Ardgowan House Hotel
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... Royal Mile, my old place on Cockburn Street, Victoria Street (the inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter), Greyfriars Bobby, Armstrong's Second Hand Shop and The Elephant Café before we supped on delicious Haggis, Neeps and Tatties at The Mitre Pub on the Mile...busy morning. We also had coffee at Valvona and Crolla - possibly the city's best deli/winery/café!
After getting directions to ...
... was simply destroyed by rubbish being tipped from trucks and the stench was unbelievable.
Many of the roads are not on satnav systems and most do not have signs so one has no idea where to go.
Croatia was always one of my top country's but sadly it looks since they were given European status it has gone down. Before it had its own charm and most cars etc were cheap old bangers etc. Now the car market is all coming from ...
... and told them to try it sometime.
Olie set up a time to leave the club and go to the nearest to bus stop. Originally he was just going to give me the directions to the stop and then he walked me to the stop. We got there with 15 mins to spare so I walked him back to the club. We proceeded to exchange good-bye and he gave me a parting hug. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much of a gentleman he was.
I arrived home safe and sound around 3am.
... time for a quick stop at the Scottish National Gallery. While not in the same league as the National Gallery in London, the permanent collection does include Raphael, Botticelli, and Titian. One highlight for me was passing by a cafe just south of the Royal Mile called the Elephant House. The back patio of this tiny spot, overlooking the Edinburgh Castle, was where J.K. Rowling spent many hours writing the first Harry Potter ...
... my paternal
grandmother’s father. I found information going back 3 generations. I was so
excited. William Galloway (the elder) was a stone mason turned sculptor who married
his first cousin at the age of 38 at the Royal British Hotel in Edinburgh. This
is the hotel where I am staying! He was
one of four children to George Galloway, the others being George, Elizabeth and
Janet. My search ground to a halt with the next generation. David Galloway ...