Saturday 18 August 2012: Stitches
Back to the Parliament this afternoon to have a look at the tapestry of Scotland that is being stitched and then to a debate in the Chamber about who are the most significant Scots. There was Alexander McCall Smith and Tom Devine and two others and in the audience various luminaries including Billy Kay. There were numerous names put forward and eventually we had to choose 8 from a list of 20, perhaps to be included in the tapestry. William Wallace, David Hume, John Clerk Maxwell, Robert Burns, Henry Raeburn, Walter Scott, Eric Liddell and Elsie Inglis. Quite an eclectic list. The voting was a bit of a kirn as the electronic system didn't work but our reward was a reception with some wine and interesting canapes.
By the time I left summer had returned but I'd decided to wear high heels today and ended up walking barefoot up the Royal Mile till I got the bus out to Liberton.
It was a pleasant evening - drinking G & Ts in the garden before a BBQ, my first this year, and then some good chat till home.
feet still hurt though!