Escape from Lockdown: Our Trip to the Mystic Isle of Skye (Part II)

When Anya and I woke up, we were well-rested and eager for a full day exploring Skye. (Okay, Anya might’ve been a wee bit groggy.) Outside our door, Wallace was waiting with tail wagging. He grabbed an oversized stick (oversized stuff seems to be in fashion nowadays), and tossed it at my feet with expectant eyes. I played with him for a few minutes before we set off.

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Finding a Home in a Foreign Country… in a Pandemic

In a month, I’ll be moving to Scotland (knock on wood) and, after a complicated search, I have a place to live.

I’ve been overanxious to go to Scotland since accepted to university in October. Heck, I began looking at properties in January! Around that time, a friend introduced me to a girl who was looking for a roommate where I’d be studying. We seemed to have a lot in common and I was excited to start looking for places together.

Then, the pandemic happened.

The girl with whom I’d hoped to live decided not to return to campus in the fall.

By April, I realised I should start figuring out accommodations. Here’s how it all went down…

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