What Lies Beneath-Part 2

Hello faithful readers, This is an update to my original article that I posted about a week ago, just before Halloween.  The Real Mary King's Close was so kind to grant me permission to use their awesome photos.  All photos in this post are credited to them.  Many, many thanks, indeed!  Now you'll really be … Continue reading What Lies Beneath-Part 2

What Lies Beneath-Part 1

Greetings everybody, Are you feeling adventurous? I hope so because I would love for you to join me on a little trip below the City Chambers on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.  Below the Chambers, you ask?  Yep!  We're soon going to head underground to visit The Real Mary King's Close.  So, if you're game and not … Continue reading What Lies Beneath-Part 1

The Wizard of West Bow

Hello, Readers.  I can hardly believe we are already in mid October!  Where I live the weather has cooled down (mostly) and the trees are beginning to don their Autumn wardrobe.  I've switched out my own closet in favor of jeans and sweaters and have planted the pansies and mums.  The little pumpkins I purchased … Continue reading The Wizard of West Bow

Deacon Brodie-The Real Jekyll and Hyde?

In the spirit of October and upcoming Halloween festivities, I thought it might be fun to do a few blogs this month that highlight some of the weird, dark, and spooky stories of Edinburgh's past.  Edinburgh's history is full of accounts of unsavory characters and macabre tales, each with the ability to intrigue and fascinate … Continue reading Deacon Brodie-The Real Jekyll and Hyde?

Victoria Street-The Grande Dame of Edinburgh’s Old Town

I have a girl crush.  Her name is Victoria. I mean how was I not to fall for her?  She is everything  that makes me happy.  She's sophisticated, unpretentious, cheerful, elegant, vibrant, charming, and just the sight of her causes my heart to beat a little faster.  Simply put, she's beautiful.  I think it might … Continue reading Victoria Street-The Grande Dame of Edinburgh’s Old Town

The Bridges of the Firth of Forth

The wheels on American Airlines, Flight 6404 gracefully departed the Edinburgh, Scotland runway and we rapidly ascended into the sky on the path towards home. Always a bit of a nervous flier, I tried my best to relax and breathe while our aircraft climbed ever higher.  I leaned my head back against my seat and … Continue reading The Bridges of the Firth of Forth

Follow the Cobblestone Road-Part 2 (Grassmarket)

Reader, I'm glad you are back!  I am so enjoying writing this blog. Writing is such a fun hobby for me and I feel privileged that you indulge me in sharing something I love.  I hope you are having fun as well, learning a little bit about Scotland.  Thanks for popping by! A few days … Continue reading Follow the Cobblestone Road-Part 2 (Grassmarket)

Follow the Cobblestone Road-Part 1 (The Royal Mile)

On a breeze, Catch the past. A cobble mile Of trodden path. Feel its life Course through Your veins. You'll never leave. All will stay. -Helen Walker   The Number 11's brakes squealed and let out a whoosh as the bus jerked to a halt on Edinburgh's busy Princes Street.  The driver opened the door … Continue reading Follow the Cobblestone Road-Part 1 (The Royal Mile)

Once Upon a Time…

...there was a fairy tale castle of the most winsome sort that rested on a beautiful parkland and overlooked the cold, shining waters of the Firth of Forth. It was called Lauriston and it was a lovely castle, full of beauty and grace and it enchanted everyone who visited, both humans and canines alike. It … Continue reading Once Upon a Time…