Travel

Arthur, The Fringe and Other Stories!

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Remains of a little Chapel on the way up to Arthur’s Seat.

For the last 3 days I have been back up in Edinburgh to the Fringe Festival, helping flyer, poster and drum up the crowds to my friends play – Firing Blanks. (Underbelly, 3:35 if you’re interested nudge nudge wink wink)
But mainly it’s been a chance to meet up with the boyf and go exploring extinct volcano’s and wet ourselves at stand-up comics.

I put my brave face on and with a gulp accepted to try and tackle the famous Arthurs Seat, a magnificent volcano plug in a scoop shape that a rather large giant could place his booty in. Climbing wasn’t actually too bad, in fact it was rather exhilarating. I do rather like a bit of geography and wow there sure were some magnificent examples of rock formations to warm my toes with … anywho.. maybe just enjoy the pictures.



Made it!
The city of Edinburgh stands strong and proud with beautiful towering architecture. Many buildings have more than 3 floors and a stepping point to the wall which hide the roofs. I love the occasional turrets. On the right, you can see the Dolerite sill which juts out just in front of the ‘Seat’.
But its not all mountains and a ‘frrresh briiiz!’, there’s lots of silly things to see at this time of year too.
The Udderbelly and Pasture where I saw Brazil! Brazil! (*****!)


And.. after coming down the mountain and settling down to a cuppa tea, we were treated to a free show: a pirate in a ‘treasure chest’ scaring and ‘arrrr’ing to passers by – Hilarious! On the right, the huge grassy lounge of the
Pasture.


Silly Japanese men on the Mile..
… And, cute places to eat!
Just down this road was a brilliant vintage shop, will show you inside soon but for now, I’m travelling back home ๐Ÿ™ Till next year!

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  • cherie August 27, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    >I miss Scotland, although I have never seen it in real life. Pics, of course, but not real life. Is that even possible? To miss something that one has never seen? hmm.
    The photos are beautiful! Hope you had loads of fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    hugs
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  • Athena. August 27, 2010 at 7:13 AM

    >Oh, lovely post- I can't wait to see the cute little vintage shop! xxx

  • WeShop August 26, 2010 at 8:55 PM

    >Love it! I'm from Edinburgh, although I live in Glasgow now – but Edin will always be my home and my first love. As kids in the school hols we used to go swimming in the Commonwealth pool (at the foot of Arthur's Seat – currently closed for refurb) and then scramble up the crags to the top for a picnic. The best times. xx

  • Lenโ™ฅreNeverMโ™ฅre August 26, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    >The Joy on your face~ precious!!

    xo

  • kirstyb August 26, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    >ah looks like youve been having fun xx

  • notjustmedical August 26, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    >That picture of you on Arthur's seat is brilliant! I love Edinburgh, I really would like to go back sometime because I don't think I got to see it properly the last time I went.

    And they had the Udderbelly in London on Southbank I think!

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

  • Diana Mieczan August 25, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    >Those views are incredible:)
    Wow!!!!
    Kisses, my dear

    ps: I am hosting a great GIVEAWAY, so please join in:)