Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Edinburgh, Scotland (1 Belgrave Place)

Woke up and ready for the gym. Yes! Feeling great and looking forward to a workout. It has been over a week since I was there and my body was ready to be stretched and put to the test.

After the workout I stopped by Waitrose’s to by groceries in anticipation of my guests arriving tomorrow. Prean and Viktor. Bought so much I hailed a taxi to help carry the groceries home.

Also, I sent a note to those who need to know about my Will. Was good to get that last step completed.

Took a shower and fit in a brief nap before leaving to meet a few InterNations people for an event. We’re planning to attend the Samhuinn Festival of Fire. (Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset.) 

Met new people from Russia and France. The one from Russia just arrived in Edinburgh yesterday from Dubai. Think being in Edinburgh will be quite a change for her.

It was very crowded as we approached the festival site. None of us knew what to expect or where to stand. We positioned ourselves toward the stage, but we realized we for facing the back of the stage, but by the time we realized this it was so crowded we couldn’t really move. We watched some of the activities, as best as we could, then left after 30 minutes. Much of what was happening on stage looked like a Gaelic ritual and it didn’t really make any sense to us. At least from where we were standing.

Took this picture (below) of the Waverley Train Station from the Waverley Bridge. Shows just the top of the station.

After returning home, I watched a couple of episodes of “Stranger Things”. I’m really getting hooked on this series!

Tomorrow I’ll finish getting ready for Prean and Viktor. Will make dinner for them since they will have been traveling by bus from London and will be hungry when they get here.

 

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