The Search Begins

There are things you take for granted before moving four hundred miles ┬ábut it’s too late to think about it now. The search begins!

The last time I did a major move I was eighteen, moving away from all my school friends and everything that I had grown up with.

Before you move you take for granted everything that you have. I’m not getting all sentimental I am talking about tried and trusted people you go to to get your eyebrows waxed, your nails done and the hair dresser who you trust implicitly. You go in and ask for your hair to be coloured ginger and NOT red and that is what you get. You go in and say you want your below shoulder length hair totally cropped into the back of your neck and you walk out with a smile on your face. You love it.Scottish Travel Blog, Scotland Scottish Travel Blog, Scotland

I find myself in the same situation now. I have no idea where to start when it comes to looking for a good hairdresser again. As of yet I don’t know a huge amount of people in the area so don’t really have anyone to ask but I am sure that will come with time. Hopefully before I look totally unkempt! After all, no-one wants to hire a scruffy wedding photographer!

Then there are things like going to the butchers and veg shop. I like using the local independent businesses, after all, that is what I am too. So far I have used a green grocers in Perth. The biggest carrots I have ever seen, ready to eat avocados and other lovely looking fruit and veggies and no unnecessary packaging. I love that the carrots and potatoes were not in plastic bags, still had soil on them and were not “perfect” whatever that is? All I know is I bet they taste amazing!

Both Dude & I love curry and although our homemade ones are pretty fine it’s also nice to go out for one too. I have no idea where to start with that one either.

Thanks to the VisitScotland Information Centre we know about the cheaper car parks in Perth allowing us to explore and spend time in the city.

Last week I wanted to send flowers to a friend who was kind enough to let me stay with them near Glasgow whilst I was volunteering at the gymnastics. I am not a fan of huge corporate national flower delivery services so I opted for what I knew best. A florist in Ledbury, Herefordshire that provide a more bespoke and personal service (and who, incidentally have been shortlisted for Regional Finalist for Best Florist category, Wedding Industry Awards 2016) and that deliver nationwide. Technically, still using an independent business! Perfect.

I will, of course, use a local florist once I find one I like. And so, the search begins.Jills Flowers


  1. Natalie Ray November 4, 2015 at 00:19

    Great post. I totally get where you’re coming from, you really get used to what you know don’t you? That said I’ve never found a hairdresser that I loved enough to keep going back to – probably because I don’t go more often than once every couple of years… I hope you are settling in well and I look forward to reading all about your adventures on your blog.xx

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