Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Zoe’s Fabulous Harry Potter Tours

Hello, and welcome to Zoe’s Fabulous Harry Potter Tours.  My name is Zoe and I will be you tour guide today and tell you about movies, magic and more. Hover, or click on the dots on the lightning scar to learn more about Harry Potter

King Arthur’s Marvellous Tour

As a final project for the UK, Mikhaila and Zoe did some extra research on areas of interest. Mikhaila selected sites and information related to King Arthur – a favourite of hers. We hope you enjoy her tour! To learn more about places in the

The Grand Old Town of York….

The coolest things in York are in the Shambles…. What do I mean by this? If you would like to find out, you’re in the right place. There is a place in the city of York called the “Shambles“, after the butchers’ benches that were

Millionaire’s Shortbread

You don’t have to be a millionaire to make Millionaire’s shortbread! This is a Scottish treat that we tried a couple of times and really enjoyed it. Ingredients: For the shortbread: 225g/8oz plain flour 175g/6oz unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes 75g/2¾oz caster sugar For

Yes or No…that is the question

As you may be aware, Scotland is conducting a national referendum on September 18th, 2014.  The question on the table: Should Scotland separate from the United Kingdom? The outcome will have definite impacts on the country, regardless of which side wins the vote.  We have

#1 Way to Eat Pie for Dinner!

For our Scottish recipe, I chose to make Cottage Pie.  While making this recipe, I learned that the only difference between this pie and Shepherd’s Pie, is that Shepherd’s Pie is made with lamb, and this pie is made with beef!  I hope you enjoy

It’s the People that you Meet!

While in the UK, we have been staying in Travelodge hotels as needed. They are similar to our Travelodges at home – clean and safe – but not a lot of frills. Some days, we tour, tour, tour and then simply fall asleep in our


Today we had a great day in Edinburgh, (pronounced Edinburrrrr – no bor-rough!)….we started our day early and couldn’t stop until late as there was so much to see and do in this vibrant city! We started on the Royal Mile and worked our way

A place with a “Stirling” reputation

Have no fear!  You can enjoy this posting with or without a bonnie Scottish accent! Stirling Castle is one of the older castles in Scotland, with a history dating back to the 1200’s, and with some buildings within the current castle as old as the

Ode to Haggis

Haggis is considered to be the national dish of Scotland. We decided that we needed to learn more about it so that we could give it the appreciation it deserves. We thought about adding it to our Global Fieldtrip Recipe Book, but decided it might be

The Battle of Culloden

We went to the Culloden Battlefield Memorial just outside of Inverness, to learn more about the history of the Jacobites and the British government. In the museum, we learned some very interesting facts that had a big impact on our lives.  There were some special

Nessie: Fact or Fiction?

Have you ever wondered if the Loch Ness monster is real? The answer to this question is yes, Nessie is real. I know this because there have been many personal accounts, scientists have never been able to disprove this, and I saw Nessie myself while

Strathardle Highland Gathering

Press play and listen to the music as you read this post.  This is what it sounded like! We attended Strathardle’s 133rd annual Highland Games, in Kirkmichael. There were many things you could watch and listen to.  The things I saw were Scottish dancers, pillow fights,