Sunday, April 27, 2008

Scotland I'm going to miss you

Last night, while chillaxin' (hint: use this word if you wanna be seen to be 'down' with the kids) in the living room with the family, I looked out the window and was struck by the beauty of the sunset. It's really not often that we see a cloudless sky in Scotland, but we do get beautiful sunsets fairly often, especially in the summer months. I had to jump up and immediately take some snaps before the colours evaporated into the darkness (although this was 'frowned upon' by the other residents in the street as they peered out their windows at me in disgust, thinking I was taking photos through their net curtains like some paparazzi kid. I mean does my camera look like binoculars to you?! I wasn't spying! Anyway...). They came out pretty damn well even if I do say so myself. Just wanted to share them with you.

took my breath away

And it's not even photoshopped!!

And in other news, I have booked my one way ticket to Paris. Oh la la la la. C'est parti!


Anthony said...

it's so heart breaking for me to see you already nostalgic about your country.. i know it's normal but i feel like i rip you off from your loved mother land and family. Guilty. it's definitly how i feel. Sad at another point.
How can i not be worried about our closest futur? What will be inside your mind in 3 or 6 month after having completly change your life? What if everything too fast too hard?
i love you and for this things i won't let you sad here if you will.


Princesse Ecossaise said...

Mon amour I would choose to be with you over any country. Being with you is my priority, it doesn't really matter where I am, it's who I'm with that matters to me the most.

You can take the girl out of Scotland but you can't take Scotland out of the girl (I think that's pretty evident with me and my un-french mannerisms)

I'm not sad to leave Scotland, I'm ready to come to France. I've been waiting for this to happen for so many years, since I was in high school, and this is what I want. Don't worry baby, I am fully aware of the difficulties, but this is my choice that I have made and I will never resent you for it.

Can't wait to be with you in three days and never have to say goodbye. Je suis folle de toi x

p.s. you're such a silly billy. you wrote your name...

Jane said...

Scotland really is beautiful, but having read your blog for a month or two now, I doubt you'll be forgetting about Scotland when you move.

doow said...

Love that first shot especially. It's such a different take on a sunset photo.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Jane I shan't be forgetting about Scotland, no way no how! I expect to be going back and forth between both countries as much as I can especially because I have so many special people back here. Still can't decide where my heart truly lies, whether it's in Scotland or in France or perhaps, like William Wallace's body parts, it's in several different places... :-)

doow Thanks! I was sitting inside just watching the sunset and snapped away from my place on the sofa. Didn't think the ones through the blinds would turn out as well as they did!

Lis of the North said...

Honey! So know how all this feels. It's so exciting to be finally starting the life you want as a couple, but your family, your friends, all your childhood is somewhere else. Still, Scotland and France aren't that far apart! And we can look forward to organising a Scottish lassies meet up :))

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Lis I'm SO looking forward to that Scottish lassies meet up, I'll bring the whisky!

I try not to think about the sad bits, the bits that remind me I don't really 'belong'in France and that my entire family is back home in Scotland as well as most of my memories and childhood. But the good thing is that I spent a lot of time in France as a child and growing up and that means I can share some childhood memories with FP too, such as all the tv programmes (Club Dorotee, Dragon Ball z, Tortues ninjas etc etc). Ach, like absolutely everything in this world there are advantages and disadvantages. C'est la vie!

Bad idea for me to be going over during a credit crunch though! Weak pound! Ouch!


T.D. Newton said...

Ha, a one way ticket with a happy intention!

I looove sunset pictures. Sunrise pictures are cool, too, because more people see sunsets so sunrises are more rare. Not for people like us (who have to get up at 5:30am to walk the dogs before work) but a lot of people.

Ghosty said...

I saw your FB status "leaving on a jet plane" and almost snorted tea out my nose! :o) Ahh, you will always be our wee Scottish girl, happy as you are to be in France with your FP!

Love the photos BTW, especially the center one, whoch will now become my desktop at work. :)

Jane said...

Lovely piccies. I am so excited for you!


Bonnie said...

Beautiful photos, goodluck with the one-way!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos! Good luck with the next stage of your life en France. Please keep us updated with all your news!!