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... it had taken pretty much the whole day so David decided to 'open the bar' early at 4pm. It's not fun packing, but some beer and wine helped us unwind.
After another delicious meal at home, David phoned his brother, Derek. It may seem unworthy of a mention in the blog, but they haven't been on the phone for years. Literally. There have been a few emails, but that's about it. It was good to catch up...
... s mum. It had been quite a few years since David had been in Scotland for Christmas and this year wouldn't be an exception. It was still nice to have the full traditional Christmas dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. There was even crackers and homemade Christmas pudding with brandy butter. Everyone was fit to burst by the time we finished and moved on to coffee, chocolates and liquors.
... finished to take us home. David's parents were taking us out for dinner this evening so we walked down the hill into Melrose village to the Burts Hotel.The food was very good even though we just ate in the bar instead of the restaurant - it came from the same kitchen, cooked by the same chef. Maria and David's parents went for the fish option, which was a nice piece of Hake, while David went with the Lamb dish which came with two different cuts of meat on the plate. Delicious!
... playing musical instruments with one even playing the bagpipes.
We continued walking down the Royal Mile, all the way to the bottom past the Scottish Parliament building, to Holyrood Palace. We didn't bother paying to go in for a look around, we just had a look and took a photo from outside like a lot of other tourists.
Instead of walking back up the Royal Mile, we walked up Calton Road, past the Calton Hill graveyard ...
... vessels and has yeast added to convert the sugar to alcohol. Glenkinchie had 8 vessels, each at a slightly different stage of the 2-3 day process to complete the 'Fermentation' stage leaving a liquid called wash. We got to look into three of the vessels, the first was only a hours old and smelt terrible, the one midway through smelt better and the final one at the end of the process actually smelt of bananas. Weird.
The wash, which contains ...