Thursday, September 18, 2014

Referendum Day

With everything going on in Toronto right now with “Ford Nation”, the Crack to the Cancer, and the ongoing Mayoral Election, Torontonians are ignoring a lot of other things going on in the world right now.

I never wanted this to be a political blog (even though my degree is in poli sci), but today I have a confession to make

This is not my first blog. This is.

A few years ago, after university, my friend Lauren and I made a quick decision at a party that we were going to move to the UK for the summer. We got our visas and got on a plane with no plan. We first thought London, then Northern Ireland, but ultimately, we ended up in Edinburgh, Scotland.

And so “L Squared does Scotland” was born.

In an attempt to keep family and friends aware of my movements without having to constantly be writing emails or on the phone, I blogged. I blogged, I lived, I got in touch with my heritage, I did my fair share of partying and most importantly, I fell in love with Scotland.

Scotland is a stunningly beautiful country, full of kind and wonderful people who seem a bit rough around the edges, but are passionate, funny and loyal. It’s home to some of the most picturesque towns I’ve ever visited, and offers scenery that is truly unique.

I loved every minute of my time in Scotland, so much so that I have often considered going back over the years, and find myself missing it when I’m not paying attention to my thoughts.

But here’s the thing. I love England too. I love the pace, I love flying into Heathrow, I even love the food (which is insane). I love it because that’s where Kris is from, and my best friend, and their family. I love the weird weather, the humour, the history.

Whatever happens today across the pond will be bittersweet. I honestly don’t know how I would cast my vote and I’m sure many people feel the same way. Only time will tell, but I’m sure whatever happens…

Wales will be shaking its head.