May 032017
 

Had a great day in Edinburgh with my older bother Douglas. We also went to Edinburgh Castle! No idea, when I last went!

Just so glad, I am a Historic Scotland member, don’t think, I would want to pay £17! Also still think that Stirling Castle, is way better!!!



More photos from this set can be seen @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/03-05-2017/.

Jun 232009
 

Today I got up at 6:00am. So that I would have time, to get showed, have some breakfast. Before Alex come around to give us both a lift to train station in Grantham to get the 7:25am National Express East Coast service to Edinburgh Waverley. Oh I guess, I should say why we went to Edinburgh, that’s because we were teaching First Aid Course, for Pizza Hut. The train got us into Edinburgh 11:09am, but the course did not start till 2pm. So we dropped the gear off at the Pizza Hut. Then went for a nice walk around Edinburgh. The weather was great, the best weather I have ever been to Edinburgh in. I think, it at least 24C if not hotter.

So to kill the 3 hours we had before the course started, we went looking for the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Operative. I have got many things from them before, but only on-line. It’s the first time that I have been into their shop. I could not believe how big it was. Oh and thanks to Alex I have made up my mind, what new bike I am going to get for doing the End to End cycle. I am going to get a Marin Muirwoods 29ER ’09. It will need to wait, till I have paid off the car road TAX that is on my credit card.

Once done looking at all the great stuff at the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Operative. It was back out into the sun to walk back to the Pizza Hut, to get some food. Then start the course, the course had just 7 people on it. I am glad it did not have any more. The room we were in, did not have any air-con, it was HOT to say the least!!! Everyone said the course was very good. Only bad comments we got was how hot the room was.

Once the course was done, it was back to the Edinburgh Waverley, to get the 7pm National Express East Coast service back to Grantham. I was so glad when I was back home and in bed.

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