What better way to start a new year than a 4 and a half hour train jaunt north o’ the border. We’ve had a friend living in Edinburgh for ten years now and have made several trips to visit – either as a base to then go and explore the Scottish highlands or attend music festivals in Fife fishing villages, or for New Year (the year we went was cancelled due to terrible weather!). Anyway, it’s become one of my favourite cities and I would happily return again and again.
Fortunately two more friends have recently relocated to this part of the world so we managed to spend time catching up with them, exploring both Edinburgh and the picturesque villages of Anstruther and Pittenween on the East Neuk of Fife. I won’t bore you with my holiday snaps as that’s really not the point of this blog. However here are some visual stimulants from the trip which are (sort of) relevant: