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In the Scottish News

The Ally Bally Bee Project

It’s not everyday you open a national newspaper and see your own face in it – but we were really chuffed to have The Ally Bally Bee Project feature in yesterday’s Sunday Post! My late grandmother who had Alzheimer’s is also featured, holding me and my twin brother when we were little (not my big brother as the image caption says). I also realised afterwards that I was actually wearing my grandmother’s pastel-coloured shirt that I’ve worn for years and will wear for many more to come. 

Edinburgh to Glasgow with the Great City Swap

A couple of days ago I took part in the Great City Swap – a new campaign led by Scottish train company Scotrail that encourages residents of Edinburgh and Glasgow to swap their hometowns for the day. According to research only around 30% of residents in Edinburgh and Glasgow travel to the other city for leisure – which doesn’t sound like a lot to me considering that it’s only a 50-minute train journey that separates the cities! Although I am a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve lived in Edinburgh for 3,5 years and only visited Glasgow properly once…You can read about it here.

Sunday Stroll at Lauriston Castle and Cramond

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We usually take it pretty easy on weekend mornings, but last Sunday we were out the door at 9.30am! We were picked up by our friends and drove to Lauriston Castle, a 16-century tower house just a 15-minute ride away. The weather wasn’t great, but at least it didn’t rain (I’m starting to be really, really sick of this non-summery weather here – the other week I had to get out Lana’s winter coat because it was so chilly)!

Tourists In Edinburgh

Pretty much ever since I moved to Edinburgh I’ve been wanting to go on a guided tour in the Old Town, but just never quite made it. We did go on one of those ghost tours in the underground vaults when I was still living in London and only visiting, but we had to interrupt the tour as I thought I was going to faint due to lack of oxygen (and perhaps my hangover had something to do with it too…)

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