Our time in Scotland was spent mostly being cozy. Since Kyle was attending a two week intensive of brewing and distilling courses for his Master's degree, he was gone most of the time. Gigi and I spent a lot of time with Ryan and a lot of time on our own. A typical day started with a big cup of coffee and a late breakfast at one of the local cafes.
Some mornings we'd just stay in and have tea and oatmeal.
It was pretty rainy and grey most of the time so I would cozy up and read or journal while G took her morning nap.
After her morning nap we'd bundle up and head out into the city center for another coffee and lunch.
Other afternoons I'd bundle up with Gigi and we'd go for a walk around Leith which is where we were staying. I discovered the most beautiful cemetery that became part of our daily walk route.
Some days, if Kyle was getting done early, Gigi and I would hop on the bus and go meet him for a pint.
After some wandering, some people watching, or a museum stop, we'd head back to the apartment for afternoon nap time. In the evenings, we'd all go out for a bite. Sometimes it was just Ryan, G and I so we'd cook in or find a local spot to eat at.
Basically we read, spelt, napped, jumped in puddles, walked, ate, sipped, played and were cozy. It was definitely a stark contrast from sunny, active Sweden but it was lovely and quiet and we really appreciated our time there. Getting to spend three solid weeks with my twin brother meant the world to me.
We are home now and sufficiently recovered from the jet lag. Gigi slept through the night last night for the first time since we returned and we're feeling back on track today. The weather has been incredibly gorgeous. Kyle's folks were here over the weekend and they picked us up from the airport. It was so nice having them here to help us get settled back in. We have more friends coming to visit this weekend and our good friends are getting married on Saturday. A busy but wonderful way to reenter the day to day.