I am in love with the UK’s charity shops. Not only are they clean and well curated, they are also extremely common. In Glasgow, I spent a couple hours popping in and out of charity shops on the West End alone. Even in small northern England towns, I found them on nearly every block.
I was also delighted to find quite a few excellent vintage jewelry finds at the charity shops. The vintage bangles in particular caught my eye and I bought more than a few for my vintage Etsy shop, The Gibbson Girl.
My sister and I left Scotland behind to go on a mini road trip through southern Scotland and northern England. We drove from Glasgow down to County Durham to visit the Aston Workshop, an impressive classic Aston Martin restoration and sales company located in the charming hills of Northumberland. After a classic British meal, we then swung back up towards Scotland, following the coast until we reached Berwick Upon Tweed. We stayed an evening in the quiet coastal town, enjoying castles, chilly but stunning beaches, and of course fish and chips. It was then just a mile to the Scottish Borders where we drove back up to Edinburgh to finish our tour. But we’re not done with the UK yet! Next weekend we fly to London for a quick trip.
Until then, cheers!
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My sister Angie and I landed in Edinburgh late last evening, and after an excellent Airbnb stay (and an excellent Thai breakfast!), we headed out to Glasgow where we’ll be apartment hunting. Angie’s going to the University of Glasgow, so today we explored the area around the university including apartment showings, fish and chips, ice cream, and charity shopping. Tomorrow we’re looking forward to an early breakfast and more exploring. Cross your fingers that Angie finds a great apartment too!
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