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Edinburgh, August 2020

Edinbrah and around because who needs the sun anyway

Contains 314 photos, the last of which were added 1 year, 4 months, 25 days, 11 hours, 51 minutes, and 55 seconds ago.

Arrived in Edinburgh! The sun graced me briefly with its presence. Haggis and tattie scone roll from Snax, doughnuts from ConsiderIt, pizza from Sora Lella. A warm but grey run across the Meadows to Holyrood and back.

ConsiderIt doughnuts and chips powered a 5.5 mile walk along the coast, from Portobello to Prestonpans. Curry from Noor in the evening, followed by spontaneous knitting/crochet circle..

I made some tiny mermaid themed shoes, and delivered them and the mandala shawl to their intended recipient, who giggled at them, kicked the shoes off at once, sucked on the shawl's picots, and everything fit perfectly :D

Crochet cafetiere cosy from two different squares from They were super fun to make, I learnt new stitches like drop hdc/dc/tr and ways to combine basic stitches that are really pretty, and I got better at corners. I slip stitched them together along one edge, and then all the way around, and attached tiny poppers (clumsily, sewing is not my strong suite) to hold it in place around the handle. It keeps the coffee warm!

Walked along the coast from Prestonpans to Seton Sands on an uncharacteristically beautiful day. GPS trace.

A walk around Holyrood Park during the alotted two hours of sunshine.

Seven and a half mile walk along the best part of the East Lothian coast (GPS trace, from Seton Sands to Gullane Point. Very windy, but no rain. The beaches are epic. (Then pizza from Sora Lella.)

Misc Edinburgh from just over two weeks in Bruntsfield and Newington. This place still takes my breath away, in all weathers. Featuring Holyrood Park, the Meadows, the Union Canal, random bits around town. Food from Seeds for the Soul, many ConsiderIt doughnuts, Biff's Jack Shack, Holy Cow, Black Rabbit, Sora Lella, Noor, Beetroot Sauvage (that vegan fried egg!!)..

I made more mandala squares and slip stitched them together in two pairs. Then went back and forth lengthways to make them into hand warmers, with shells on the ends. All improv, but worked pretty well! They're kind of chunky, so good for winter. A present for J.