Excited for summer! ~*

Good afternoon friend’s! It’s been a while but I have been caught up with life and exams to notice time slipping by!

3rd year is over now which means I am free! This year has been hard and the exams have been brutal but I have lived to tell the tale. I celebrated the end of exams by going to a friends leaving party!

It was a truly great night and I wish I didn’t have to leave early but life happens! Now, I can look forward to the summer and the year ahead, with a family holiday coming up soon and moving into a new flat in July, I’m super excited for what’s to come!

That’s about it for now friend’s so I shall leave you with some pictures of Sir Brinks with my cousins pupper!

Sir Brinks making friend’s with a cow…

Brinks is the leader here

They’re walking side by side here, Brinks is the one with his tail in the air!

Take care my friend’s! Until next time! ~* 

Let’s go on an Adventure! ~*

Good evening friend’s! how have ya’ll been? I am sorry for my lack of posts but life has been hectic with uni stuffs and work… fortunately, life became exciting more recently! 

Let’s begin with my first adventure! So, I recently became good friends with someone on my psychology course and was lucky enough to be invited to her birthday. I am normally quite a shy person before people get to know me, so being confronted by a group of people who I had never seen before was a bit daunting but I had such a great time and made many new friend’s in the process! We had munchies and had a German dessert – This was my first time eating German food, well, a part from the bratwurst hot dogs you get at the German Market in Edinburgh. I believe it to be called Donauwelle but I swear this was the best thing I’ve ever tasted!

The picture on the left is one of the Donauwelle cake… nom, nom, nom…

Next up, my cousin came to visit and we went for a hike! It’s been ages since I went on one so I was really excited! – especially when the weather was so nice recently. After doing some research, I came upon this hike called ‘Stirling Castle and Gowanhill Walk‘ on this website; https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/stirling-castle.shtml. I would rate it a solid 9/10 for history, neat views and plenty of pretty epic graveyards. Here are some photo’s from the hike itself…

After the hike, we went to this restaurant called ‘The Kilted Kangaroo’ where we both had a bratwurst sausage hot dog and a bottle of wine amongst other delightful concoctions! I would recommend it for anyone who is into rock/indie music and is looking for a chilled place to hang out and eat good comfort food.

I have the Ghoul’s Ball tomorrow night for the rock society so I am really looking forward to what that has in store for me and I will post up photo’s from the night next week! Take care for now friend’s and as always, have a good one ~*

I write sins ~*

Good afternoon friend’s! How are y’all, I hope you have all been keeping well. A few exciting things have happened between last week and now so without further ado, let’s get started…

First of all… The ‘Sisterhood’ partook in another adventure! what exciting venture was had this time? I hear you ask, well, by now I am guessing that most of you or at least some of you are aware of the new Beauty and the Beast film that came out. Our adventure took us to the local VUE Cinema in Riverside to see the enchanting take on Beauty and Beast…

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So, obviously seeing a Disney movie, you have to go big or go home thus the large coke and candyfloss! Honestly though, if you have not seen this movie, please go, you will not be disappointed. Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Josh Gad to name but a few of this perfectly selected cast blew all my expectations out of the window. I would also like to touch briefly on the creativity on the film since bringing thing’s like clock’s, candelabra’s etc. to life is not easy, I was truly blown away. Sure, this movie may not be to everyone’s tastes and that is, of course fine but for any Disney fan it is a must see in my opinion.

Moving swiftly on, even though it is in fact spring now, you would never know if you lived in Scotland. The past two days have seen snow hitting hard… not laying… just being snow I guess. Anyways! I took some photo’s because even if global warming does not like Scotland, it gives us precious picture moments!

So, in the first one, I  only got a good photo of the snow covering the rooftops from my window as the lens could not compute the snow from my window…

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The second took place on the way back from… the centre of town or something? anyway, I always find snow covering the hills mesmerising so I thought I would share it with you all…

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Finally, to end thing’s on a high note, I went to the gym and found myself reminiscing over the older music of Panic! at the Disco as I fought my own battle with the treadmill. If you were wondering what the title was all about, then I am sure by now you have probably guessed it. On a side note, this kind of music throws me back to my high school days where I classed myself as a ‘mosher’ before I decided somewhere along the line that I wanted to disconnect myself from fitting into any kind of stereotype. I remember the ‘Emo corner’ where me and my friends used to hang around during the breaks between classes. I even remember being a part of ‘the wall of death’ one time where we had to defend the ’emo corridor’ from the invasion of people we categorised as ‘chavs.’ Thinking back, even though I hated High School, there were a lot of good thing’s that came from it; the friends… the banter… the sharing of pain. All of those memories I will never forget. Even though I seem to have lost touch with those I considered to be close friend’s, I am thankful for the times we shared…

Wow, so that corniness just happened! um, anyways! moving on, that’s about all that I have to say this week so I will take this as a good place to wrap it up, oh yeah! So, I am apparently also able to get contact lenses. I don’t know how I feel about this but I have another appointment next week since apparently my astigmatism meant that I could not get them this week, oh well!

Until next week friend’s, take care and have a good one! ~*

 

Getting back to life… or trying! ~*

Good evening friend’s! Today I had a better day than yesterday. The wasp sting is annoying but I can live with it and it was nice just spending time with the family! 

Here is my dad with our dog and my aunties dog – the one on the chair… she had to go home today but it was nice having her.

I spent the afternoon having some bonding time with our dog – Sir Brinks. 

While we were out on our walk I took this opportunity to capture this moment of a para-glider mid flight…

That’s all for today friend’s, have a good night! ~*

Random Skinny Dip?

On Sunday friends, Me and my middle cousin Neffie (Stefanie) went for a hike in a place called Callander; near Doune/Stirling. Just follow the Stirling road from Leslie for all of those who are interested, I highly recommend this hike.

The trail is called ‘Callander to falls of Leny Circuit’ and should take roughly 2-3 hours but we skinny dipped in a waterfall pool and walked back 4 hours later! Good times!

Here are some highlights from the hike… 

When we reached the falls…

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There’s the pool we skinny dipped in with a nice German traveller…

 

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A cheeky wee selfie at Loch Lubnaig, another beautiful place!

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That is all for today folks, If you want to see all of the photo’s here is the link to the page where you can hopefully find them:

  https://www.facebook.com/lauren.duncan.161/media_set?set=a.1012506125458785.1073741857.100000982221268&type=3&uploaded=36 ~*

Saying goodbye to Stirling for the summer! ~*

On Saturday friends, I worked my last shift for the summer… It was weird and I will definitely miss the friends that I have made there but I shall go back in September to tell them many crazy stories!

On my journey home I stopped at a number of places to take some stunning photographs on the Hillfoots road from Stirling to Milnathort, enjoy…

I tried out a panoramic shot for the first time, I think it came out pretty well!

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The photo does not do it justice, but there is an old ruin at the end of Milnathort, going towards Leslie.

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When I got back home, I had a very tweety welcome!

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Tomorrows blog is gonna be good, so don’t miss it! Good night friends ~* 

The fear was real ~*

Well, today’s adventure took me to the dentist my friends. I can imagine that some of you, like me have had a traumatising experience at one point in your lives with the dentist and if you have not, believe me, your time will come. Cherish your beautiful teeth while you still can my friends…

My teeth are not all that bad truth be told. My traumatic experience involved a rogue wisdom tooth pushing into another tooth. The operation, as gross as it sounds was simply to cut away some of the jaw bone in order to get this tooth out. The anaesthetic did not work until the end and so I felt every minute of it. Hence the newly established fear…

I only needed a filling fortunately… I mean, I was not looking forward to it by all means but usually when the dentist does something it helps you to feel ok for a while… until the next issue comes along. So now I have a weird feeling in my tooth and of course I feel sorry for myself too! The fear my friends, was truly real and still is today. ~*