Home Ain’t So Bad

I live in a small fishing town called Peterhead. It is right on the most north-easternly corner of Scotland.. right about here:

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It’s the kind of place where everyone says they’d like to leave but few do. I would like to think I won’t settle my adult life there but at the moment I’m 50/50 at home and in Edinburgh. For an area that I wouldn’t say I love that much, it does have its perks.

We may not have very nice weather but Aberdeenshire is home to some really beautiful places, such as Pitfour Lake in Mintlaw.

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It’s actually a really lovely lake and feels more like it should be an hang out for high school-ers in America, especially when we get the three days of sunny summer a year (I’m not even joking). If I had a dog, this would be where I walked it, but since I don’t I’ll have to just stick to Limonata and strawberry picnics with my gal pals.

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Another pretty place that is on the total opposite side of the ‘Shire is Dunottar Castle, or what’s left of it anyway. A historical castle ruin on a cliff top, one of the settings in the play Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, a play that I studied for Higher Drama and did as a school show, so it felt important to visit it, despite a large amount of stairs to climb and the fact that you have to pay to go inside, it is a pretty gorgeous view to absorb.

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I guess what I’m trying to say is even though it’s cold, smells a bit fishy sometimes and there’s not much to do, I do actually love my hometown – the home of my childhood, memories, family and friends. Though I may leave it one day, it won’t leave me (gosh, that sounds cheesy, apologies!)

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