Monday, 25 January 2016


Tins of shortbread in a shop window

I had a lovely Miss Emily event, with chairperson/interviewer Sasha de Buyl-Pisco, at the Central Library in Edinburgh on Thursday. Had a warm welcome from Bronwen at the library, the event was well attended, and the audience were very lively and engaged.

Edinburgh is such a fantastic city, so ancient and beautifully laid out and designed; I always love going there. Our trip basically consisted of walking, rummaging for glass, books and ceramics in charity shops, and eating cake. (We had Earl Grey Cake!) Heaven for me, pretty much.

We were midly cultural: we went to an exhib about diseases in the National Library, called 'Plague!', and another about famous Scottish people (mostly men, it must be said.) And we explored some churches. But it was mainly cake. And walking.

A few pics:

St Cuthbert's graveyard with the castle above

Swedish pastry in Peter's Yard, Stockbridge - yum...

Burns Night goodies, Stockbridge

This had us in stitches - the Ladybird Book of the Hipster - in a hipster café

Greyfriars Bobby - sat by his master's grave for 14 years. Patient dog.

Patisserie Valerie goodies - we had brekky here one morning

Sunlight on Bow Street

The Bow Bar - pub we adjourned to after the event, cosy and small

We stayed in the Grassmarket so were up and down Bow Street,
and in and out of its fab shops, a lot

Deacon Brodie's on the Royal Mile
Sasha and me, at the Miss Emily event in the Central Library

Smiling Sasha :)

It rained a bit, but when you are somewhere so lovely, it doesn't matter.

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