Last week, my friend from home – I’ll call her K – told me with about two days to spare that her family is vacationing in Scotland, and we would be able to see each other. I was thrilled, and certainly surprised, since I had no idea her family was even planning on vacationing.
So on Friday, I hopped a train to Edinburgh, picked K up at a coffee shop, and we wandered around. We had no real plans. She’d seen Edinburgh Castle already, and was mostly just looking for a fun day. So we ate more than we should have – I definitely recommend checking out Yocoko – and looked at some art galleries and people-watched.
And then yesterday, her family came to Glasgow, and they wandered for a while, but I met K and her brother in the city center for some drinks and a farewell as they’re going off to explore Loch Lomond and old churches and then make their way back to Edinburgh for their flight home.
It was amazing to see her, especially since she just graduated, and to finally meet her brother. And it was also amazing to see more of Edinburgh and explore some lovely art and exhibitions.
We saw art by Mark Wallinger at The Fruitmarket Gallery after exploring the Edinburgh Alphabet at the City Art Centre, an A-Z of the City’s Collections. I recommend both, if you happen to be around, but I did take some pictures to share!
I do hope life is treating you well.
Your Bonnie Celtophile,