Six word Saturday


Gone to Edinburgh.  NOT Christmas shopping!

I’ve booked a last minute seat on a Christmas shopping coach trip to Edinburgh, just for the day.  It’s years since I was in Edinburgh, and never at Christmas, so I’m quite excited to see Princes St. with its fairy lights.

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh- courtesy of Wikipedia

Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh- courtesy of Wikipedia

Doubt I’ll get up as high as Arthur’s Seat, but you never know! I do know it will be COLD though.  Leaving at the crack of dawn so I won’t be able to link to Six word Saturday till I get home. See you then!



  1. I spent four days in Edinburgh in 1998, and fell in love with it. Unfortunately it’s a long trip from Australia so I’m unlikely to revisit, but I get nostalgic when I watch the Edinburgh Tattoo each year on TV.

  2. Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities – so regal and proud – stunningly beautiful. First time I visit was a very cold, crisp November morning in 1998 – and I fell in love from the first moment I stepped of the train from Glasgow.
    I traveled back to Brighton with the first Virgin train ever … leaving Edinburgh, fantastic journey – but when I came to London I had enough. Been back 10 times and I would love to go again. Looking forward to some beautiful posts now.

      1. Jo, I’m sure that – there has been something coming out of it … *smile
        I’m mad about Edinburgh. 5 hours – 5 photo per hour …= 50 photos to share with us. *smile
        5 hours in Edinburgh isn’t enough – glad you had a great time.

      2. Jo, please …. you don’t have to catch with anything.
        I know it’s takes a good time to be a perfect blogger, but nobody ask us to be.

      3. Jo, I don’t understand – some of them post up to 10-15 post per day … and on top of it – they visit and comment on others, super-bloggers.

      4. Yes, but we have a life, Vivi 🙂 Let’s enjoy it!
        I’m walking tomorrow and visiting the Lake District with Michael (for his work) on Tuesday. I post when I can fit it in, or sometimes there’s just something I’m bursting to share, and I can’t sleep. 🙂

      5. Have a great day in the Lake District- wonderful area of England. Would have loved to join you.
        No rush with posting – I will be here when ever you find the time.
        I’m off to the day clinic – my monthly rinse. *smile. Looks like it’s going to be a great day. Not a cloud on the sky. Have a great Monday. Morning Hug comes your way.

    1. It’s maybe 2 and a bit hours by car, but then you’ve got parking and all those problems. The coach took more than 4 hours to get me there, and I had 5 hours to zip around in. It’s certainly a city full of character 🙂 Amazing what we all have access to, if we want to.

  3. Hi Jo,
    Hope you enjoyed it! I was in the Christmas market briefly on Saturday. It was manic! Probably bumped into you without knowing it. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

    1. Hiya Colin! 🙂 I would have loved to have a quick meet up, but I didn’t like to impose. I wanted to see as much as possible in just a little time. I did think about asking you for a whistlestop tour, but chickened out 😦 I managed quite a bit, even half hour in your Scottish Parliament buildings.
      The markets were havoc, and I contented myself with looking down from Scott’s Monument.

  4. I liked Edinburgh although we’ve only been there once. One very long day. We drove up from our B&B at Crieff and went to where the Queen Elizabeth II’s yacht, HMY Britannia, was berthed. We left the car there and took the bus down to old town and the castle area. It was soooo nice a visit.

    I hope your visit was as nice or nicer than ours. BTW, parking was free at the Ocean Terminal and the city bus picked us up out front.

    1. 🙂 I would go again. We are coming back to London (have tickets) in May. We could take our granddaughter, KP, castle hopping. She likes princesses.

    2. It was a coach trip, Jim, so I had no worries. Dropped off at the end of Princes St and once I’d worked out where the castle was (I have totally no sense of direction) I was off and going 🙂 Leith, where the yacht is berthed, is said to be a great place to stay these days. I have some friends going up there today for a couple of nights.(more relaxed than me 🙂 )

      1. Ah good! I’m glad to hear you didn’t get lost! Did Mick go along with you? Did you do some shopping? I guess I will have to wait for your blog post to find out about it! 🙂

      2. No shopping but I eyed up a few kilts 🙂 (don’t be taking that the wrong way- I know you’re American 🙂 ) Just a solo outing- Mick was at “the match”. Enjoy your Sunday, Cathy. Days off- whoo-ee! 🙂

    1. It must have been a fun place to study, Tobyo. I would have liked a couple of days, but this was just enough, as I whizzed around by myself. Just wish I didn’t climb so much! Scott’s Monument, Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill… Thank goodness there wasn’t time for Arthur’s Seat! 🙂

      1. oh no, I didn’t study there. it was when I was a student in Spain and I went north to London and Edinburgh and another small town in Scotland, whose name escapes me at the moment, during spring break. we were there 2-3 days is all and we did climb Arthur’s Seat! and passing the castle we saw the queen leaving in a Rolls Royce. fun memories of a great town. glad you had a fun day!

      2. Hamilton was the name of the other town I went to, just to visit a church of a preacher who was a guest at the church I went to at the time.

      3. Silly me- I just agreed with you, Tobyo, without thinking! Arthur’s seat looked beautiful as the sun started to set. I didn’t know where I wanted to be for the best views. Which reminds me that it’s Conego Branco and I must look and see what Marianne has on offer. I have a feeling December’s going to be FULL! Have a good one, Tobyo 🙂

    1. Sorry, Seonaid- I totally didn’t think! I have a friend who works at the Scottish Parliament too. I made a fleeting visit there today, but didn’t contact Colin because I had no idea how the time would work out. (I was looking for coach trips to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire when I spotted this and booked on impulse! I’m going to Chatsworth next week with my daughter and really looking forward to that- weather permitting 🙂 )

    1. I was looking for a coach trip to an English country home that has a Narnia theme this year when I spotted this, Sam. I’ve booked to go to Chatsworth with my daughter, but I couldn’t resist this little jaunt 🙂

      1. I can’t do no sleep anymore, and today will be interesting as I was up until after 1am with friends, and just been brought tea – less than 8 hours sleep for a girl who now needs 11, could be an interesting day!

  5. Oooo…Edinburgh, I’m jealous! I was born not far from there and haven’t been back in years, so I’m looking forward to hearing all about your trip. Hope you take lots of pix!

  6. buongiorno Giovanna, dove mi porti stamane? ah la bella e solenne Edimburgo…ok, ok….sarò in attesa delle foto con le luci del Natale, e attenta a non fare troppi acquisti, he ?
    passa una splendida giornata
    baci, baci

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