The last couple of days...

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Calton Hill from my friends' window

... went in a bit of a blur, but included a trip to the Botanics, one of my favourite places in the whole world, no exageration at all.

The botanic gardens in Inverleith are one of the few places in Edinburgh that are every bit as magic to me at 28 as they were to mini-mi when I was five.  The lovely trees, the cool flowers, the absense of signs telling you not to do stuff, and best of all, I am still absolutely enchanted by the greenhouses.  They're wonderful.  I can't get past all teh big fish and the weirdness of having a statue of some frogs in the desert bit.  Right now, there's an art installation that plays music based on how many people are looking at the palm trees and how moist the soil is, adn I spent ages watching the artist tune it up.

Royal Mile from Chris and Sasha's Window
  I'm sure that wasn't annoying for him at all!  There are beautiful orchids, wonderful cactii... it's just great.  I am totally unable to be in any way rational about it.  I even spent some time looking at lichen under a microscope (there weren't any kids about - I would have felt a bit embarrassed if there was me and ten little kids, but the education centre was pretty empty!).  It turns out Lichen is really cool. 

I also met up with my friend Fi, who I hadn't seen for ages, and her new puppy, went shopping with my friend Lisa, and went to John's housewarming party.  But you don't know them, so telling you what Lisa wore, or about Fi's necklace, is probably of limited interest! 

It was with the traditional heavy heart that I got on the train home, especially once I realised I'd have to cross London and that would mean getting black and blue trying to get a suitcase up the stairs.

The train broke.  Twice. 

I think next time I will just stay...

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Calton Hill from my friends window
Calton Hill from my friends' window
Royal Mile from Chris and Sashas …
Royal Mile from Chris and Sasha's…
brass flags
brass flags
Jet
Jet
Jet
Jet
Lisa and Fi
Lisa and Fi
Fi and me
Fi and me
The three of us
The three of us
You know, I DO take after my Grand…
You know, I DO take after my Gran…
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The Botanics
I am a huge fan of the Botanics. I know you didn't come to Edinburgh for the gardens, but they are really well worth a trip. The botanics are in I… read entire review
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