Merry merry

Edinburgh is a bit magical in the winter. Also, cold. But I don’t need to go there at the moment.

At the end of November, in Princes Street gardens, the Winter Wonderland opened with a ‘turning on the lights’ ceremony; the trees are lit with fairy lights, and there’s a ferris wheel and carosel and various other amusements that look pretty from a distance. (Like here, from the North Bridge).

There’s also a skating rink (where I’m planning to take the new Australian bartender, and the South African and Spanish chefs from my pub, for their first skating lessons):

Beside the Winter Wonderland are the German and Highland markets:

and beside the skating rink is a stand that sells the best hot chocolate on the planet:

(Jason, the new Aussie bartender, drinking the best hot chocolate on the planet)

Beside the skating rink is also the Speigel tent, which apparently is a kids play area that doubles as a bar.

Oh, Scotland.

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About aasaelsewhere

I like Saskatchewan fine, but am hitting the road soon anyway. First on the itinerary: Portugal, England, Ireland, then England again. I have Yellow Fever immunity, a pending visa, and a blank passport, and can't promise anything.
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One Response to Merry merry

  1. Susan says:

    Lovely. Did you receive your Christmas parcel? Jenny and I have swam with turtles, gone to a lava tube, and are tomorrow, hoping to see a whale. Little crabs spy on us at the beach. Lighted palm trees abound.

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