Tarns (Riddington cousin) and Dee moved up to Edinburgh on Monday, they’re looking for work and will stay for the next 2-3 months before going off travelling, which is wicked for us to have a couple more people we know around! Hilary (London flatmate) and Nippy came up for a wee visit Saturday. Hilary is going home to NZ within the next fortnight so it was so cool to see her, huge effort coming all this way, 9 hour bus rides and all! Saturday afternoon we wandered around Edinburgh and took a few token pics of the castle etc as Nippy hadn’t been before. We had an encounter with Braveheart, a yummy cheap pub lunch and lotsa giggles while purchasing matching Scotland undies (weird? I think not!). Was a lovely clear crisp day but all these girls from Dunedin couldn’t handle the cold!
Saturday night Hilary and I had a few drinks at home, whilst Nippy went on a ghost tour with old friends. Hilary had been before and said it was soooo scarey – so there was NO way I was going to give it a try! Later on in the night we all met up, also with Tarns & Dee and their friends. Was good to meet some other ‘locals’ as they directed us to some new nearby bars that I didn’t know existed. Tarns’ mate Daniel was in a shots-mood so the tequila came out! I had the camera with me so of course I proceeded to take a million photos, a few of which are displayed here and have posted the rest on facebook. Apart from poor Nippy losing an earring and a glove (which is something I often do) we all lived to tell the tale, even finding a bakery on the way home and purchasing a pie each – which we all miss from home… but alas it was yuck!!!
On a separate note I’ve managed to track down some old school friends from when I lived in The Netherlands! (Good ol’ facebook!) We last wrote to each other over 10 years ago, so that is very exciting, and yes they all remember me too! I’m definitely going to arrange a visit to see them =) How cool is that! Just as well they can speak English, my Dutch is pretty bad!