A bit about you, what do you do, how do you spend your time? What’s important in life?
Chris: What’s important- family, friends. I work (as a chartered accountant); I come home; I spend time with my fiancee and the cat. It’s a simple life, but I enjoy it. On the weekends, do I go sky diving, knife fighting? No. I grab a beer and watch TV, spend time with Erin and I’m happy.
Erin: I just finished my second degree at Edinburgh Napier, now I work as a Games Master at the Harry Potter escape rooms (among many other jobs: festival/non profit volunteer, theatre reviewer, conference host, etc.) What’s important in life? Integrity, honesty, love, family, friends, gratitude, little moments of joy and magic. You can find those every day if you look for them. I think it was Roald Dahl who initially said, “If you don’t believe in magic, you’ll never find it.” Well, I believed that I would find something magical when I first moved to Scotland in 2016, but finding Chris exceeds all my dreams. I spend my time laughing at his jokes, cuddling the cat, and taking Chris along to see as much theatre, music, performance as I can. Even though I miss my family back in America every day (thank goodness for FaceTime), I’ve never been as happy as I am right now!