Six word Saturday


Didn’t we have a lovely time….



…the day we went to Edinburgh.

Sing along!

I’ve tried to give you a feel for our day together but it can’t show the laughter and the smiles.  We saw the castle, from afar, wandered a bit, found the National Museum of Scotland, and even had time for a trip to the Botanic Gardens.  Jude is quite a private person and refused to sit on that bench for a photo, but we agreed it was a splendid bench.  I pinched a discreet shot and I hope she’ll forgive me.

We found the roof terrace of Harvey Nicholls for a celebratory cocktail (thanks, Debs!), moseyed around the corner to an Apothecary Garden that Jude will tell you all about, and ended with a meal in the mezzanine restaurant of the Guildford Arms.  Then somebody blew the whistle and we had to scurry along the platform of Waverley Station.  Last swift hugs, and it was over!

Jude is still there, enjoying the sunshine, but I expect you’ll hear more when she returns from the Borders next weekend.  I’ve still got the swollen hoof so no zumba today, but I did enjoy the reminiscing.  Don’t suppose you’ll be surprised that it’s an Edinburgh walk next Monday.  Have a great weekend and I’ll see you then.  Six words?



  1. Looks like it was a wonderful day! I’ve only managed to meet up with one fellow blogger so far (Marion of Love Travelling). I’d love to be able to meet up with more and have the chance to see things from someone else’s perspective.

    1. It’s interesting, Susan, because we have a lot in common but are obviously all quite different personalities. I’m shockingly nervous about meet ups. The old ‘will they like me?’ raises its head every time. 🙂 🙂

  2. wonderful meet up – and the drinks photo is my fav here – what color! also – glad the sun was shining for you two –seems fitting!
    this post is a great lead in to the monday walk – which I am heading off to now (and Jo – hope the hoof is 100%) 😉

      1. oh glad to hear you are back in routine – whew – you are one fit chick 🙂
        and speaking of that – it is almost time for my yoga class…..
        oh and glad the martini was yum, it looks it –

  3. I’m catching up, as usual, but on the plus side I get to move straight on to your Edinburgh Monday walk from here. And yes, thank you, I did sing along and now it’s stuck in my head. (Except it insists on using Bangor when I’d much rather sing Edinburgh.) What a wonderful meeting!

    1. It was really good fun, H, and I’m missing knowing what she’s up to at the minute. Can’t help being the nosy sort 🙂 And I believe you got a mention, along with a vicarious hug. 🙂

  4. Beautiful castle, streets and flowers! Sounds like you had a great time with Jude (and great weather too!). Going to read your walk about Edinburgh 🙂

  5. Thanks for the lovely snapshot of the city – and the bonus sunshine makes it look even lovelier than it already is. Next time I’m up I must take myself into Edinburgh – maybe my mum would fancy a trip there instead of to the seaside (but probably not!). How lovely to be able to meet up with Jude – I can imagine great fun was had!

    1. I’m waiting to see Jude’s photos, Anna. I’m afraid they’ll put mine to shame. 🙂 It’ll be the first time we’ve been able to make a comparison. Just a little friendly rivalry 🙂 🙂 Sunday hugs, darlin!

  6. Sounds and looks lwith thise great photos like it couldn’t get any better Jo ! well apart from that one sore hoof still 😦 You certainly packed an awful lot into the day . I like the look of your cocktail hoe lovely and decadent . A splendid day out with Jude who I’ve yet to catch up with .

    1. I reckon you could keep up, Poppy 🙂 🙂 We should try it some time. Funnily enough your name came up in conversation (re Cornwall, of course) and Jude hadn’t realised you’re ‘out there’ again. I’m informed that I have to travel to the south west for the next meeting, so you never know 🙂 🙂 I keep on calling you Poppy. Would you prefer to be Louise?

      1. Poppy would be lovely Jo x I hadn’t a cocktail before I wrote that last night although by the spelling mistakes … Lol apologies . Well yes … eek .. you never know !

  7. Gorgeous photos of Edinburgh Jo! I have only been through there once on the train years ago. I always think it looks so lovely in photos – such elegant buildings and those cocktails what more can one say?! 🙂

    1. Absolutely amazing weather today. Wish I could take more advantage of it but it’s a cooking/washing/ironing day. Keeping half an eye on the Davis Cup tennis and I’m only a week or so away from our next Algarve visit. Life’s not so terrible 🙂 🙂

  8. I guessed most of those but don’t know the Apothecary’s Garden. Will have to look out for that next time we’re over. I see you were watching the tennis – we were at the matches yesterday (clever John won tickets) and it was so depressing I couldn’t bear to watch any more! Poor Andy looked exhausted from the beginning. Still, I saw we had salvaged something today so fingers crossed for a miracle tomorrow.

    1. We just need to win 2 matches 🙂 🙂 It was only small but had interesting information about the plants. Jude had done the medicinal garden tour at Alnwick too, so I’m hoping that might turn up as a future walk. 🙂 Happy Sunday!

  9. Who needs word counts?! Love the photos and wow, super packed day. You deserved those cocktails – they look delicious. Look forward to your walk and I’ll join if you don’t mind as Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities which I visited often whilst at university of St. Andrews. Glad you had a great time. Happy relaxing weekend, Jo. 😀

    1. This was one of my best visits, Annika. It started in thick fog so when the sun materialised it was a real treat. 🙂 I will be doing part of the Water of Leith- I reckon 13 miles is a little much, even for me. 🙂 You’ll be very welcome. Not much relaxing… enjoy yours! 🙂

  10. A lazy lump!!! She’ll hear you, then you’ll be in trouble 🙂 Ahh this sounds lovely and what’s this I hear about the west country? I knew you’d have no chance of a photo of Jude, she’s worse than me. Still, I think I’d recognise her from the geranium shot 😉
    I’ve really only spent a few hours in Edinburgh and with my grumpy ex, I’ll go again one day if Scotland promises no rain, you were very lucky after the misty train ride. Hope your ankle gets better, are you resting it now? Big hugs and enjoy the rest of your weekend x:-)x

    1. She knows it’s an affectionate lazy lump 🙂 🙂 Probably! She was back at the hotel by 3 today. I rest my case 🙂 Jude mentioned Bath a time or two. Another long walk! No wonder the ankle aches. I was in the garden for some of the day, resting it. Full speed ahead now though 🙂 Did the show go well? Hugs, darlin!

  11. I like that last shot and what wonderful reminders of an exceptional day. After the fog of the last couple of days I was a little worried that we’d have to stick to the museums so what a delight that the sun shone for us …and still is shining! I think you got the better cocktail. And if I’d known you were doing the laundry today I’d have given you all mine 😀

    Next time – the south-west!

    1. Another page in the ‘diary’, Jude, and a good one. 🙂 I wrote it up on the way home. James has just arrived and my washer can’t cope! You’ll have to drop yours off on the way back.
      Cracking match this!

  12. Hi Jo,
    Tjat looks like a great day, with perfect weather at that. When my wife and I were there, we enjoyed Edinburgh, the surroundings amd the Highlands a lot. Hopefully we’ll be able to go back some time.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  13. What fun you both had . . . . .fabulous photographs and thanks for the great tip about the place to go for cocktails. MrB wants to try and fit in an Edinburgh trip before we disappear back to the Algarve, so if we make it I know where to go now for the celebratory drink 🙂

    1. We were lucky enough to be able to sit outside in the sunshine, Becky. I doubt that’ll last much longer. 🙂 Debbie (Travel with Intent) knows Edinburgh well so you could ask for some ideas. Or Smidge of course (I love Edinburgh), who lives there! 🙂 🙂 It’s a fabulous city.
      Happy Saturday to you!

    1. The weather went from dense fog to dazzling sunshine and we had such a good time, Lynn. 🙂 It’s a wonderful city, if ever you get the chance. How’s the trip going, or are you home again? I’ll come and check as soon as I can.

  14. Edinburgh looks spectacular through your lens, Jo. From the photo and what you recounted, sounds like you covered a lot of ground with Jude. That cocktail martini looks like a delicious strawberry milkshake. Maybe it tasted like one, haha. It is a very pretty drink 🙂

    Take care of your swollen leg and get better soon. Sometimes I do get painful legs when I hike around all day – usually because I’m overly eager to cover too much ground 😀

    1. It’s a really beautiful city, Mabel. 🙂 The martini was raspberry flavoured and very nice! I’m resting my ankle when I can after an accident on the Moors last week. Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! 🙂

  15. I’ve been eagerly waiting for this! I love your Edinburgh and Jude’s. I too stole her image photographing orchids. What a place for a cocktail. Your flower shots are great. I’m looking forward to Monday’s walk. A hug or two wending your way. I didn’t use them all up on Franki after all!

    1. I haven’t seen anything of Jude’s on Edinburgh yet, Meg. I have so much catch up you wouldn’t believe and I’ve just spent the last hour or two lazing in the garden. 🙂 This sunny spell won’t last and I shall be engulfed in laundry very soon. Jude might like Monday’s walk too because it’s a bit of Edinburgh she hasn’t seen. It really is the most beautiful city and I was bubbling over with excitement. I wouldn’t care if you only spoke in sign language so long as you visited, hon. 🙂 Hugs to last the weekend!

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