Mid-Winter Week in Edinburgh

31 Jan

My long woollen coat, ski trousers, scarf, gloves, beanie and extra warm boots were all employed this week to combat the rain/wind/snow/sleet that Edinburgh threw at us. Storm Gertrude swept through blowing down brick walls, closing schools and causing traffic chaos. Nothing like the snowzilla of New York but still enough to make life interesting.

After three nights at Destiny Scotland’s well designed loft apartment in West End we moved across town to stay with Tris and Jenny for the weekend in their cosy Duddingston apartment. These are a few fond visual memories of Edinburgh. 

Checking out Tristan’s office in a converted farm property near the artificial ski slope.
A real coal fire. 

 Waking to a coating of fresh snow. 

 Grandma’s knitted rug and Cam and Eliza’s gift of Ugg boots kept me toasty inside.

Digging out… 

 Aborted attempt to see Craigmillar Castle. Closed…. 

 Got the photo anyway. 

Special offer on de-icing product at B&Q. Big and..


  Arthur’s Seat walk from Duddingston.

   Dr Neil’s Garden by Duddingston Kirk, staffed by delightful volunteers.

  Duddingston Loch.


 The girls. 


  Arthur’s Seat walk. 
Tristan and Jenny’s DIY project, the stair room. 

 Looking forward to photos of the finished craft room/study/storeroom. 
 Jenny’s babies. 
 Roast dinner at home.

2 Responses to “Mid-Winter Week in Edinburgh”

  1. trevor willis February 1, 2016 at 12:10 am #

    maybe Stuart should ask Tristan for some of his facial hair for his head ??

    • Sharon Tickle February 1, 2016 at 9:45 am #

      Aaah, that’s the cruel fate of men with male pattern baldness whose sons have their maternal grandfather’s genes Trev. Life is so unfair. Love to you and Marg. Sxx

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