Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Five Things You Never Knew About Me





I am a Lawyer!  I am a Scottish solicitor specialising in Criminal Law. It can be a very stressful role but I love it. I wouldn't go so far as to say I love getting up in the morning but I can honestly say that I enjoy every minute of my job and get huge satisfaction from it. Even if I won the lottery tomorrow, I wouldn't quit my job. I would love to start a few hours later though.


I live on a tiny Scottish Island! Well that's not strictly true. My home is in Glasgow but since I was a child, my family have had a little bolt hole, in the village of Kilchatten Bay on the beautiful West Coast Isle of Bute. As well as it's stunning scenery and utter tranquility, what I love about Kilchatten Bay is how easy it is to get to. I can jump into my car at 5 o'clock on Friday and just 45 mins later I will be sitting on the ferry, watching mainland Scotland disappear over the horizon taking all of my weekday stresses with it. 


I have two West Highland Terriers.  They love Kilchatten Bay just as much as I do. The eldest is called Choo in tribute to my favourite shoes and the youngest is named Stan after Stanislav Varga, a footballer who used to play for Glasgow Celtic. They are very demanding little creatures, all terriers are little terrors, but they are devoted to each other and to us and I couldn't imagine life without them.

I got married in the Dominican Republic. It was a wonderful celebration of love and family and one of my most precious memories. Our tenth anniversary is on January 9th 2018 and I would love to go back to the Dom Rep and renew our vows.


I have two adult children. My son is almost 24 and my daughter will be 21 on Thursday. For most of my childrens' younger years it was just the three of us and at times things were pretty difficult but somehow they have both grown into clever, compassionate, remarkable adults and I am hugely proud of them both.

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14 comments:

  1. This is such a great post Julie! I would have never thought you were a lawyer :) Your family look beautiful too xx

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  2. Aw thanks Lauren, I think we all have so many sides to us but in this community we often see only one - the blogger. I thought it would be fun to share some other aspects of my life. I am really glad you enjoyed reading it x

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  3. You look so beautiful in your wedding picture and your dogs are adorable. I would have never guessed that you are a lawyer!

    Raise The Waves

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  4. Oh thanks Mel, it was a very happy day. My dogs are villians but yes, they are adorable and I love them both. It was the idea that bloggers have a whole other life we rarely hear anything about that made me think about writing this post. Hopefully other bloggers might do something similar and we can all get to know each other better x

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  5. Jessica Edmunds25 January 2015 at 20:26

    Oh wow you have such a gorgeous daughter, what a lovely family!! I have always wanted to visit scotland so I hope I can someday xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs♥


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    1. I just showed her your post - she is now strutting about the house feeling gorgeous. If you do ever come to Scotland - you could stay in my Island bolthole for a few days - and a weekend in Glasgow with us too - great shopping x

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  • Brenda BusyBee25 January 2015 at 20:34

    Lovely post Julie :) I always enjoy these ones where you get to see a bit more about the blogger behind the blog! It surprised me that you are a lawyer by day - I'm not sure why?! I wanted to be a lawyer growing up. Now I just have to settle for Law & Order! Lovely photo of your family :) xx

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. I really like these posts too which is why I decided to write this. I would love if more of you do a similar style post so I can get to know you too x

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