5 Cost-Free Things to Do with Your Date in Aberdeen During Autumn

Scotland’s 3rd largest city, Aberdeen, is a harbor city on its northeast coast. It is considered as an important sea port, regional center and nothing less than the hub of the North Sea oil industry.

As one walks through the streets of Aberdeen, it unashamedly shows how the past can thrive with the present. One can see the romance of the old life and the beating of all things new as structures and buildings of ages past and of the present stand tall side by side.

It is a city where possibilities can be glanced at every corner for while it has known spots, it also has spaces where one must take the time to search and savor perhaps more so during Autumn. Autumn, after all, is said to be the most picturesque time to visit Aberdeen.

Like most cities that do not fear to embrace both its past and present, Aberdeen has its spaces for those who aspire to start and strengthen their relationships. These include places where Aberdeen dating can be fun, light and perhaps in the end, truly lasting.

Here are the things you can do in the city where you and your date can do for free and still have the time of your life in Aberdeen:

  1. Catch the autumn sunrise together. Sunrise is almost always a spectacular show in the sky and many would say more so, in this part of Scotland. To catch this natural art in the sky, you only have to go to one of Aberdeen’s beaches which is really just 10 minutes from the city center. And of course, you can enjoy a stroll along the beach as well. This is something that Aberdeen singles can just do to relax and enjoy.

    Aberdeen Beach
  2. Relive history together as you visit the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Take note that the Aberdeen harbor is one of the oldest in the world. There are plenty of things to see and talk about while you are there.
  3. Seek out the beauty of art as you check out the Aberdeen Art Gallery.  Its art gallery features works from the 15th century to present day. Be aware that the museum also hosts free lunch hour concerts and lectures! Other museums which are free to visit are the Marischal College and Museum which is the 2nd largest granite structure in the world and Provost Skene’s House. 

    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Photo: Colin Smith
  4. Don’t forget to take a walking tour of old Aberdeen. Your time in Aberdeen wouldn’t be complete without exploring together the Old Aberdeen which has some of the most beautiful architecture in the city. Also free to tour are the King’s College founded in 1495 and the St. Machar’s Cathedral, which dates back to the 19th century.
  5. Before you call it a day, stop over at the Aberdeen Harbor. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the harbor is Britain’s oldest business, having been established in 1136. Even as you take in all the activity of the port along with the fresh breeze, you and your date can also try to  catch sight of seals and dolphins which usually play near the entrance.

    Aberdeen Harbor. Photo: Russ Hamer

One can indeed enjoy the city of Aberdeen without emptying one’s pocket even as the Christmas season may be drawing near. Aside from experiencing the beauty and history that the city has to offer, what better way (or best way!) to do it with your date or with someone who now holds not just your hand but also your heart.

35 Inspiring Quotes on Change

Are you facing change or transition in your life?

It can be challenging, frustrating, frightening.

But you need not feel being drowned as you cope with the coming change. Sometimes, an encouraging word or two can be that helpful. Or should I say, most of the time. Anyways, check out these quotes on change and be inspired:

    1. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” —Henry Ford
    2. “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.” —Anatole France
    3. “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” —Tuli Kupferberg
    4. “Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history.” —Joan Wallach Scott
    5. Nothing happens unless something is moved. – Albert Einstein
    6. The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates
    7. In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety. – Abraham Maslow
    8. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right. – Tony Robbins
    9. Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. – Coco Chanel
    10. I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso
    11. Old ways won’t open new doors. – Unknown
    12. We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. – Anais Nin
    13. The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. – W.E.B. Du Bois
    14. Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. – Oprah Winfrey
    15. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover. – Mark Twain 
    16. Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later. – Bob Goff
    17. Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time. – Asha Tyson
    18. The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. – Ivy Baker Priest
    19. Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. – Unknown
    20. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach
    21. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain
    22. If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. – Norman Vincent Peale
    23. Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict. – Saul Alinsky
    24. On the precipice of any great change, we can see with terrifying clarity the familiar firm footing we stand to lose, but we fill the abyss of the unfamiliar before us with dread at the potential loss rather than jubilation over the potential gain of gladnesses and gratifications we fail to envision because we haven’t yet experienced them. – Maria Popova
    25. Change may be alarming, but it is also refreshing – even exhilarating. – Robert Greene
    26. Don’t be afraid to change. You may lose something good, but you may gain something even better. – Unknown
    27. It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it’s that place in between that we fear. – Marilyn Ferguson
    28. I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says “turn back…” – Erica Jong
    29. The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. – M. Scott Peck
    30. Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change. – Gretchen Rubin
    31. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. – Unknown
    32. It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really, brave. – Unknown
    33. Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change. – Tom Clancy
    34. Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes. – Roy T. Bennett
    35. We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. Rick Warren

**I am grateful to success.com and to wisdomquotes.com for sharing some of the above quotes.

Take Out One More Worry in Your Travels, in Your Life

I think it should be non-negotiable, required, SOP.

Even if the Land Transportation Office or its equivalent government agencies in any country of the world would not require it, getting a car insurance should be automatic for a car owner.

After all, a car insurance is for the ultimate good of the car owner. You may shell out some amount to pay for the assurance but what is that in the long run, when the time of need comes? When you’ve had that accident, experienced theft and incurred automobile damage — you’ll be grateful you’ve taken the time and shelled the amount for a car insurance policy.

It’s like having an emergency savings fund. It doesn’t seem necessary until you have that emergency.

We are then glad that we have extensive car insurance policies offered in our country like that of the Malayan Automaster.

And if you find yourself with plenty of excuses that you’ve got no time to visit an insurance office or that you are unsure how much it will really cost you, then this is good news for you: you can access it all online to know more about the best car insurance in the Philippines. Go ahead and click it to also get more info about car insurance essentials such as automobile loss/own damage, third part liability, auto personal accident, acts of God protection and more.

Take out one more worry in your travels, in your life. Take time to think through and purchase a car insurance. In the end, it’s all win-win for you to do so.