Favorite Things Friday.

Hola Chicas (and Chicos... if 1. that is actually a word and 2. any of you are actually reading my blog)!

Happy June!!! It's Friday (thank freaking goodness), and, of course, I have a list of some of my favorite things. Before that, though, I have some mini-announcements.

If you hadn't already noticed - I've got some pretty amazing people on my sidebar, so you may want to check them out. You'll be introduced to them throughout the month, but if you just can't wait, I suggest clickety-clicking their buttons.

Signup for Christmas in July is here. We have 80 people so far... let's spread the word and keep it growing!

So... Remember how I went on vacation forever ago and never really talked about it because 1. I didn't want you all to get sick of it and 2. I didn't want to get sick of it? Well, I remember, so I'm going to tell you my favorite things about Edinburgh (that's in Scotland, for you geographically challenged folk).

1. HARRY POTTER! Okay, so... in case you didn't know, Edinburgh is the birthplace of my homie, HP. Obviously I had to take a picture next to the glorious cafe where the magic happened.
2. The Castle. Okay, so I didn't actually go inside (we are far too cheap, plus it was closed for some reason or another), but it's beautiful on the outside. We all know that outer beauty is all that counts (if you thought I was being serious there, please punch yourself in the face... or arm, because that's less violent).
3. Jubilee Fish and Chips. I hate fish. I thought chips were potato chips (because I suck at British English and only realized that they were actually fries like, when we got to the UK). There's a little chippy in Edinburgh called Jubilee, and they make the best fish and chips ever, period. Do not argue with me. If I was willing to eat fish and like it, then they win. Which... I did, so they did. 
Also... I'm aware that this is a horrible picture - it was pitch black outside and I was in the car. That fish took up my entire lap. 

4. The city itself. Does that even count? I don't care, it's my list... I can put whatever I want in here. Anyway, I'm absolutely in love with this city and fully plan on living there someday - I promise I will.

5. The red phone booths. Yes, I realize they are everywhere in the UK. I also realize that I don't care - the ones in Edinburgh are the best, because those are the ones I'm talking about. Duh.
Before I ask my clever little question at the end of this post, I would like to make a little announcement: I'm planning on having a huge giveaway when I reach 500 followers. Apparently that may happen somewhat soonish if you guys don't randomly decide to hate me and run away. If you would like to give ANYTHING away, BIG or small, tangible or in the virtual world, PLEASE let me know by sending me an email. Prizes can be anything from ad space, to a blog design, to a shop credit, to a gift card, to a book, to whatever else your genius brain can think of. This would be awesome exposure for your shop and/or blog, plus... prizes and giveaways are fun, are they not?

That will be the first and last time I solicit you all via the blog.

So... What are some of your favorite things this week? 


Laura said...

Beautiful pictures! It looks amazing!

Katrin said...

Alyx, I want to go to Edinburgh right now. And I want a red phone booth in my living room.

B said...

I've missed reading you!

Really. It's so nice to see that you're still awesome.

Christmas in July??

Lauren Talon said...

Great photos! I'd love to go there :)

Michelle said...

I'm so jealous of your pictures!

RadiantKristen said...

I love all of your pictures! I've only ever been to London and Ireland, never Scotland. It looks amazing.

Alana Christine said...

Such pretty pictures! Gorgeous! Also, can't wait for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

That picture of the city is AWESOME! I love it! I wanna got o Scotland!
One of my favorite things this week was finding out about going to New York! Yay!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh, AWESOME. Now I want to go on vacation!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh these pictures are so beautiful!!!! The little red phone booths fascinate me, too! Do people actually use them, or are they there for nostalgia?

Fish and chips is one of my most favorite things in the world. If I wouldn't die from grease consumption, I'd have it every day!

500 followers?!? Heck yeah!! I am not one bit surprised so many people love you!!!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Gorgeous pictures... I love how old and full of charm all the cities are in Europe. SOMEDAY I will be get embrace it.

Also, I would love to participate in your giveaway by offering a reader Free Ad Space for a month. Let me know more details as they become available :)

Bri Buzali said...

that city looks amazing, and clean! (sounds weird, but the city looks super clean) haha and...sorry I'm not participating in Christmas in July! I can't wait to read all about it, and i'm not being a grinch i swear. It's just that the last bloggy swap i participated in was a big flop and i'm skipping out for a while.

riana. said...

Lol. When my mom and I went to London I had to take a picture next to the red telephone booths, I was going to open it like I was walking in, but as soon as I opened the door it smelled like pee so I just stood next to it.
(just thought I'd share)

The city looks amazing!

Maria Larsen said...

I wish I would have been in England to see Harry Potter places. So jealous!

Courtney B said...

These pictures are amazing!! It looks so magical there! (I realize how cheesy that sounds... but fo REAL!)

Brianna said...

Loverly pics!!! When I lived in England, the hardest part was learning cockney slang. No, seriously. If someone is "Hank Marvin", they're hungry. And so on and so on. Love the pics. AND... straight from an Englisher's mouth: "chips" are not just fries. They are THICKER wedges than regular American version fries. LOL. I know. Who knew?

Emily said...

Scotland has never been on my hitlist - but I might have to add it. By hitlist I mean bucket list - but hitlist sounds cooler. Now all I can think about is that L7 song Shitlist.

I'll give away something. I just don't know what yet. Is Mindy Kaling's book too old to give away? I mean it's awesome. I read it and loved it. I think the rest of the world should too. What I am saying is put me on your give away list.

This comment has become all about lists. Speaking of - I need to get to my shopping list. Word.

Breenah said...

Chicos is a word! And a women's store, fyi.
Things like this if you thought I was being serious there, please punch yourself in the face... or arm, because that's less violent make me love you more and more!
I want British fish & chips so bad! It just always looks like it was fried in deliciousness.
I'm kinda liking this chilly weather, but I was really looking forward to taking Quinn to the pool for the first time and now I can't. I hope it warms up to welcome you back!

Ashley said...

Oh, HP...I love you!!! I so want to go to Harry Potter world in Florida.

Megan said...

Just FYI, chicos is a word. So you're totally fine! Haha. Also, I had never really thought about traveling to Edinburgh, but one of my sorority sisters just got finished studying abroad there and LOVED it. It's definitely on my list now. Happy Friday!

kim @ a positive peace said...

love! when i was in london last summer we obviously went on a bus tour of HP london locations! i reread the series every summer so i cant wait to download it (finally) for the nook so it's easy to transport around!! i know, such a sellout ;/

also, i <3 the picture of the street AND red telephone booths are the bomb diggity. yeah, i said it! haha.

Nicole said...

Love these. The telephone booth is too cute!

his little lady said...

aw, so jealous of the harry potter picture! too perfect!!!
xo TJ

Vapid Vixen said...

(if you thought I was being serious there, please punch yourself in the face... or arm, because that's less violent).

Oh my gosh you crack me up! Those pictures look ah-mazing! I would love to visit there one day. So jealous. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

Kelly said...

Great post! I want to go to the birthplace of Harry Potter. You know, I want to go to Europe, period. Jeallouuuuuus.

Musadhique Kottapramban said...

what a wonderful blog it is..
I enjoyed every single pictures pasted on it..
best wishes..
keep blogging...

Keri said...

Oh, how I'd love to visit the UK before I leave this earth! Thank you for sharing these pictures...I felt like maybe I was there for a minute. :)

I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan, too, so I really love the one of you in front of the cafe.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Such beautiful shots, especially of that castle! And that fish looked super yummy!!! PS Chicos is a word!

Unknown said...

I want to visit Scotland now...

Natasha Louise Taylor said...

Yay, UK!! I Love Scotland, haven't been in yoooooooonks. I'm glad you liked fish and chips, I'm not a fan of fish either, but I will eat it from the chippy, glad you had a fun time, it was great to see some pics!

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