Seriously? Did I write the H.O.M.E. word? I did… 30 days gone from Freiburg, 2 weeks off Germany… It dosn’t feel like that! One year ago I sat in my host family’s home and waited for Irene, the “Hurricane” to come… Looking backit was so funny. Chatting all day long with my friends home, with Veronica (in swedish) and with my new friends staying in New York at the time. Especially the conversation with Anita was one of the best! I remember we tried talking german but we didn’t understand each other =)
So the morning was great! I got up, had a shower, had tea, Ronan made toast with scrambled egges for us. I had to say goodbye to Kieran first cuz he had to leave for work although it was Bank Holiday Monday! (Don’t ask me what it is exactly I just know that some holidays are called like that :P)
So Ronan was so kind to bring me to the bus station, unfortunately they didn’t have any vacancies anymore so I had to switch to train for 27 pounds that was fine. Oh, did I tell I am skipping Glasgow and going directly to Edinburgh? (If I just wouldn’t have done that…) So Ronan helped me for I was pretty confused!
I got a taxi to the Docks where I took a ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan with “Stena Superfast VII”. It’s been a rough weather, greyer than grey No. 2! But first… The 10 songs on my way to Edinburgh:
1. FM- Belfast- Believe
2. The National- Guest Room
3. King Of Convenience- Stay Out Of Trouble
4. Archive- Nightmare Is Over
5. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood- Some Velvet Morning
6. John Butler Trio- Fire In The Sky
7. Incubus- Pendulous Threads
8. Xavier Rudd- This World As We Know It
9. Ratatat- Falcon Jab
10. Martha Wainwright- Une Enfant
Almost every train was delayed by the bad weather…
Strangers, I like them <3
We were over half an hour delayed, had to take a bus to Ayr where I had to wait for a train to Glasgow, there I switched trains again to Edinburgh. Somehow I was on the right platform but I took the wrong teain for the platform was split into two parts or something like that- great!
Trainstation Glasgow, next time I stay here!
Drove to Paisley Canal at 18:05 and back to Glasgow on the same train, someone else, a mother and her two children, were also wrong. After 40 minutes I was back in Glasgow and finally got on the right train, the playlist on the wrong train:
1. Le Tigre- Eau d’bedroom
2. Chromeo- Mr. DJ
3. Jeff Tweedy- Simple Twist Of Fate!
4. Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music- Slave To Love
5. Peter Licht- Safarinachmittag
6. Emil Bulls- Friday Night unplugged
7. The La’s- I can’t sleep
8. Die Ärzte- 1/2 Lovesong
9. Sufjan Stevens- Prairie Fire That Wanders About
10. Cary Brothers- Something
I have to go far more back, to my bus travel!
Scotland is SOOOOOOO beautiful! I didn’t have my camera with me at the moment so I couldn’t take any photos, such a shame! Even the sky was kind of coming down it was so beautiful! On the ferry I got a little seasick, but just a little. I know my Dad would love it in Scotland.
All following pictures shot on the North Bridge during a beautiful sunset :)))
As soon as I arrived in Glasgow station the weather changed from rain to sun and finally in Edinburgh a beautifulevening sky surprised me on the North Bridge. I went to the Royal Mile and ran into a group of scottish musicians, it was the ending of an arts fetival “Fringe”, you might haver heard. I went to the Tron Church to find musicians as well and when I actually wanted to eat I found a bar “Whistle Binkies” where there was an open Mic Night!!! I am a lucky girl =)
I singed up for slot No.1, all the others would have been very late. The gig was awesome, besides my guitar battery was empty once again, so I had to take the host’s guitar! I had lots of fun, a cider, a free beer, a nonstopping water in the sink of the toilet and I was waiting for my next couchsurfing host to appear. So much about Tom. He drove me crazy & made me kind of angry which I wasn’t afraid to tell & show him! Even if I am a guest I have rights to tell from my mind straightly! No more about him.
The list I signed up
PS: Tom, If you read this, could you please send me my fucking t-shirt, cardigan and vomiting-unicorn button back??? Thank you!!! (The rest of you: Excuse me my tone, but I am pissed off, still!)