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Day sixteen: Shakespeare and a lot of London

My dearest husband,

OK, I admit it you did sort of wake me up this morning when you called, but it is so good to hear your voice that I do not care one bit.

We went all over London today and I am exhausted! We saw the Tower and Tower Bridge, went past the London bridge (not really anything that exciting), walked all the way down to Big Ben and the buildings of Parliament. Then walked around…

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Day fifteen: holy hell skype is expensive

My dearest husband,

My feet are super sore and a bit swollen from walking everywhere and then some the last almost two weeks (yes, I know I complained about that yesterday). It has been a pretty awesome trip though.

Today, we went to the Royal Observatory and stood on longitude 0* at the Prime Meridian. The nerd in me was super excited over the science and this history of the place. We also went…

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Day fourteen: my feet are sore

My dearest husband,

We made it back to London today and went to the Tate Modern. I have to admit, I just sometimes don’t get it.  I will always appreciate art and art museums and I will always go, but when it’s a canvas painted grey it just escapes me. However, I am happy that it’s there and that there is someone who will appreciate it.

Also, my feet are sore, so much with the walking around this…

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Day thirteen: changing things up

My dearest husband,

I had a lovely day today! Slept in due to be exhausted and not able to peel myself out of bed. After that went to a cute show that was puppets and multi-media and then went to Oink that serves, well…pork. I know you’re shocked and amazed that I found a pig place and to make it even better it is on Victoria Street, which I found to be rather appropriate. We then decided to head…

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And for your viewing pleasure some pics from the trip clockwise(ish) from the top.
1 - me at the top of Arthur’s seat
2 - best theatre snacks ever
3 - it was really some sort of lemon stuff, but so funny i almost bought it.
4 - Spirograph as seen in the national museum of Scotland
5 - dark and yummy beer


Day eleven/twelve: dialing is hard

My dearest husband,

It was so wonderful to talk to you finally yesterday. I am sorry for the melancholy in my voice, the frustration had finally gotten the best of me. Between wrong phone numbers, not knowing to drop a number, missed calls, french voicemail messages and everything else I broke a bit yesterday.

I am happy though, I want you to know that. I am so happy to be able to talk to you; so…

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Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.

Alice Walker, Living by the Word (via quotes-shape-us)

oh dear, i must be in this phase right now - i am weepy and crazy and just all the feels right now.

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Day ten: it is also chilly

My dearest husband,

My hands are dreadfully cold right now and I am clasping a cup of tea for dear life right now. I wish you were here and could hold my hands and warm them.

I’m so sorry I missed your skype calls today, the cell service up here is rather spotty probably due to the amount of people in town for the festival.  Please keep trying though and hopefully we can connect soon.

I saw a few…

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Day nine: sure is cloudy

My dearest husband,

It sure is cloudy and rainy here in Edinburgh, you’d think I’d be used to it living in Seattle for ten years. I think the recent warm weather we’ve been having has made me realize I like warm better than cold and rainy. I guess it is a good thing I’m moving to Morocco. Less rain and more sunshine, don’t get me wrong I do enjoy a nice cool rainy day but I’m good with giving…

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The Buddhists say if you meet somebody and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your ‘soul mate’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety, no agitation

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I can say this is true - i have never felt more calm and peace in my entire life than I do when I am with Shawn.

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