Scotland Meetup, Anyone?

At London Heathrow Airport

Ken and I at London Heathrow Airport while waiting for transit

Hi everyone!! Ken and I just arrived safely in Scotland yesterday, Aug 4. We are at Glasgow right now while Ken works here for the next two weeks, before we move on to Edinburgh for personal travel. Hi to all the Scottish readers!! ^^

I’m thinking of doing a meetup while I’m here. Originally I wasn’t thinking of that because I didn’t know if there were any Scottish readers, but your overwhelming responses to my previous post announcing my Scotland visit proved me wrong! Thanks for your help everyone!

If we were to do a meetup, here are the dates Ken and I can make it:

  1. This Saturday, Aug 10 (evening) at Glasgow
  2. This Sunday, Aug 11 (evening), at Glasgow
  3. Next Saturday, Aug 17 (evening) at Edinburgh
  4. Aug 19 (evening) at Edinburgh

Please post a comment to the post indicating (a) your name and interest to attend, (b) the options you can make it (as many as  possible so it’s easier for me to organize a date/option that applies for everyone), (c) names of as well as any friends/family you can bring to the meetup! Please RSVP by Aug 7. We’ll move ahead with the meetup if we have enough participants! (I’ll update on this post by Aug 8 if we are moving through or not.)

If you have any venue to recommend for the meetup–a vegetarian/vegan friendly cafe/eatery–feel free to throw it out!

Oh, thanks for all your engagement photographer recommendations in my previous post! *huge hugs* We have located two awesome engagement photographers — Neil Douglas and Orange Lemur — who have kindly offered to partially sponsoring our shoots and will be shooting us at Glasgow and Edinburgh respectively. We are covering locations ranging from cafes, streets, castle/ruins, garden/park, greens/plains, beach, and perhaps more. I can’t wait to get started. I hope the pictures turn out great!!!

Look forward to seeing you guys soon! :)

Image: Inverary Castle

  • TheMathsMagpie

    Have a fabulous time! Please come to Manchester next time!

    • Lukas Adrian Dohnal

      I wholeheartedly add to this request! Are you planning to visit Manchester anytime soon Celes? :)

      • Celestine Chua

        Hi Magpie and Lukas!! I’m not too sure; no travel plans to Manchester at the moment I’m afraid! :( How far is Manchester from Glasgow?

        • Lukas Adrian Dohnal

          217 road miles. 3 and 1/2 hours by train, 75 minutes by an airplane.

  • Alice

    Hi Celes :)
    I would be interested in the meetup & could make either of the Edinburgh dates. There is a great veggie restaurant called Henderson’s in the centre of town too :)

    • Celestine Chua

      Hi Alice, thanks for your RSVP!! :) We might not be able to make it for an Edinburgh meetup; in the event that it’s in Glasgow this weekend, would you be able to make it?

      • Alice

        Hi! I’m so sorry- I forget to check this page! I’m really not sure – it would be difficult for me for travel times & money reasons to get to Glasgow & back! Would there definitely be no chance for an Edinburgh meetup at all? Hope you’re having a good time so far!

        • Celestine Chua

          Hi Alice, no worries! It looks like there aren’t many Glasgow readers on PE, so we likely won’t be doing a Glasgow meetup this weekend.

          But I’ll see if we can do an Edinburgh meetup with you; my struggle is that we have to make ourselves available from 17-19 Aug for our engagement photoshoot and I have a course to run (online) on Sunday. Because our shoot is subjected to weather conditions, I can’t confirm whether we’ll be available on 19 Aug or not at this moment too.

          I’ll get in touch with you if we can meet while we are in Edinburgh! If we can complete our shoot over the weekend (17-18 Aug), I was wondering if you would be kind enough to show us around Edinburgh for half a day or so on 19 Aug? (We are returning on 20 Aug.) But again, it’s really subjected to our shoot; we might not even get to meet (which I hope won’t be the case)!

          Let me know, Alice! I hope we can meet up soon! :)

          • Alice

            Celes I would love to show you round & would be so honoured :) it’s an incredible time here with the festival – perhaps there are shows you might be interested in. That’s absolutely fine, can appreciate travel plans are difficult to predict! I’m free then so please just let me know what happens & hope to see you soon!

            • Celestine Chua

              Okay, I’ll keep you posted Alice! :) We’ll probably only be able to confirm if we can meet up on Monday, by Saturday (because that’s when we’ll meet our Edinburgh photographers the first time). Chances should be high, but let’s see how the weather goes and what they say!

              Regardless though, I’ll let you know when we are set to leave for Edinburgh, via e-mail! (The e-mail address you used to contact me.) Stay tuned Alice! :)

  • Thachayini

    Hi Celestine,
    Sorry to catch you at a time like this. I’ve been trying to reach you for a one-to-one coaching and I have not had much luck in locating an email in the website. It would be much appreciated if you could let me know how I can contact you with regards to the coaching.

    I understand that you’re on a holiday hence time is not a factor. My apologies for intruding on your travel updates. Hope you’re having a great time. :)

    • Celestine Chua

      Hi Thachayini, I’m sorry to hear that you had trouble locating an e-mail on the site!! You can reach me at business [at] personalexcellence [dot] co. Look forward to hearing from you soon! :)

  • Scott Johnston

    I’m not free on ur meetup dates. Shame! Love Ken’s 555 heart balloons (in his proposal). Enjoy Scotland! x

  • Stacey

    I’m not free for any of the meet up dates! Such a shame but I’m sure you and Ken will have a fabulous time in Glasgow! Enjoy Celes! :D xx

    • Celestine Chua

      Hi Stacey, no problem and thanks for letting us know! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead — I’m definitely enjoying my stay here! :)

  • Karen

    Hi, hope you’re enjoying your time in our fair city.
    I can recomend that you try The Hanoi Bike Shop & Marthas, for some yummy vegetarian food. X

    • Celestine Chua

      Thanks Karen! I’ve checked and looks like Martha’s is only 5 minutes away from my hotel (Radisson Blu). Will check it out soon with Ken! :)

      • Karen

        It is! It’s just up the hill!
        Enjoy! :)

  • Scott Torrance

    Hey if you are able to make Edinburgh I’d definitely be up for meeting on either of the dates and would also be happy to show you around a little on the 19th if Alice isn’t able to :)

    I’m sure I’d be able to get a few people along to the Meetup as well :)

    • Celestine Chua

      Hi Scott, how lovely! We would love to meet both you and Alice! Would you be able to make it on 19th Aug, evening, for the meetup? We hope to have our engagement shoot wrapped up by 17th and 18th, so that on 19th we can proceed with the Edinburgh readers meetup with you, Alice, and also your friends if possible!

      Let us know!!