By Teasel


It was an early start for us as BB had to be at school for 8am.  We then drove over to North Berwick where he was playing a rugby – a mini tournament with two local teams.  TT and I had a quick walk down into North Berwick, which was still closed, but it was lovely to be out and about before everyone appeared.  It was a glorious morning at the rugby – sunshine and blue skies.  We need to keep this in our minds when we are freezing in a couple of months.  The boys played well on their first outing, but they were unlucky.

After rugby, we drove to Longniddry where we got the train into Edinburgh.  The boys were heading to Murrayfield and I had a couple of things to do and then planned to wander.  I wandered around the National Gallery of Scotland, then along to the west end craft fair, sat in Princes Street Gardens, wandered at the book festival where I  bumped into a lovely lady I used to work with, bought a couple of books, wandered down to Stockbridge and along the Water of Leith, visited St Bernard’s Well, wandered to Dean Village and then up to St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral to check out some modern art and to enjoy the cool air. I then wandered around the city centre before meeting BB and TT.  We were all too hot and bothered to go out for tea, so we just got the train home.

A lovely but tiring day and BB was happy as Scotland won!

I haven’t been inside St Bernard’s Well for years, so it was nice to find it open as I walked past.  Here is the beautiful ceiling, with the sun looking down, which seems appropriate for such a gorgeous day.  The extras are of the West End Craft Fair and Dean Village.


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