We did it!
We've been to Scotland in 2023!
Here you can find reports of our latest trip, available until now only in German
I've been sending music to my friends on Whatsapp since the first lockdown in March 2020, now available on youtube
just once in my life, that’s what I thought before my very first trip.
For quite a long time, I didn’t know at all how to do this with family and work, and in summer 2015, I still wondered whether this would eventually work out or not.
First, I was without job in spring 2015 and continuously writing applications, then I was in full stress as our annual medieval festival Peter and Paul in Bretten was approaching (first weekend in July, every year and huge, very huge…). In this city, it's more important than Christmas, Easter and birthday together. We distinguish beetween "before the festival" and "after the festival" and following a common saying about football, we keep saying: '"Nach dem Fest ist vor dem Fest", meaning "after the festival is before the festival". Everybody who knows me also knows that during this time, I’m not doing anything else but sewing, sleeping (not really much) and going to work (mandatory but, you know). After that finally over, I had a new job starting in August, my new boss gave me 2 weeks off after only 3 weeks of work (thanks to Joachim!!!), we also had a beloved guest from USA with us and when my dear cousin moved on to some other relatives in Munich, I had a few more days off. I wondered for a short while (I had been wondering all spring) and then booked myself a flight to Edinburgh. Yes, it took some willpower as this was my very first solo trip to a foreign country (nobody could accompany me, those who wanted didn’t have time and vice versa), but then I took great effort in planning for 2 days (only), making lists of possible destinations, booking hotels and a rental car and then – Scotland, I’m coming!
I did not only but mostly and as far as possible, visit all known locations (so far) of the TV series, as well as more castles and fortresses, water falls, cities and many more places of interest. But, well, there are still more coming along…
Have a nice time exploring my site! Whoever might need some recommendation for particular locations, is searching for a trip mate for his or her next stay or just wants to exchange thoughts, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I’d appreciate if you inscribed in my guestbook!