Tag Archives: Scotland

One more week in Scotland & 48 hours of sobriety

Despite my intrusive thoughts and restlessness, I’ve been resisting the urge to drink since Tuesday, so it’s been 48 hours.  Since the school holidays have ended, and the weather looks good tomorrow, I’m going on a long bike ride.  I’m … Continue reading

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Reflecting on my time in Scotland

I’ve had few bad experiences here in Scotland and the bad experiences I’ve had have been fairly minor in comparison to what I’ve been through in England and the United States.  While I’ve been struggling with loneliness and envy of … Continue reading

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Ugly and lonely in Perth, Glasgow and Stirling

I wasn’t planning on returning to this blog for a while.  I’m tired of bearing my soul on here, as I feel like no one is listening and even if they are, it’s unlikely that they understand (or care to … Continue reading

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Drunken envy and self-loathing in Dundee

I went to Dundee on the train yesterday (Thursday).  I’ve now been to every major / medium sized city in the United Kingdom.  I drank way too much and I still have a hangover (and I don’t usually even get … Continue reading

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Extremely ugly and lonely in Glasgow

I went to Glasgow on the train from Perth yesterday (Monday)), despite feeling like shit and despite the fact that it was a bank holiday here in Scotland yesterday, so it was a weekend day.  I  wouldn’t have gone at … Continue reading

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Ugly (as fuck) in Perth

I went out on the bike this morning and took a few pictures of Perth, early enough to avoid most of the ‘weekend people’ and their kids.  Unfortunately, my camera doesn’t take very good pictures when it’s dull and cloudy … Continue reading

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Back in Scotland (and I bought a used bike)

I breathed a huge sigh of relief as the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh crossed the Scottish border just north of the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.  I was even more relieved to be back in Edinburgh, where I had a 4 … Continue reading

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