Saturday, 28 October 2017

Edinburgh, Scotland (1 Belgrave Place) 

Was up at 5:30 and ready to pack and clean the flat. It really feels good to leave a place clean and organized when I leave. Gives me a sense of accomplishment.

I was ready for the taxi to pick me up at 8:45 to drive me to the new flat. No way was I going to wheel my suitcase a mile. We arrived at the same time as the host’s assistant.

What a great place this is! Two bedrooms and two baths, great view of a nearby park and the Edinburgh Castle. The kitchen is fully equipped, thanks for the host who is a “foodie”. And two ovens! Plus, was able to reserve this place at a great price! I’ll be here until November 12th.

Here is the link to the new flat: West End Home

Location link: 1 Belgrave Place

The wind was howling all afternoon and it took some time and effort to get the heat adjusted in the rooms to keep the place warm. Later I went grocery shopping at the same Waitrose that I went to when I lived in Edinburgh last year. I remembered where everything was. Walked away with two large bags of groceries. Then, packed them up the hill on the return trip. After putting the groceries away, I was ready for a nap!

Tonight, I joined some people from InterNations for dinner then we went to play pool afterwards. Great conversations during dinner and met new members too. A few more people from InterNations joined us there. I hadn’t played pool for at least 20 years. Did okay. Played 5 games and won one, with the help from my pool partner.

Was going to take a taxi home, but ended up walking instead. A good sign that I’m fully recovered. Walked nearly 14,000 steps today!

Tomorrow I’ll work on my memories some more and finish unpacking. Might even visit the gym too!


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