Poppies Hotel & Restaurant
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... buzz in Edinburgh, not only is it the start of the Military Tattoo it was also the start of the Arts Festival. It was amazing walking in as all the stands were up and there was a real buzz. Mind you, we had to explain the Military Tattoo to the yanks on our tour as to what it was all about. Bill was a wealth of knowledge, telling us that the Castle Rock, according to the archaeological reports, is said to be around 700 million years old. It used to be volcanic ...
... got home and we all had a quick chat before heading to bed.
Tomorrow we are off to Whitburn, where the Pattisons (Uncle Alec's family) live. We are staying there for the night and looking forward to a catch up and notoriously big night with them.
20 & 21 August
We had a very lazy morning before heading over to Whitburn in the car after lunch. Whitburn is nearly smack bang in between Glasgow and Edinburgh, so it took ...
... were not becoming evident, it clearly only took one day of things going very wrong to convince me to leave.
I booked a ticket to London and paid for my ticket over three days – an amusing outcome of the very low cash withdrawals which are allowed from ATMs across Africa and the fact that the travel agency did not have an EFTPOS machine (seems totally reasonable). It made me very nervous that my paperwork consisted of two sentences on a post-it note until the day ...
... got lost or into trouble and needed a hand.
The tour first stopped at a place named Pitlochary for breakfast and coffee. The view from this town is great. Just imagine sitting in a nice warm coffee lounge looking out the window to the mountains covered in snow. Amazing!! From there we drove through a few other smaller towns and then to Loch Ness where we spent about 1.5 hrs. From loch Ness we went to Glen Coe and then back to Edinburgh. Along the tour ...
... to the Scot Legend William Wallace, the city council came across a bit of a snag... they knew from descriptions what his body looked like... but no real idea of his features... So... after much deliberation they finally settled on a face... Try to guess... yup... Mel Gibson! The people were so annoyed that they have renamed the statue William Gibson.
Speaking of Braveheart... I got to meet one of the stars of the film today... ...