Phoebe Traquair murals at Edinburgh Doors Open Day

The four of us have had a great day.

It started with a late breakfast and a game of Catan (won by Mr hazelh). Then we set off in the autumn sunshine to explore the open doors of Edinburgh. This was our route on our first outing:

Mansfield Church, where I blipped one of the murals by Phoebe Anna Traquair
Assembly Rooms, where we learnt about Eleanor Coade and her C18th invention of coade stone
Bon Papillon for scones and cakes
Stockbridge market
St Bernard's well, where I pulled the pump and tasted the water
Panda and Sons for cocktails

Back at the house we had a little rest and some cheese and biscuits to keep us going. Then we pottered back up to town for dinner at Twenty Princes Street (which was a bit disappointing because it was offering a 'special', but boring-to-us*, Sunday menu rather than the weekday one that we like).

On the walk back home Mr hazelh and Mark embarked on a rather geeky conversation about sound and light waves, which continued over brandy, port and Baileys. This almost sent me to sleep on the sofa...

My extras show the happy couples along the route: our guests Mark and Audrey; the hazelhs.

*I actually think that the meal that I cooked last night was better than that served at the restaurant.

Exercise today: 18,505 steps (many limped on my poorly right leg).

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