Postcards from Edinburgh

We are staying at home for Christmas this year, so we journeyed to Scotland at the weekend to see our Scottish family and friends. I love having a reason to visit my favourite city but I would love it even more if all of our friends and family lived in the one country so we could see them all, all of the time. It’s hard to be away from those you love to spend time with.

Morning Rolls

As a rule we have morning rolls fresh from the local bakery for lunch and Chub has to have a Scotch pie with brown sauce.

Tunnocks

We raided Mum Outlaws always well stocked biscuit tin.

I read bedtime stories to my niece and nephew while lying on a unicorn pillow pet. This was a lovely moment until I down at the end of the bed and caught my nephew with his finger up his nose. He had been rubbing my toes only seconds before hand so I’m pretty sure he was rubbing unmentionables on them.

We met friends for dinner and the boys drank whisky while the girls drank red wine beside the largest Christmas tree I’ve ever seen indoors.

We woke up early and caught a beautiful sunrise over the Edinburgh rooftops.

Edinburgh sunrise

We strolled through Princes St Gardens under Edinburgh Castle at a more leisurely pace than we ever used when we lived in the city. We remembered how we used to picnic there in the early stages of our romance.

Edinburgh Castle

 We visited the German Christmas Market that comes to Edinburgh every year, remembering the times we drank mulled wine without a care in the world.

German Christmas Market

German Market Stall

Selection of nutcrackers

We ate the free samples of stollen and gingerbread cookies, and we admired the nutcrackers.

Scottish nutcrackersThese kilted ones were our favourites. Although the Elton John ones beside them are pretty nice too.

Carousel

I took this photo, listening to a bagpiper on Princes St playing Yellow Submarine.

Ferris wheel at German Christmas Market

My best friend from University got engaged on this ferris wheel eight years ago and I was her bridesmaid at her wedding.

Cockburn StAnd finally just so you know, it’s pronounced Co-burn Street.

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4 Responses to Postcards from Edinburgh

  1. Nollaig B says:

    A stunning city, and you documented it in these pictures so beautifully Adrienne. I would love to be transported there for a brief pre-Christmas trip!! I’m sure you had a wonderful time.

  2. Magda says:

    Beautiful photos and words Adrienne

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