Saturday, 4 November 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland (23 Great King Street)

I’ve been relaxing the way I like to relax this past week: go day by day without a plan. Though I generally find a couple of things to do each day so I have some sense of accomplishment. I don’t want to get too soft during my time off in Edinburgh.

My major accomplishment has been to re-join, and actually workout, at Bannatyne Health Club. Starting on the 29th I have gone each day in the early afternoon. I thought I was going to have all sorts of aches and pains starting up again but was surprised to just feel the good health benefits without the pain. Though I haven’t been pushing myself too much which probably helps.

As for cooking, so far I’ve made a cottage pie, roasted chicken, chicken noodle soup, and today I made a big pot of beef stew. To be honest, I was getting a bit tired of the cottage pie after the third day. Next up will be my Skinny Lasagna Soup that I’ll make after the roast beef is gone.

No plans to do any sightseeing while I’m here. I’ve seen most everything in the city and the surrounding countryside over the past two years. I’m happy just to hang around my New Town neighborhood and enjoying the quiet life.

The weather started off a bit chilly, then for the past few days it has been very windy. A couple of showers is all that I’ve experienced so far. Also, partly to mostly sunny each day so far.

I’m planning to return to Edinburgh this summer for another long stay. My plan for a mild summer in the Scandinavia and Baltic State countries during July and August wasn’t as “cool” as I had hoped. I’m currently working with my Edinburgh hosts on determining the exact dates for my next stay during July and August 2019.

I’m planning on finally getting both my travel and other pictures properly organized and uploaded to my One Drive account. This effort will take a few hours each day to accomplish. Also, I now have my Instagram account properly set up and this is where I’ll post pictures of my travels. (See link below.) Please let me know if you have any problems viewing the pictures if you’re not an Instagram user.

Click on the link below to go to my travel pictures:

https://www.instagram.com/travelexplorelearnshare/

 

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