As I chatted with my bestie on the phone, talking about fashion trends in the UK and the assorted cultural observations Nathan and I have made since arriving, I got to thinking about signs–signs that you live in Scotland! At least what we have observed to be signs of living here! Of course, we’re still the newbies in this beautiful city, but we’re certainly enjoying the daily lessons in Scottish culture. So here’s to a fun and quick little show and tell from what we’ve made note of thus far 🙂 Enjoy!
*Simply click on the first photo to launch the gallery! I’ve added some commentary on each picture.
Streets, walls, and buildings are, on the whole, OLD. We Americans don’t know such antiquity.
Where there is loads of rain, there is moss! Lots and lots of fuzzy moss!
We were given these little delicious treats by our Scottish friend and his family. Made in Scotland. Coconut covered marshmallow snowballs and caramel wafer biscuits! MMMmmm. As you can tell, they won’t last long.
Teatime! Biscuits, crumpets, Typhoo British tea, and had to throw in the instant coffee too! Instant seems much more popular here than ground.
Radiators! Ours are clanging as I type. Heating up our little flat. And not only that, but it seems typical to dry your clothes on them here.
Drying racks. Also a very popular way to dry clothes here in Aberdeen. And I plan to make the most of mine, as paying to wash and dry here on campus is costing a small fortune 😉
Hot water bottles. And surprisingly, this is from a modern, large department store here in Aberdeen! They offered a whole WALL of hot water bottles. For cold nights, aches, and pains.
Couldn’t resist the faux sheepskin LOVE bottle! Functional and cute!
This may be a debatable sign of living in Scotland, but I’ve noticed lots of bikes here in Aberdeen! Especially for us car-less folk. People ride them bravely in the streets next to monstrous buses. This was a gift to Nathan from a local friend! Here’s to learning how to cycle on cobblestones, Babe! 🙂
Where there is rain, there is also rain gear…though umbrellas are questionable here given the winds. But wellies (rain boots) are a definite. Glad I scored mine for near to nothing at a local charity shop!
Coats and coat racks get used! As well as scarves, mittens, and other such items.
Kilts and bagpipes! This was a beautiful wedding on Saturday at King’s College Chapel.