Puttin' Around...

With Mike out of town all weekend, I've had a pretty quiet one myself with some well-earned R&R and movies! I absolutely love watching movies. As I write this, I've got Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull playing. The Indiana Jones movies are some of my favorite, I used to watch the old ones over and over when I was a kid. Basically, I just love Harrison Ford! The Fugitive is another one of those movies I'd watch on repeat.

Two of my favorite actors. And yes, I took a picture of my TV.

And Shia LaBeouf is quickly becoming a star in the new generation of actors. I read a background piece on him in a magazine about a year or two ago, he's so humble and such a hard worker. (You can read the article here, but beware it's in Playboy magazine!) He really won me over in Indiana Jones as well as Transformers. Have you seen Eagle Eye? Terrific movie. I'm looking forward to seeing him in Wall Street opposite Michael Douglas. His parents were major hippies, he grew up in a one-bedroom apartment and his dad sold hot dogs on the street corner dressed in a clown costume. That kid has certainly worked hard to get where he is today.

Friday was a long day for me, I was out running my first company golf day and it went really well! Most of the hard work was done beforehand, so when the actual day arrived it was just a matter of keeping everything running smoothly. While I cued up the teams to tee off, I snapped a couple pictures of the gorgeous scenery atop the "golf hill" we were on. You just don't see that everyday! And now that Aberdeen's finally in its true summer, everything is lush and green.

The golf clubs here don't use golf carts like they do at home. Players either carry their clubs the whole way or put them on wheels. Or if you really want a little help, you can invest in a motorized golf bag. I had never seen one before! Apparently they come with a remote control so you can "steer" them along without having to even touch it. Just get a dang golf cart already!

As we near the end of our one-year adventure abroad, I'm trying to enjoy every last minute that I can. It's hard to believe it's been nearly 12 months already! Small things like busy little roundabouts or granite-made libraries (where I discovered my love for Stuart MacBride books) are things I want to remember when we're long gone. Not to mention all the amazing places we've traveled. Those are well-represented in picture frames all over the flat.

Your local Ferryhill library.

The sunny weather today got me motivated to crawl out of bed before noon, so I went to the gym for a morning spin class.

Next I headed down the road to Asda for our weekly groceries.

There are some food items I will miss, and some things I won't! For instance, anything Haggis-flavored can stay put in Scotland.

And canned or bottled hot dogs? No thank you.

Odd varieties of potato chips aren't my thing either.

But I have come to love their super fresh black olives and sun-dried tomatoes, usually straight from Italy. Delicious on salad!

Plus, the chocolate here is amazing. Outdoes Hershey any day.

The addiction I had to break? (For fear of gaining chocolate-laden pounds.) Thorntons Mini Caramel Shortcakes. Heaven in a package!

How was your weekend? Hope it was loaded with sunshine, rest and relaxation!

"We do not follow maps to buried treasure, 
and X never, ever marks the spot."
~Indiana Jones speaking to his students in the Last Crusade


  1. WE lived in England for 3 years and I fell in love with Cadburys chocolate. Hersheys just isn't good any more. When my husband was coming home after his first deployment, he had a layover in Ireland and bought me tons of Cadburys. They sell it in the states, but is isn't as good!!

  2. Sounds like a perfect weekend for you! Glad you got to have some time to yourself. By the way....you made that golf cart look really classy!!


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