In two days time Scotland will vote in the Independence Referendum. I am an English born Australian native so my opinion as to what I feel Scotland should do is probably not worth anything, but I cannot imaging it being a completely separate country. I just wish whatever happens, it is for the best of the country and the majority its people.
I was born in England, near London. All my family are from near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. People from this part of England are called Geordies. That is what my family are; Geordies.
Just over the border is a wonderful part of the world. I have lived in Scotland many years ago. I met a Scot here in Australia and moved to Aberdeen to live with him…. It was a disaster! However, i did grow to love the country itself very much.
I went back to Scotland for Xmas last year. I arrived on Christmas Day, just in time for lunch! I only had about 10 days, but it was a most wonderful time. I stayed with a very dear friend of mine, Robin, on the west coast and he and I drove from Kilmarnock and up to a tiny village called Kilmartin, via Loch Lomond. We had a drive to Oban also, and although it was cold a wet, it was truly picturesque and Scottish!
I had some time in and around Glasgow and Kilmarnock just relaxing and then off to the east coast and to the St Andrews area. I had a lovely couple of days drinking bubbles and talking with a girlfriend I used to work with in Sydney in the very late 1980’s early 90’s.
I travelled to London on the 2nd January and met up with a girlfriend and we had a lovely drive around southwest England; Oxford, Bath and London. Managed not to annoy my travelling companion too much with wanting to take lots of photos…. I think anyway!! hahaha!
All in all, it was a lovely part of my #TheBig50 holiday…. and of course I finished it in Iceland… See my Iceland post HERE