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... conditions led to many rich people leaving the city for London. In 1752 a leaflet was printed to try to encourage the wealthy to stay in the city. Over ten years later the competition to design a New Town, to attract the wealthy back to Edinburgh, was launched. The winner was James Craig, whose design inspired the New Town's grid like system of streets (including Princes Street and Queen Street, named to celebrate the Act of Union). Building began in 1767 and, what ...
... was my first day at work (at Laing – the jewellers) and even though I asked a few people, being a Monday, no one was interested – oh and half way through the pay-month didn’t help either. Not even one 'green pint’? Got mixed results on that one!
- Daylight saving hours started here. Still don’t know the proper name for it here. But the daylight hours are VERY LONG. The birds start chirping at about 3.30am (great because ...
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Fuel consumption was simply amazing and she averaged most of the time about 130mpg which is about 28 miles p/litre which is fantastic when one considers its revving at 5 -7000rpm much of the time.Now I know the bike and feel happy to take it far away on adventures etc I have another idea up my sleeve and that is to fly it to Iceland and do a charity run around the main island!! Watch this space!!
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... and the company I did it with (Rabbie's Trail Burners). The guide, Audrey, was exceptional. She told stories with even more passion than Billy!! As she drove us through her country, she would duck off the beaten track to show us a favorite spot from when she would visit as a child. She held our attention through the long hours (it's a 12 hour day trip) telling stories of gruesome torture, ferocious beasts, legendary battles, kings of old ("Juicy Brucy", Robert the Bruce, is ...
The remainder of our vacation we stayed in Edinburgh. We decided to cut out Glasgow because everyone in Scotland said it was a dump and Edinburgh was much nicer. We'll never know if they were right or not but it seemed to be the general consensus. Edinburgh quickly dethroned San Francisco as my favorite city ...