Showing posts from March, 2017

Edinburgh's Georgian Shadows

Did you know Edinburgh's New Town is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year? The New Town, a part of the city's UNESCO World Heritage site, is marking the event, with a lumiere event showcasing the Georgian past of this part of the city. In addition to simply just celebrating the 250th anniversary of the New Town this is also a signature event in Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017.
We went down to have a look earlier this week, beginning the walk just off St Andrew Square and finishing up at Charlotte Square. It's a self guided walk (though I think there are also some guided walks you can join) so it's easy to go at your own pace, take as long as you like over the different stops, stop off somewhere mid-route for refreshments of some kind and is accessible to all. Most importantly though it's completely free to enjoy.

Along the route the link boys (there's one in the photo below) show you the route to follow. In case you don't …

Petworth House, West Sussex

I'm very slowly trying to catch up on some long outstanding posts in between more recent ones. This one is a post, I'm ashamed to say, that actually goes back to just before I relocated to Scotland in September last year!
As those of you with long memories may recall I (and my husband for a while) lived back at my parents for a spell last year. If you come from or have lived in the UK (specifically England, Scotland has their August holiday earlier in the month) you'll also know there is a Bank Holiday at the very end of August, a kind of one last long weekend whilst the weather is hopefully still good enough to enjoy being outdoors. When I was growing up my parents and I would often visit a nearby attraction of some kind on Bank Holidays, making the most of the long weekend and my parents will usually still do this with friends or just by themselves. With this in mind my parents thought it would be nice for us to all go out together somewhere and we opted for Petworth Hou…