This is now a kenspeckle* road sign road, we’ve seen it so often. It makes us smile and we hope the following glimpses of our week have the same effect.

Edinburgh is mad for Saturday. Everyone is out and about, and with weather like you see here, especially so.

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Princes Street, Scott Monument in right foreground, Balmoral Hotel (clock tower), and Nelson Monument in middle background on Calton Hill. Woman laughing in foreground clearly extra keen on Saturday.
Pre-Filmhouse lunch at Edinburgh Larder Bistro: squash sandwich with chips; three salads; wine.
Pre-Filmhouse lunch at Edinburgh Larder Bistro: squash sandwich with chips; three salads; wine. Not a great photie but a very nice meal overall.
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Yellow sponge with Victoria cream and rhubarb. Exceptional!

Monday afternoon we returned to The Riparian Rooms for an afternoon coffee.

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And a cocoa.
Guess someone heard a joke he didn't like about someone named Elizabeth.
Guess someone heard a joke he didn’t like about The Queen.
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As the weather turned, we viewed the imminent rush hour.

Tuesday we passed through this door and enjoyed the hospitality of a new friend who shared stories and a delicious supper with us.

It's high time we mention our commitment to our tartan scarfs. This one's Buchanan.
It’s high time we mention our commitment to our new tartan scarfs. This one’s Buchanan.

Wednesday morning! And an image from our neighbo(u)rhood while out for a run.

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The architecture reflects preference/convention/status: Flats at the ground and first floors have larger windows; the smaller windows are on the garden and upper levels.
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Then there’s Antique Buchanan, taking a load off in the Princes Street Gardens after a visit to the National Gallery.

And today, Thursday, we popped over to the library in the morning and then to Armchair Books after lunch. Although first we squeezed in a visit to Lovecrumbs.

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Passion fruit meringue and coffee banana cake. There were no crumbs left over.
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Between the stacks. Try adding that next time you read your fortune cookie
View to Grassmarket from Victoria Terrace.
View to Grassmarket from Victoria Terrace.

Seems the snell** winds have moved on — for now. The UK General Election just got underway this week, for six weeks of campaigning. Weather reporters have started reminding us that this weekend brings Good Friday and Easter and then Easter Monday. We’ll let you know what we’re up to again soon after the bunny hops. The Buchanans send their best wishes to you!

Vocab:

*kenspeckle = familiar, well-known, or easily recognized

**snell = bitingly cold

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