I know, I know. I’m such a bad blogger
these days this month, but we had so many things to do and so much fun, that maybe it’s excusable. I need some energy for the next couple of months anyway, so I try to recharge as much as it’s humanly possible. Don’t get me wrong, blogging is fun too, but it mainly depends on my creativity, and and if you do it all the time, it’ll loose the fan part eventually. Do I make any sense? 🙂
Anyway, the long (which wasn’t so long if you ask me) weekend is gone, moreover, August is almost gone too, and I still haven’t managed to share my photos from Edinburgh with you. But it’s better late than never, isn’t it?
So before showing those pictures, please let me start with the story behind this trip. A surprise trip, as a matter of fact, as I didn’t know about it until the very last minute. We had our first wedding anniversary on the 8th of August (yey!), and my hubby though it would be lovely to go to Scotland, as we’ve never been there before. And what a lovely idea was it indeed. He came home on Friday afternoon two weeks ago, and told me to pack up for 2 days because we had to leave in a couple of hours. So I packed in, took care of Mushu and we went to King’s Cross.
Did I mention that we travelled by train? And how much I love travelling by train? Actually it’s my favorite way to travel. The only downside was that we couldn’t get any seat reservations, so we had prepared ourselves of some standing. But guess what; we got lucky and found seats from the very beginning. 🙂 And did I mention, that I was able to buy the Vogue’s September issue with additional trend edit and all? My very first Vogue actually. Let me put this way; the travel time was more than 5 hours, but I wasn’t bored at all. 🙂
We arrived in time (at night) and went straight to this amazing, a bit old fashioned hotel which I adored so much. I love modern hotels, but – I don’t know – this is Edinburgh we’re talking about. An old fashioned nice hotel is a better fit, isn’t it?
So the hotel in the night and the view from the window in the morning. It was an amazing place already!
When I asked my hubby what should I pack – still not knowing where we was heading – , he told me the weather was probably something like it was in Cork (which was an instant bright up clue btw). He was right, a lighter jacket (like this tobacco one from Mango) was well needed, even though it was a nice and (even warm!) sunny day.
The hotel was pretty close to the city centre, so we decided on walking to check everything and it was a good idea! I’m still in awe. An old city with hills and trees is just my cup of tea.
Amazing details on the way.
Our first program was to go to the castle.
More details, beard, kilt and bagpipe. What could be more Scottish? 🙂
Bright weather, old temple and cobble stones.
More kilts and tartan for everyone.
The girl in front of a marvellous green door, with her new (Scottish) Teddy bear on our way to Arthur’s Seat. I love nicely done stuffed animals, and at this point I have a dream about getting one (and/or magnets) on each trip to new locations.
This view was everything.
Wearing suede loafers wasn’t the best idea though. Who knew you need boots in a city? 🙂
Red rocks and green lawn and plants everywhere.
This picture was in my head since I’d dreamed about going to Scotland.
Going back to the city to have a well-deserved lunch. And the cutest little dancing dog ever!
After the lunch we paid the visit to the Museum of Childhood with all the creepy dolls. And even Matryoshka dolls. I remember we had something very similar to the ones on the very left.
More stroll in the city and drinking coffee (and eating cookies) in this little garden called Dunbar’s Close. It’s really a hidden gem, as it was almost empty.
Beautiful spots wherever you look. This one was begging to take an outfit picture. 🙂
I wore the above mentioned coat by Mango, old tee by Zara, beloved Levi’s 501, Vagabond loafers and my (not so) new bag by Autograph. I love the contrast between the rusty red and light blue.
The evening with some drinks. Btw this is not a sponsored pic, it just happened this way. 🙂
And it was just the first day, but one thing is for sure; we love Edinburg and we wanna go back one day. 🙂