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For the past week we've been experiencing Edinburgh's Festival. I've never seen anything like this (I keep saying that, don't I?). There are actually two Festivals going on simultaneously: the Fringe (https://www.edfringe.com/) and the Festival (http://www.eif.co.uk/). From what I gather, the Fringe Festival is a bit more edgy, younger, and more experimental while ...
... With that in mind, I headed for the hills (quite literally), taking a wee trip into the beautiful, yet haunting, landscapes of the Scottish highlands. Highlights of the trip included the serene Loch Lomond, a partial view of the UK's highest peak, Ben Nevis, and a boat trip on Loch Ness in search of the famed Loch Ness Monster. Unfortunately I didn't catch a glimpse of the illusive Nessie, not that I expected to...as my Scottish friend Alister (of OBHS house master fame) ...
... the hairdresser was a young guy who looked like it might be his first day, Kev kindly let Tom go first. After watching the young hairdresser very unconvincingly begin Tom's haircut Kev decided he might look elsewhere and left Tom to it. Kev managed to find a good experienced guy for only 9 pounds. When Kev returned to check on Tom he was amazed to see the guy was only halfway through. As it turned out both Kev and Tom were happy with their haircuts and Tom was pleased ...
... so I felt it an important place to visit. We spent a few hours in St. Andrew's, looking at the ruins of the castle and cathedral, sitting on the beach, having a tradtional afternoon tea, and seeing the oldest golf course. Everything closed in this small town a 5:30, so we took that as a sign to head back to Edinburgh and see what the night had in store for us.
We rose relatively early the next morning. We thanked our awesome host for allowing us to stay with her ...
... away. I can just imagine being a young witch or wizard and going to Potions or Transfiguration Class there! It used to be a school and college for the deaf, but is now for sale as a "world class hotel." What a shame.
There was still so much more that we saw and did in Edinburgh, but those stories will have to wait for another time. I mean, if we tell you everything now, what will we have left to share when we get back? ;)