Wednesday, 7 September 2016

A Busy Time

It's quite a while since my last blog. I've been very busy dashing around. My main trip was to the wonderful city of Edinburgh for the Festival and the Tattoo. After a week of glorious weather we were disappointed to hear rain and cool winds were expected for our time in Scotland. However we were fine. Although grey and cloudy it managed to stay dry for most of the time, we only got caught in one heavy cloudburst, but dried off in a very nice teashop. Here are some photos from our stay.

 I really enjoyed our trip to see Britannia at Leith, just a few miles outside of the city. It was interesting to see how the 'other half live'.


  Writing

Not so much personal writing done whilst I've been away.  I'm still busy reading books submitted for the Romantic Novelists Association Romance Novel of the Year. I'm also reading short stories for the Hysteria competition.  However, our small, local writing group held a creative writing competition for children who live in the village. We were supported by the local Co-operative store who kindly donated the prizes. They also pay the rent for our room in the village library. Here am I with Mark, the store manager and 5 of our 7 winners

 And yes, there have been many comments that nearly all of them are taller than shorty me.




8 comments:

  1. Photos of Edinburgh are fabulous Carol. Hoping to go there later in the year with some friends, can you recommend your hotel (has to be near the station)? Lots of writing activity of one kind or another, anyway!

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    1. We'll have a chat. Not sure I would recommend that one as quite expensive but there are others in the area. It 's about 10 minute walk from station , off the centre but very convenient.

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  2. Wonderful photos and info. Thanks Carol, loved all this.

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  3. Great photos, would love to see the Edinburgh Tattoo!

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    1. It's well worth it, especially if it stays dry!

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