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... away in Central and South America during the last nine months.
We also had a few Christmas gifts, that we had bought in Scotland, that we needed to take to Finland.
Yesterday we bought a couple of boxes to post some of the non essential stuff back to New Zealand (once we have somewhere to live and an address). The boxes seemed a good size, a little bigger than a shoe box, and they had ...
... of our stuff to New Zealand. We bought a couple of boxes that could send up to 2kg each very cheaply.
The final shop in Melrose was the Woolen Mill where we managed to buy some gifts, but obviously can't give away more than that just in case somebody guesses what they're getting.
Walking back from the Woolen Mill, we passed Melrose Abbey which was looking nice. Last time ...
... movies to see the Hobbit and we had a bit of time to kill before it started so we had a drink at the Salmon Inn. Although there are not many shops in the town, there are still quite a few bars and takeaways that seem to do okay. Maria managed to get some Somersby cider from Denmark, which made her happy. David's Belhaven ale was not so great so he switched to Guinness, which was really good and made him happy.
There were cheaper tickets for the cinema on Thursdays, ...
... Street Gardens.
We headed down to the bus station, right next door, to take the bus to Galashiels. It took an hour to get to outskirts of Edinburgh alone and then another 40 minutes to get to Galashiels. The bus passengers are no doubt eagerly awaiting the opening of the train service next year.
David's dad picked us up from Galashiels and drove us to Melrose where a nice homemade dinner was waiting for us. Spoilt or ...
... lie in the wooden casks for eight years or more.
The Glenkinchie distillery has approximately five million pounds worth of whisky sitting in barrels maturing.
Having seen round the entire place, we were then taken to the Tasting Room. The standard tour includes a taste of 2 whiskies, one of theirs and one free choice from the bar. David decided to take the Flavour of Scotland option which had 4 tastings. David was happy to be guided by John ...