Cupar was dropped off in kennels, and I rented a cosy city centre apartment, which was in walking distance of all the attractions we wanted to see - so the car stayed put at the apartment block throughout our stay.
Although only in Edinburgh for three nights we packed-in more than we would normally do in three months! We ate out twice, went to the cinema twice, spent ages in the fascinating National Museum of Scotland, had a guided tour of the Scottish Parliament buildings, wandered for hours in the lovely Royal Botanic Gardens and Glasshouses, and had an amble around Leith. I couldn't pick a favourite visit - everything was great. I'll post just a few photos from the weekend below.
The films we saw were 'Bohemian Rhapsody', in which Remi Malek does an extraordinarily engaging and thought provoking job of playing Freddie Mercury; and the slightly less engaging latest version of 'A Star is Born' - not really my kind of film, but quite enjoyable nonetheless.
Next 'big' birthday will be me - in a couple of year's time. Now, where shall we go for that...???
|Inside the beautiful National Museum, |
which opened as a Museum of Science and Art in 1866
|'Stand there while I take a picture...'|
|Our plan was to look at the exhibitions about Scotland and its People, |
but we were sidetracked so often, we were over an hour getting to the start...
Here, it's David Coulthard's 2006 Red Bull F1 car that has caught my attention
|Garden Lobby, Scottish Parliament Building|
|There seems to be a new MSP in the Debating Chamber...|
|Trying to get the hang of taking a 'selfie'... |
maybe not quite right this time...
|Nailed it! (in the Royal Botanic Gardens)|
|Sue wanted to take every plant home and put them in pots around the house...|
|The Waters of Leith|