Needle in a Haystack

Somewhere in this maternity hospital on a warm and dry July day in St. Andrews, Scotland, Brian came into the world.

Craigtoun House via Flickr

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A little more than eight years later on an even warmer October day in Hayward, CA, USA, Peg was born in this building.

Kaiser Permanente - Hayward, CA

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Five states, two countries, three marriages, four kids and thirty seven years later they happened to work in the same place for a little while and became friends over coffee while their lives were a mess.

Eight years, four countries, two jobs and a whole life after that, they are best friends, travel companions, verbal sparring partners and future planners. They can’t imagine a life without the other and still consider themselves beyond lucky to have found each other out of the seven billion other people on the planet.

You just never know what good things will come your way when you make a leap.

*Thank you, Dittohead, for the stunning picture of Craigtoun House. 

Linking up with Margot and Barbara’s “Good Things”.

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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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8 Responses to Needle in a Haystack

  1. Becky A June 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm #


    I came this way via Margot and Barbara’s blog. That is a truely epic story you have there!
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      June 22, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

      Hiya Becky!

      Yes it is, and continues to be. We never do seem to have a quiet year, but that’s just fine with me! :D

  2. Mammasaurus June 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    What a lovely and positive thought x
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      June 22, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

      Thank you. :)

  3. Elizabeth Holdsworth June 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    What an amazing journey! I’m in a similar relationship now – two marriages, two kids, one project at work that brought us together across the country, and now in a relationship with an amazing man who is currently part way through his dream solo cycle tour! This is such a great blog, I’m following you on Bloglovin’ now and hope to read more of your story.

    Thank you so much for joining in with The Good Things :)
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      June 22, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you liked the blog enough to follow along. :)

      I’m following your man on his bike journey too. Good for him! I love what he’s doing. Best of luck to both of you.

  4. Westywrites June 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Ah, lovely post. I am not that far away from St Andrews – must look out for that building next time I’m there, will think of you two :-)
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      June 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

      Share a photo if you have a chance to take one! We’d love to see it again too. :)