I forgot to say in my last blog post that we watched FIREWORKS to round off the festival. This is NOT my photo – I took it from the Edinburgh Spotlight website and the photographer was Dave Stewart of Studio 2 Photography (www.studio2photography.co.uk) – and our view was nothing like this. We were cheapskates and stood on North Bridge, so we could only see a bit of the light on Castle Rock and none of the stage, but we had a lovely view of the fireworks themselves.
Since then, my plan has pretty much been to keep my head down and save money. Haven’t had too much luck – the lure of dinners out with friends, book club, and after work drinks is strong! We had some lovely visitors from Aus who shouted us to a beautiful meal in Roseleaf, and Sean got his Historic Scotland pass so we have revisited the Castle too. I’ve worked a few extra shifts which will pay off handsomely when it’s time to do some more traveling – current plans include Glasgow, the Lake District, Iceland, and Brussels – and I’ve FINALLY been concentrating properly on my writing. I’m researching Scottish Lowlands life during World War Two and writing drafts of short stories and poems linked by a similar idea that I am still figuring out. So, not much of interest this month for everyone who isn’t myself. But, savings aside, I feel like I’m kicking goals.