Where does time go?
I can't believe it's been about 2 weeks since my last post! Excuses - many......quality excuses....none.
I've been home visiting family (my aunt was visiting from the States and it was lovely to see her after 2 years or more) and friends. Had a great meal at a restaurant called Pickled Green on Rose Street in Edinburgh last Saturday - great food - pigeon, coley and banana creme brulee....all delicious....and at £19 for a 3 course meal good value too!
This weekend I was in Dundee - pub tea - favourite gourmet burger from Drouthy Neebors on Friday night. Knitting group at Twist Fibre Craft in Newburgh on Saturday morning, with a visit to the Wee Bakery for fresh bread and to Kit & Caboodle, a new shop on Newburgh High Street selling an eclectic mix of new, retro, handmade.....another great addition to a visit to Newburgh.
Lunch followed at the great Pillars of Hercules - an organic farm and cafe just outside the village of Falkland (worth a visit if you've been to see the beautiful Falkland Palace - the medieval Royal Palace of James IV) - we had to sit outside under the canopy as it was so busy - usually in July you wouldn't think that would be a problem, but this is July in Scotland and yesterday it was about 15 degrees and most of the day was what we would call dreich - grey, damp, raining, misty, foggy......
I felted some pre-felt today that I bought at Twist yesterday - couldn't resist the colours....a rainbow of felt..
Oh and some packing has been going on......I've bought a flat...I get the keys next Friday....then the work will begin!
Oh - and I'm going to Venice in September with my friends Ali and Karen - we've rented an apartment for 4 nights - you can see it here - Ca' Colombina....it has a roof terrace "altana" with views over La Fenice, the Campanile in St Mark's Square and the canal below....it looks amazing and I can't wait. I've been wanting to go to Venice for so long now! It's so close to the action, minutes from St Mark's Square and the Grand Canal!