New favo(u)rite things

Yesterday we took a dauner* over to the Central Library for a talk about the sea war of WWI given by a pleasant gent from Leith. We paid attention enough, although our ears certainly pricked up at this item: September 1914, a British cruiser with the same maiden/single name as one of us was torpedoed by a German U-boat. History resonates, indeed!

And here are images from the past few days of our history.

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The Edinburgh Quartet following last week’s performance at the Queen’s Hall.
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Our swither** over which tartan to go with was fleeting: Maple won out and we hope Viv will like it.
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Choosing which dessert was easy, too: lemon pudding. This happened at Nom de Plume on Broughton Street.
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This, too. It’s their sticky toffee pudding.
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The Writers’ Museum.
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Another noteworthy Robert! Poet Robert Fergusson’s headstone at Canongate Kirk.
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Walnut liqueur from Somerset, by way of Demijohn, a shop that specializes in cask concoctions. See http://www.demijohn.co.uk/walnut-liqueur-38 for more about this one, which we have (so far) enjoyed over vanilla ice cream.
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Blue potatoes, goat cheese, and spinach fritatta along with greens and a barley salad at the Royal Mile location of the Edinburgh Larder.
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How the Larder rolls — deliciously.

Vocab:

* a stroll

** state of indecision

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