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... was a happy festival feeling not a "rushed" "impatient" busy, just perfect. I was embarrassed to admit that I couldn't identify the castle but walked around, got a map, got food from M&S and returned. What a joy it was to sleep the first night, even when mum woke up and turned the lamp on at 3am. First Impressions: Edinburgh has a great feel, safe and happy. ...
... have a number of visitors. Gary Cwitco and Fern Valin just left and we had a great trip to the Isle of Skye…that will be another blog in itself. Later this week, my cousin Sandra and husband Greg arrive for a few days. It has been great to have friends and family come, and the timing of all these visits has worked out well. I’ve enjoyed them all.
A highlight of this week was to go back to St. Giles and to hear ...
... up at the hotel. For lunch we went around the corner to the really cute Patisserie Valerie. Space was limited for our group of six, so Nikki and I got to enjoy some quality time at a separate table. Nikki ordered the quiche of the day, and I couldn't resist having breakfast for lunch (poached eggs, toast, and coffee). After lunch, we walked a block or two on the Royal Mile to St. Giles' Cathedral, which we can actually see ...
... shops, each FULL of whisky. Not only did they sell actual bottles of whisky (in various sizes) but they also sold whisky-flavoured everything (from fudge to coffee).
After the castle we visited the "Scotch Whisky Experience" which is essentially an educational centre boasting the largest collection of whisky in the world (over 3,000 different types). Denny picked out and then bought ...
... who we travelled through through Spain with) even more of a coincidence was that the guys they went with were mutual friends with the rest of our group. Damn small town NZ syndrome.
The game was tense at times and Scotland even made it into the lead at one point. ABs sorted them out quickly of course though. After a cheapo dinner tackeled the drive back home, which was long but easy going. Pretty goo effort for a weekend mission.
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