As you may know, we kids had two weeks of school break between the 7th and 19th of October, and during the first week we were staying in a vacation house in the Cairngorms. During that week we did lots of touristy things, and I’ve been assigned the duty of
Hi! It’s Jesse again. Last week when we were on vacation me, Mom, Dad, and Mary Ella all went to a really cool sheep dog demonstration and it is my job to write a post about it. We also saw dogs running around herding sheep and a sheep getting sheared.
When we moved to St Andrews (which I now know is spelled without a period after St), I tried to commit to a daily jogging routine. I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit lately, but the Fife Coastal Path goes right by our home (literally less than 60 seconds from
Although I am still sad about missing a year with my friends at home, I must admit it has been nice to meet new people. I’ve found that, being the new kid, I get to try out and join lots of different things. I’ve been trying to take better initiative
We’re experiencing climate change. I’m not talking about global warming. I mean we’ve moved to a new climate! And it’s time to talk about the differences, in three parts: temperature, light, and precipitation. Temperature: Home is more extreme. I wasn’t easily able to get temperature data for St. Andrews, Fife
Just a few days after we arrived, I asked everyone in the family about the differences between home and here. Then, two days ago, I did it again. Here are everyone’s responses, from both dates. Person Question Answer on 31 July Answer on 27 August Mary Ella What’s better here?
On the Monday before school started, Mom and I visited the Scottish Deer Centre. We took the bus to the Centre, and when we got there we checked in and headed through a hallway with “cave paintings” resembling deer. We bought some deer food at the reception desk, and fed
August 15 was the first day of school for the kids, at Madras College. The family is therefore getting into a bit more of a normal routine, with the kids at school and Mom and Dad both working during the day. The kids would be in 6th, 7th, and 9th
Saturday we went to the leisure centre during the specific times when there is a large inflatable obstacle course in the pool. First you went through poles sticking out of the wall, then you went along a skinny path with hand holds. Then you knocked a big ball out of
St. Andrews has an aquarium up the coast from us, and Mom and I visited there on Friday morning. You can sign up to feed some of the animals, and we signed up to feed the seals! We walked around a bit and looked at all the animals on the