Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

…the lesser-known Sondheim classic.

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Happy Halloween from Lars Croft: Tomb Raider. 🔫🔫🎒

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Gym Progress 2018: Since all of my accomplishments this year have been athletic vs. aesthetic, here’s something a little different! 🎪 (With thanks, as ever, to the Arlington Baths Club for the incredible facilities.)

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Rescued this little guy today after she spectacularly crashed into our living room window and then careened off the (parked!) car below. We phoned the RSPCA who advised us that birds are often just stunned after an impact and to keep her safe until she recovered. Sure enough, before we even had time to poke some air-holes in a box, she came back to her senses, and – summarily unamused at finding herself in my company – shat in my hand, then flew off into sky.

The goldcrest is apparently the smallest bird in Europe and, in honour of her scientific name (Regulus regulus), we named her Regina. 👑

That time we realised we were harbouring an entire family of iPhones.

When shooting a wedding, it’s important to be ready for anything…like your brides setting off confetti cannons right in the middle of the ceremony. If I had to pick one word to describe Wioletta and Hailey’s big day it would, without a doubt, be fun. From the moment I arrived at their venue – a beautiful stone mansion hidden way in the heart of Edinburgh Zoo (!) – I could tell this was going to be one-of-a-kind, and these ladies did not disappoint.

Arriving before the zoo opened, I followed the trail of red pandas and meerkats to the Scots Baronial manse on the hill, where chef Wioletta and geologist Hailey had just begun preparations for the day ahead. While Wi slipped into a classically beautiful white dress, Hailey honoured her Scottish heritage by donning a full kilt and sporran, and the wedding party were adorned with ammonite brooches to add some sediment to the sentiment.

With the wedding party dancing down the aisle, the emotional, humanist ceremony took place on the upper floor of the mansion, where the windows looked out onto the wild, snow-capped Pentland Hills in the distance. Not just a marriage between two people but also two cultures, the Scottish/Polish fusion was in full effect; from a traditional, post-ceremony bread-giving to the evening of ceilidhing that followed.

The spirit of the day lifted that of the guests, and the joy radiating from the happy couple was reflected on the faces of everyone in attendance. Wi and Hailey might not have made it to their scheduled panda viewing on account of inclement weather, but inside, the party never stopped.

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…is what I’d usually write, except that Scotland has evidently been saving all its summer days for the last 5 years and we’re now getting them all at once!

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