Monday, October 20, 2008

i suck at updating.

hey lovers,

ok so i'm going to try and keep this as brief as possible since I have to go to class like..really soon.

Anyways, life has been busy and not busy here...if that makes any sense at all. I've been busy with school work and going places for there. We went to Dumfries house (hour south of glasgow) and it was absolutely my favorite place i've been so far. We spent all friday there, and it's out on 2000 acres...so Kelly and I were very happy to be out in nautre and in the woods. Ironically I saw my first California Red Wood...in...scotland...the family had them transported to their estate back over 100 years ago.

the house was neo-classical design and fabulous. I loved every second of that tour. Plus, the ticket includes tea, cakes, sandwhiches etc at the end of the tour which was very lovely.

I pulled a me on the tour, and volunteered myself and my gown to any charity/fundraising functions they might have at dumfries house. I really liked the curator and I just gave her my little bit about Colonial Williamsburg, my gown, etc. :) Hopefully I will be able to do something there...I just wish my gown was silk instead of linen/cotton blend!

Social/Love life is going well. Fredrik and I have been dating over a month now (for those of you at home keeping track). It's been fun getting to know him better and seeing what we have in common (sense of humor and stubbornness...we're both tauruses) and what we are learning from eachother..it's been fun..bar fights and all. ;) Heloise is doing well too..her flatmates suck at life and they're not very nice to her at all, but she and I have a blast when we're together!

Giulia's visit went well...that was a crazy week in general, and I think she enjoyed herself well enough... we went to the botanic gardens here in glasgow one afternoon and i had a great time taking pictures of the plants...they're on my flickr page www.flickr.com/photos/abbyelyn because facebook is being lame at life.

Ashely McClure has finally corssed the pond and I get to see her on Monday! On the 30th we're doing Tea at the Willow Rooms in the City Centre that were designed in the early 20th century by Mackintosh (famous glaswegian artist/designer), and it's still exactly the same as he designed it! I'm super stoked to see her!

Ok, I need to go to class!


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2 comments:

Aglaia said...

See Abby, you shouldn't send Facebook lurker to your blog when they have insomnia! I agree, Dumfries was amazing, and I want to see this dress of yours!

But I hate to break it to you, the Willow is NOT just how Mackintosh left it... in fact, in my extremely snotty opinion, its a bit of a mess. Doesn't stop me from going and enjoying though! See me for details. :-) See you soon!

-Robyne

Abby said...

oh lame! someone told me it was just like how he left it...restored or something.

oh well. i hope the afternoon tea is good...

i'll talk to you about it next time i see you!