Day 364: Every time Granny waves goodbye from her window, Seeing Aunty Lorna & Callum’s new house, Catching up with Aunty Pauline and The Bungo…

July 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

granny's house
the bungo, glasgow
Alan, Grandad, Callum, Granny, Lorna, Krissa, Pauline
krissa & joy

Grateful today for Alan driving Joy and I to Granny’s house, and every time Granny waves good-bye from her window until your car drives out of sight. / Grateful to have finally seen Lorna and Callum’s new home =) Because it really is lovely! / The Bungo – perfect place for dinner, dessert aaaand one too many rounds of drinks. Thank you, Joy, for recommending and for rushing over after work =) Great seeing you again, as always! =) / Aunty Pauline, it’s 3.54 am and I’m tired, but I’m grateful for having another late night catch up and heart-to-heart with you in the wee hours of the morning. Thanks for always being so supportive. Much love to you all, – k. x

Day 363: Beautiful Scottish weather, Melancholia, Being back at Pauline & Alan’s, Bryan, Kris, Mally and Gill!

July 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

melancholia

melancholia

melancholia

melancholia

Who would’ve thought Scotland would have better weather than England! But there you go… Grateful for the opportunity to walk around Edinburgh this afternoon, soak up a bit of sun and feel the buzz of a regular afternoon on George St. / Bryan, thank you so much for your time today. Definitely worth it! / Gill, lovely to meet you, and Mally and Kris… and everyone else =) I have every faith… / Melancholia – artistically, intelligently, I appreciate your brilliance and I commend you on your success. I wasn’t really expecting an apocalyptic film (that’s two now this week + 3 planetary coincidences, recent dreams included!) but for what it was, I can’t fault it. And judging by the reviews, neither can the critics! / Aunty Pauline, Alan – it’s good to be back =) x

 

Day 362: St Vincent Street, Edinburgh, Survey Monkey, Instagram, The Ritz Hotel and my trip to Jupiter!

July 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Satisfying my travel bug!

The view I always look forward to when I know I'm going somewhere...

St Stephen's church, Edinburgh

Home sweet home... for tonight!

The Ritz Hotel, Edinburgh

The Ritz Hotel, Edinburgh

The Ritz Hotel, Edinburgh

The Ritz Hotel, Edinburgh

Settling in...

The Ritz Hotel, Edinburgh

The Ritz Hotel, Edinburgh

The Ritz Hotel, Edinburgh

The Ritz Hotel, Edinburgh

The Ritz Hotel, Edinburgh

surveymonkey logo

St Vincent Street, hello! Grateful to have arrived safely! / Edinburgh… you got a nice feel about you. Tomorrow, we can play. But today, I must focus. This empire ain’t gonna build itself! =p / Today I am grateful for Instagram. I’m grateful for Instagram because Instagram makes an already awesome day look that. much. cooler! =) / Oh hello quirky little Scottish hotel that couldn’t possibly get any more Scottish! Lol. The Ritz sure is one of a kind! =p I could get used to this… / Today I’m grateful for Survey Monkey. I mean, we spent enough time together this afternoon! =/ =p But, to be fair. It could have been worse. This is actually a great app… / Had the most amazing dream last night. Had only 3 hrs sleep but in that time I was up in the stars, staring at Jupiter… ๐Ÿ™‚ Felt like home.

jupiter

This was the closest picture I could find…

Day 330: Dalai Lama Day 2, Camembert cheese and Our super long train ride home…

June 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

kat at manchester arena

dalai lama uk visit 2012

kat in "mills hills"

camembert_cheese

branding process

Sometimes the best answers are the most simple. And every now and again, it’s good to be reminded of that. Today I saw the Dalai Lama gave his second talk on “Real Change Happens in the Heart”. When asked if he could please pray for Britain and a better future for our youth, he said something along the lines of: “We pray. For many centuries, many Dalai Lamas pray. But prayer no use if you don’t act. If you don’t act, prayer is just words! It’s nothing!” And when asked how we can save the planet and make it a better and more sustainable place to live, good ol’ Dalai Lama summed it up in two very precise words: “Common. Sense.” – I’m grateful today because so many times over the last year, I’ve had the strangest luck and fortune of having what I am inclined to call ‘guardian angels’ or ‘gurus’ or teachers, mentors and light workers just walk in and out of my life. They come and go, imparting on me their knowledge, some insight, some words of advice… sometimes even a glimpse at the future and very rarely are they wrong. In fact, to be completely honest, I have yet to prove any one of them wrong. My Dalai Lama experience this weekend wasn’t even the best experience I’ve had – it certainly wasn’t the most personal and life-changing one I’ve had – but what I do appreciate about today (and yesterday) is that when you find yourself sitting in a massive arena, with thousands of other people sitting on the edge of their seats, craning their necks and stretching out their ears to soak up every bit of advice, guidance, enlightenment or prophecy they think someone like the Dalai Lama might be able to give them, you have to smile… because at least they are trying. At least, we all are trying. =) / PS – I am also grateful for the moment the Dalai Lama decided to tickle his technician’s armpit… What a legend! / Camembert cheese… YUM! / I don’t want to say I am grateful for the super long train ride home because of the reasons it happened, but I am grateful for the unexpected opportunity it gave me to finish off some very important things that needed to get done… Did someone say #futureplanning? =p x

Day 329: Dalai Lama Day 1, Seeing Mel, The Fitzhughs and Manchester!

June 16, 2012 § 2 Comments

krissa giving tye a belly massage!

krissa giving tye a belly massage!

jo at the station!

jo at the station!

girl on the platform smile

snakes on a train

jo homesick already!

dalai lama and russel brand

krissa and mel

kat teddy

i heart manchester

manchester tram

… yes… I am STILL playing with them today!!! PS – perhaps you can appreciate how MASSIVE Tye is by looking at these pictures. HE IS AS BIG AS ME!!! / Manchester, I love you! You remind me of San Francisco =) Must be the trams… /ย Never thought I would see this moment… ie the moment 1) Russel Brand and the Dalai Lama would be standing next to each other on stage and 2) the moment the Dalai Lama decides to have a play with Russel’s beard… ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was a special moment. haha… Grateful ๐Ÿ˜‰ / Mel, lovely to see you as always! Thanks for the drink! My love to you both and hope to see you when you’re next down in London! Hugs x / Today, I got to hang out with these kiddos. SO cute. – thanks for picking me up at the station =) / Mrs Fitzhugh, thank you so much for dinner. It was delicious! And thanks for having me over. Your house is amazing! =) x

Day 328: Last minute road trips, Mixed tapes, Meeting Jo’s doggies and Anne!

June 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

road trip music

road trip playlist

krissa with cole and tye

krissa with cole, jasper and tye

krissa with tye

krissa with tye and cole

krissa with tye and cole

love

curious anne

curious anne

SO glad we got that report done on time before the weekend! Road trip time! / Thank you Jo for offering to give me a lift and inviting me to your momma’s house =) Here’s to another epic playlist that we can look back on one day! =) / These dogs… are one of the sweetest, most intuitive dogs I’ve ever met. Soooo happy! =) The simple things… Always the simple things… / Emmm… let’s just say I’m glad Anne calmed down and didn’t manage to slither out of her cage tonight! x

Day 293: Friday night chillin’ on my roof, Booking my flights back to NYC, Late night trips to Ikea with Kat and Getting us home, safe!

May 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

friday evening view from my roof

manhattan

ikea

ikea

oh there you are!

Grateful for the amazing weather this evening, and for being able to take my beanbag out onto the roof to capture and soak up this view =) / Grateful for all the traveling I have done this year, and all the miles I have accrued. Because today, I just got me a virtually free flight to New York City. This Christmas is gonna be a good one. I. cannot. wait. =D / Grateful for all our new lamps and mirrors and throws from Ikea. Our home, it just gets better and better =) / Tonight, I was reminded yet again to always, always, follow my gut. Let’s just say I am extremely grateful for the moment I pulled up in front of our house and finally announced ‘We are home!’. Lights, camera, action.

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