Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Sue's Birthday Weekend

My wonderful wife Sue celebrated a 'special' birthday last Sunday (one where the first number changes...) and to mark the event, we chose to make a long weekend visit to our beautiful capital city.

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

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