She came, she saw, she conquered
She came with a case full of Girl Scout cookies, peanut butter cups and barbecue sauce and left with Jammie Dodgers, Jaffa Cakes and Tunnock’s teacakes, having tried a macaroni pie, Irn Bru and many a scone along the way, and introduced us to the joy of breakfast tacos. But it wasn’t all about the food, the crazy weather played a promiment part too! We had sunshine, snow and an awful lot of rain but still managed to see different parts of the country, the coast, the capital, some castles, a palace and a whole heap of museums. We saw The Secret Garden at the oldest cinema in Scotland, we dressed up as John Knox, we ate lunch at the (apparent) birthplace of Harry Potter, we saw where (apparently) Kate met Wills for coffee during their student days, we did an open top bus tour, we stumbled across a fabulous exhibition of children’s book illustrations and we learned rather a lot about Mary Queen of Scots. I’m sure we did much, much more than this but I’m not going to bore you with the details … ok, maybe I will, but not all in one day. Brace yourselves for a week of touristy tips around here!
It was so much fun to meet Christine in person after over two years of blog comments, emails, tweets and facebooking and I’m happy to announce that (as she put it just before she left) we can now call each other actual friends rather than just internet friends! Come back soon, Christine!