intellectual conversation for your benefit. Enjoy.
Ang - greetings from Scotland. It is frigid here.
Suz - NO IT'S NOT!! It's just less than 20 degrees C!!! This is SUMMER to us!
Ang - BUT the wind blows right through you. I was wearing a scarf and mittens while others were SWIMMING! Crazy Scots. (Mind you I believe they may have been slightly intoxicated.)
Suz – Last night she was wearing pjs, a THICK, FLUFFY house coat AND an extra blanket in bed along with all the other bedding!!!! Whilst I was sweating with the heat!!
Ang - So obviously I am alive and well (although there has ceased to be feeling in my feet- I believe they have been temporarily rendered frost bitten). I landed in Scotland yesterday after over 12 hours in the air over two days. For some reason security was a non-issue and I wasn’t stopped even considering the 5 knifes packed away in my luggage. (The Brits are slipping.) My host family (I’ll christen them the ‘Mad Scots’ from this point forward) took me on a photographic journey today. No fear friends, in my few weeks here I will have more pictures than my entire time in Africa! Having a blast and would recommend the place to anyone. (I would also heartily recommend fish and chips, pavalova and irn-bru. I have yet to try haggis…… I will update you as to my ‘first impression’. (YUCK!)
Suz - Hey! Haggis is a great delicacy over here!! And I bet you’ll love it!
Ang – The ingredient list includes sheep's heart, liver and lungs, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally boiled in the animal's stomach for approximately an hour. Sounds appetizing eh?!