Hi! My name is Wendy, and I live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with Mr. C, my husband of twenty-eight years. Our ‘kids’ are two rescue dogs – a Chiweenie named Lauriston and a mixed breed named Ruby, who is blind.
I suppose you could say I live a rather quiet, simple life; small maybe, but meaningful. I am an introvert and a homebody by nature. I enjoy getting my hands dirty in the garden, reading, writing, photography, British television shows, and baking. Baking bread, teaching myself to sew, and learning to sail our 32′ sailboat are my current pursuits.
The one part of me that defies my typically reclusive nature is my desire to travel – especially to the place that holds my heart above everywhere else – Scotland.
The first time I visited Scotland, I fell deeply in love. Pure and simple. From the land to the history to the people, I connected with the country on a soul level. It really defies logic how passionately I feel. If I had to pack up and move anywhere else tomorrow, without hesitation, it would be there!
I began this blog in 2017 because I realized that I possess a fair amount of knowledge about Scotland that might interest other would-be travelers (actually, I just needed an outlet for all of my pent-up enthusiasm!) Mr. C and I have visited Scotland several times, and Lord willing, we will continue to do so. Because our trips are long, we can experience a great deal more than most tourist visits allow. We are especially partial to the off-the-beaten-path places you won’t find in your guidebooks.
In this blog, I mainly focus on Scotland (although I sometimes write about my other travels). I have developed an interest in Scottish history, so I always try to give my readers some background information when I write about historical sites. Topics I regularly write about include castles and estates, gardens, churches and cemeteries, stone circles, and historical/literary figures and their works. I love whisky, and sometimes I like to try my hand at cooking Scottish recipes, so you’ll find some of those things here too.
If you would like to get in touch with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you!
I’m so thrilled that you popped in today. I hope that you will visit again soon and that this blog will inspire your own travels in some way.
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