Wednesday, January 18, 2012
My first full day in balmy Scotland and it was a very early start.... 4am!
Now my thoughts, when I left for the office at 8.30 it was all greys and blues. In Australia the sky goes this funny blue grey colour right before a big storm but that seems to be fairly normal here.... it was surreal to drive through a grey stone city where the sky seemed to glow blue.
Although I say the city is grey I don't in any way mean boring. The architecture here is totally amazing, so many different styles and periods which should look totally horrid together but because they are all made of the same stone means they come together beautifully.
The people here are lovely, I met a taxi driver who had me laughing the whole way from the office, everyone seems fixated on my accent but maybe because I have been sitting with a rather multicultural engineering team the accents here don't seem to phase me to much.
Also everything here food wise seems to be almost ridiculously cheap. Lunch today was 3.90 pounds. A huge bowl of spaghetti and a coke. A bottle of Oyster Bay Pinot Noir for 9 pounds. 5 pounds for 2 large frozen gourmet pizza.
On the whole I can't wait to have a proper look around and we have decided on the weekend to hire a car and explore.
Tomorrow I may be brave enough to talk about the crazy that seems to be the team relocation to Scotland but for tonight I am going to stick to the positives.