It’s such a pleasure to be here once again. Holidays aren’t always restful experiences, especially where travel is concerned, and while I could not have wished for more gorgeous sights and more apt and jovial traveling companions, the sheer level of input that road trips incur can be wearing. Capture everything on camera; mental and written notes about sites, graves, buildings; copious amounts of whisky and early breakfasts. The last few days at Froghall in Aberdeen were a welcome and relaxing delight, and I already miss my dear hosts there.

Edinburgh, though. Edinburgh is like none other. I’ve seen so many green and grey corners of this country, and every time I return to weave my way through these particular streets and spires, I settle into the most fulfilling and comfortable ease and sense of calm. This is where there are few plans for the next week, where a handful of days in cafés and closes and elephants will net a flood of words and thoughts and reflections. This style, and this substance, this confluence of atavistic and progressive, metal and glass versus stone and cobble. When you read this, you’ll already be tired of me waxing on about being home, but I’m here.

And if Edinburgh is not the only one, she’s certainly one of them.

Pictures and words and posts start tomorrow.

Local chums: We up for a toast and dram at The Monkey on Thursday eve?

5 Responses to “Rest.”

  1. sleepycinderell Says:
    July 29th, 2007 at 5:29 am

    Lovely to have you back in the country! If expeditions bring you out to the coast you will be welcomed heartily. If not, I will send you a postcard and harrass you for more photos of the trip!

  2. mxhaunted Says:
    July 29th, 2007 at 9:06 am

    Let me know and if you head out for a spot of lunch.

  3. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 31st, 2007 at 5:09 am

    Thursday night, then?

  4. mxhaunted Says:
    July 31st, 2007 at 6:21 am

    Not keen on going to the pub as I am broke. Although I've been told that the 3rd or 4th is when I should come out for a drink.

  5. ohjolielaide Says:
    July 30th, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Oh, cobble. So lovely.

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