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Life of Lu: Being thankful 12/09/2016

I really enjoyed doing my list of things that I am thankful for two weeks ago.
It is hard to believe that it has been only a fortnight, it seems like so much longer!
So while sitting here in my hotel room in Dundee, I have decided to write another list.

1. I am thankful for the safe arrival of my shiny new cousin Esmée. I received a photo of the wee beauty on Saturday and it is great to hear that mother and baby are doing well! I always find it so precious when this little bundles of life arrive even though I don't get to see them very often. Congratulations parents, siblings and grandparents!

2. I am thankful that I had my cousin and her boyfriend over to visit last week. It was great to spend time with them both, and get to know Ronan a bit better even if they were half dead from Electric picnic the weekend before! As the years pass it is great that relationships with my cousins are getting stronger and stronger. Don't wait so long to make it over the next time!

3. I am thankful that I have gotten to meet all the new people I have met over the past couple of weeks. Some introductions felt like they took forever to happen, others were thrown upon me very suddenly. I feel like my life is getting richer and richer with each person I meet and I am very  much looking forward to where some of my new friendships will lead.

4. I am so thankful that I got to see the Avett brothers live in London. I just can't get enough of that band. The fact that I got to see them with Caoimhe and Mark was also a plus. As you can see from my blog immediately before this one, it was a wonderful night, even if I did get injured! Ha!

5. I am thankful that I have a job which allows me to travel and stretch myself. Aberdeen to Dundee may not seem far but it has been so helpful in learning the ropes of my new job, which I now realise will take at least a year to get the hang of. While it can get boring staying in a hotel for two weeks, I have been lucky to stay in a hotel with a wonderful team of staff who have made me more than welcome.

6. I am thankful that my friends know they can call me when they have a problem. I may not be the best person in the world for keeping in touch but I am always here when someone needs me. Last week a friend of mine rang to talk through a problem, actually two did. My heart went out to both of them but I felt rather warm inside knowing that they knew I would be at the end of the phone.

7. I am thankful for my tour of Dundee tomorrow and my night out on the town on Friday. It is great that I have gotten to a stage that no matter where I go there is always someone to get in touch with. It must reminds me how much Scotland has become my home.


There is a lot more that I am thankful for but I need to go to sleep. I have spent the afternoon pampering myself with Korean face masks and foot masks. It has been fabulous.

Until the next time,

Lu xx

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