We have arrived in Edinburgh. After the solitude of the Perthshire countryside it is strange to once again be surrounded by crowds of people and busy traffic. The double decker busses leave no doubt as to which country you are in.
We are staying in a lovely guest house by the water.
This was an important day - the day that fellow knitter and blogger Jean Miles and I finally got to meet in person! I think Jean had one scary moment when she phoned our guest house the night of our arrival, as we had previously arranged, only to be told there was nobody named Hammond staying here. I had completely forgotten that Kath had made the reservations for this leg of our journey. However, we managed to connect and arrange a meeting time and place. Our meeting spot should come as no surprise to anyone who knows us!
That yarn I am holding is 100% Scottish Shetland Wool. It just might be the most beautiful shade of blue I have ever seen. Any guesses as to what souvenir I am taking home from Scotland?
I was a little bit nervous about meeting Jean in person. You never know how this kind of thing will go. Maybe we would look at each other and run out of things to say after just a few minutes. I needn't have worried. We talked, laughed and shared stories of our lives for well over two hours. It was a special time spent with a very special person. Thank you Jean for taking the time to meet with us. And thank you for introducing us to the wonders of a glass of cider!