This weekend saw the launch of Edinburgh’s Christmas season. It is a magical time and there is much to enjoy. I’ll be posting a few shots of the various treats available to us in coming posts. For starters, here is a view of the Princes Street Gardens, where you can visit the European market and Santa Land. As you can see, we had glorious weather on Saturday.
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Of course, it all really comes into its own at night…
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The black ‘blobs’ you can see at the foot of this last shot are the heads of people. There were huge crowds taking in all the sights and sounds. Very sensible – there is no better place to celebrate the season! 🙂
Have I had the perfect city day today? If I was reviewing today on Amazon, it would receive a glowing and strong four out of five stars. Let me explain…
I found myself this morning in the luxurious position of being completely up to date with all my work and chores. A free day – how wonderful! I decided that it was only right not just to burble around doing ordinary things at home, but to take myself out and make the most of this opportunity.
Since leaving full time, office-bound work about a year ago, it has taken me a long time to get used to the fact that I can (mostly) organize my time how I wish, and that it is not naughtily playing truant to head out for some fun and enjoyment during the week. I am gradually finding my feet in this regard, and coming to terms with the fact that I can allow myself to do whatever I like, by organising my time to suit me.
So, with all this in mind, I set off for a late breakfast at La Barantine – one of my favourite local cafes. It is French and has the most delightful cosy atmosphere.