Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Somewhere in the World - Edinburgh, Scotland

Are we really going to Edinburgh? (pronounced Edinburough for those who don't know) Ever since we lived in England and I wanted to celebrate my 40th by roaming the wild streets and moors of Scotland, I dreamed of going to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the nether regions of that north country!

Now, this summer, on what could be our last trip to the UK for a long time, we are taking a week to explore that historic city. This is partly due to the fact that my husband gave a talk there last fall and has now been invited back.

We have his tips on what to see combined with our own interests in fashion, style, history, and idiosyncrasy. We got a Rough Guide and have been looking up things on the web. My daughter found that all the trendy and vintage shops are on Princes Street. We may do a literary tour, and we will hope for little rain but lots of rainbows.

Not to sound like an alcoholic, but I will be sampling the local fare - Scotch Whiskey! I saw a documentary once (I can't remember the name) where the locals were having a barn dance and there was plenty of fiddling, foot stamping and 12 oz. glasses of straight whiskey being drunk by young and old. When I saw that, I thought it was insane but now I realize that they have a tolerance for it and it is like drinking a glass of beer. At least that is what I imagine...

The photos are my husband's from his last trip there.


  1. Sheila! I am so jealous...I have never been to's a dream...maybe you will bump into Alexander McCall Smith! Bon voyage!! Lucy

  2. thanks Lucy! I hope I do! I really like the #1 Ladies Detective Agency. I will get you a souvenir!