If you have not heard of Outlander you are missing out! Outlander is an amazing series my mom got me hooked on when I was 13 and I’ve been reading the series ever since. There are eight books in the series and I am a eagerly awaiting the ninth book.
Starzz came out with an Outlander miniseries for TV last year and I was ecstatic my love for Jamie and Claire could not be denied any more. What better way to celebrate their love and my obsession with Scotland than by watching Outlander. Season two is scheduled to premier in a few weeks on Saturday April 9.April 9 is the day! #outlander #seasontwo #jamiefraser #ILoveOutlander Click To Tweet
Here is an amazing photo gallery showcasing some of the amazing costumes for the upcoming season.
If like me you have been going through Jamie and Claire withdrawals here are some things that you can do to help get you ready and excited for the premiere of the second season of the show.
Read the books! If you have not read the books you have been seriously missing out. If you think the TV show is awesome just wait until you read the books; eight full novels of Jamie and Claire adventures spanning over 50 years. Honestly one of the best literary series ever in my opinion. Start off with book one, which was covered last season where they are in Scotland and continue on to book two, Dragonfly in Amber, which they are starting shortly, set mostly in France.
Re-watching season one is the best way to get ready for season two.
Get yourself the Outlander coloring book, also the perfect way to pass the time while you’re watching the show, you can color in scenes from the show
Take a trip to Scotland and see some of the sites from Outlander, at least that’s what I did on my honeymoon. My wonderfully tolerant husband allowed me to drag him to so many Outlander sites. There’s so many things to see in Scotland related to the novel, the Highlands, Edinburgh, Fraser Castle, Inverness, Loch Ness, Craig na Dun (or any standing stone circle), the battle of Culloden field, Fort William, and tons more.If you can’t take a trip to Scotland because it’s a month away before the show starts, is too expensive and you just don’t live close, why not take a trip through your computer and just look up the beautiful sites on the net. It’s a cheaper and easier way to get the Scottish feel without actually being there.
Drink some Scotch! They mention Glenfiddich in the book, but that definitely isn’t my favorite kind of scotch. You could definitely get the Scottish feel of the Highlands by drinking a very good scotch. My personal preference (influenced strongly by my husband) would be Macallan 18, but I’m also a big fan of Arran Gold, which I cannot get in Canada (I need more!). What’s your scotch of choice? Comment below so I can try out some new ones.
Convince your man to wear a kilt, if needed promise him some benefits afterwards. Honestly there’s nothing more awesome than a man in a kilt, plaid, camo, or other colour. Tell him he gets bonus points for a Scottish accent (my husband ROCKS one!).
Start a herb garden, then when Claire is talking about certain herbs and how to heal people you can channel your inner Claire and try to apply some of that knowledge in your daily life too.
Brush up on your Scottish history and then you’ll actually know what’s going to happen and what they’re going to go through. It’s a lot more fun when you have some sort of understanding of the history of Scotland. It is not necessary, but a super fun way to follow along the show when you have a working knowledge of the history behind Bonnie Prince Charlie and the battle of Culloden leading up to the big war.
Are you an Outlander fan? Fan of Scotland? More importantly are you a Jamie, Young Ian, or Roger fan??? Please comment below with what was your favourite scene in season one and/or what are you most looking forward to them covering in season two?