Finding Fairy tales in East Lothian

With a plan to find the beauty in Edinburgh and its surroundings, I was pleasantly surprised when East Lothian was not only pretty but magical too. I realised rather quickly with my wild imagination that I was finding parts to a crazy fairy tale.

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Learning to love home

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved getting away from home. Even as a child, I would spend my holidays in the countryside or head to my grans. Once, I got a little older and could venture out on my own – I’d spend my time wanderlusting and planning trips that may or may not happen. However, in the last couple of months, I’ve started to realise that my own country is pretty awesome too. You could say I’m learning to love home.

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Glen Lyon, Scotland

 

If you don’t know me very well, you might not know that I’m a little obsessed by magic. Not the kind of magic that the magician pulls out the rabbit from the hat or cuts his poor assistant in half. Magic as in fairies. I’ve always believed in fairies and when you visit places like Glen Lyon in Scotland, it’s pretty easy to see why…

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Jedburgh, Scotland

Despite hating scary films and being scared, I love anything with history especially if i think its haunted. It’s embarrassing how many times I’ve done the vaults tour in Edinburgh. I’m fascinated by the afterlife and who wandered before us?  After researching Scottish historical sites, I was brought to the attention of Jedburgh.

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The Hairy Coo Tour

The Hairy Coo Tour

Back in August, I realised that despite being Scottish – I had never seen a highland cow. Some people believe me, some people don’t but either way I couldn’t remember it! 

I decided to look up where was the closest place to go from Edinburgh to see the friendly giants and came across ‘The Hairy Coo Tour’. I don’t drive so decided going on a tour may be the answer! 

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Samye Ling

Samye Ling, Scotland

Samye Ling is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and centre for world health and peace. Surrounded by nothing but nature in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway.  You couldn’t ask for a more peaceful retreat.

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Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland

To go to Jupiter Artland is really like walking around wonderland. It is weird and wonderful and you only have a week left to check it out! 

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