I cannot believe how little time I have left here in Boston
and it still seems like there is a lot left to do.
The pace at work has picked up and I'm busier than ever. I
won't say too much at the moment, but one project has developed into another,
more significant project that everyone's very excited about. All will be
revealed in due course.
Since its launch, the National Trust for Scotland Foundation
USA's new blog has been really popular - helping to keep visitors to the
website on the site for longer. I've also been arranging some guest posts for
the blog and the first one went live yesterday from Ray Perman, author of The Man Who Gave Away His Island and
there are some more great posts in the pipeline (only some of which were
written by me). I've also been keeping the Foundation's Facebook and Twitter
accounts up to date - it's really interesting to watch the way supporters of
the Foundation interact with certain subjects over others.
Outside of work, we've been keeping ourselves busy. At the
end of last week Joanne, Caitlin and I joined some of my colleagues and their
friends at a Japanese lantern festival. We had a great picnic and as the sun
set, hundreds of lanterns were launched onto a lake (large pond) making for a
very pleasant evening.
Last weekend, Jack came up from New York for a visit on
Friday and, after a couple of weeks off, we got back on the Boston tourist
trail on Saturday morning. We paid our second visit to the top of the
Prudential tower - last time we went it was dark, we'd only just arrived and
didn't have a clue where anything was - this time we had a much better idea and
it was a great way to reflect on our time in Boston so far. After that we went
to the New England Aquarium which was very disappointing. On the other hand,
The Museum of Science was great! I got my fill of space, Joanne got her fill of
maths and we all got to sit on a fake camel and a big chair - what more could
There was also a really interesting collection of sick bags on display!
That night Jack, Neil and I headed out to sample some more
of Boston's nightlife. The next day - feeling a little tender, Jack and I set
about planning our post internship travels which I am now incredibly excited
about. Here are some clues about where we're headed:
In other news, my racquetball skills have improved greatly and
I've driven an automatic for the first time and we have discovered a great
frozen yogurt store where you pay by weight.
This weekend, I'm heading to the "Glasgow Lands Scottish
Festival" in Northampton, MA with the Foundation, at which my kilt will make
its US debut. From looking at their website, they're more Scottish there than they are in Scotland. On Sunday we're planning to go on a whale watching tour. There
are also lots of exciting work-related things coming up next week but I wouldn't
want to spoil the next blog post by writing about them now.
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