Getting Around and Still Standing





Once again we’ve had a busy month. In the last five weeks we’ve been to three countries, visited quite a lot of family members, moved to a new apartment, made some new friends, explored our new town, and Brian has started a new job.


My “From Where I Stand” photo project is still going strong. The goal is to take 366 photos, one each day for a year, showing where my feet have taken me. We’re now on day two hundred eighty eight and a big part of me can’t believe I’ve stuck with it for this long, but I’m more and more glad each day that I’ve done it. Now I’ll always have this daily record of the milestones of our days, both large and small.

We’ve been to some incredible places, moved to and lived on three different continents and met countless new people. I have even met some new family members, relatives of Brian’s, who live close by and have accepted me right in to the fold. Keep an eye out for upcoming photos of the family cooking lesson they’re holding especially just for me next month. I’m going to learn how to cook the Indian food that I’ve come to love!

The photos above:

  1. Amsterdam! My first time visiting any country in continental Europe.
  2. Riding a bike through the streets of Amsterdam.
  3. We spent an afternoon watching Brian’s dad play “The Bowls”. A game I have never even seen before.
  4. Watching the leaves and rain fall from the little balcony of our new apartment in Newcastle, England.
  5. Climbing the steps of St. Mary’s lighthouse in Whitley Bay while we explore our new area.
  6. Brian all dressed up for his first day at work, just like a kid on his first day of school.
  7. Waiting in the train station for Brian’s brother to arrive for a visit.
  8. Brian’s brother and I looking down through the glass roof of the National Glass Center in Sunderland.
  9. I found the library! This makes me very happy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed following along on our big adventure. You can see the full set of photos from my 366 project here.

Are you working on a project of your own? Share the link with us in the comments below, I always love to see what everyone else is working on.

Linked up with The Boy and Me’s project 366:
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A Scotsman and his American photographer wife traveling the world and writing about it. Tales, reviews, photos, interviews and crazy goings on. Because you never know what's going to happen.

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12 Responses to Getting Around and Still Standing

  1. Jennifer Souza October 14, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Love these….such an amazing year to have chosen to do this project.

  2. Donna@MummyCentral October 14, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Wow. Your pictures are so much more interesting than mine. As a Geordie girl, now living in Scotland, I’m fascinated to hear what a Scot (and an American) make of the North East. Love Whitley Bay, and I used to study in Sunderland. Happy days x
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  3. akil3655
    Twitter: kiltandacamera
    October 14, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    Thanks, Donna! I’m having fun with the photos which are sometimes hard to take, especially in a crowd, lol. We loved Whitley Bay and will go back for sure. Tynemouth was also really nice, and we’ve already been invited out there again for an Indian and pub night. What’s not to like?

    Your site’s still down, but I’m looking forward to it being back up again so I can read more about your time in Scotland. Newcastle has been great so far, and I hope you like what I’ll be writing about it. All good things so far, except for the difficulty in understanding the Geordie accent!
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  4. Jenny Paulin October 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    hello! i havent seen your blog before, but I am in awe of your photos here and i love the ‘from where i am standing’ theme . sooo clever, and i really like the cycling one and the first one from Amsterdam.
    sounds like you are having an amazing trip – what an adventure! x
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      October 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

      Thank you! We really are having a great time, and taking advantage of where we are since we know it’s only for a short time.
      I just took a peek at your site, and your kids are adorable. Thanks for stopping by to comment!

  5. Emma
    Twitter: emsyjo
    October 15, 2012 at 4:22 am #

    I love the theme to your 366 project, it makes for some great photos. I especially like the train station one.
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      October 15, 2012 at 4:31 am #

      Thank you, Emma!

  6. Steve & Wendy October 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Glad you are seeing as much of this part of the world as you can. Really enjoy your adventures and look forward to more. How do you find the Geordie accent? And is Indian Food a new favourite?
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      October 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

      Thank you! Yes, we’re really enjoying it, even though it’s getting cold! I think I’ll need more Indian food to warm me up. It is quickly becoming a new favorite.

      The Geordie accent is tough! Not at all like any other accent I’ve been used to, but I’m getting it pretty well. Won’t take too long before I start picking it up ay?

  7. TheBoyandMe October 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Love the library shot, the colours of the books are fantastic. Newcastle? I need to backtrack to see what happened. And I am in awe of that bike riding shot; clever you!

    Thanks for linking up
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      October 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

      Well, the bike shot was a bit of a trick. I’m glad I pulled it off!

      Yes, we’re in Newcastle for now. Brian is working nearby for the next few months before we’ll be transferred to Brazil (again). It’s a crazy life!
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