Friday, 14 December 2007

Hi, we did manage our trip to Edinburgh on Tuesday it was a very cold frosty day the bus had been late due to someone taking ill but fortunately we have a park and ride so we can sit in the car till the bus appears. It was a quick run through as there are bus lanes on the motorway. after a quick coffee and toast we headed off to Princess Street Gardens. The frost was still on the ground as the sun does not get high enough at the time of year.  We walked along past the National gallery we did not visit as we will be going back in January for the Turner Exhibition.  We came to the German Market and had a look at all the lovely candles and decorations they had brought with them.  We carried on and looked done on the Ice rink that has been built for the festive season. I was very tempted but having had a lot of back pain lately I thought I would be sensible and give it a miss  as it is 45 years since I skated. I hate being sensible.
We then crossed the busy road and visited Jenners which have been Edinburgh's no 1 for ever. It was bought by House of the House of Fraser a few years ago but it has stayed unique. The Christmas light are always a sight to behold as you can see do put the pictures up to full size. Shortly after this I felt a bit unwell and we headed off to the bus station to catch a early bus home.  I must say I was a bit disappointed maybe I expected too much.  This is about the third time I have tried to write this so here's hoping.  Till next time.


                                          Love  Joan.



sdrogerson said...

aye Jenners not many like it these days

cayasm said...

MMM Ice-skating very tempting but if you have a bad back can't be done, the new Turner Exibhibition sounds interesting, I've never been to a German market before, i hear their decorations are usually good, sorry to hear you felt unwell and hope your feeling better.
Have a good weekend



bronny42 said...

Hi Joan love the picture thought Jennas was wonderful what a display. Glad you managed to get to the German market. Hope you are feeling a bit better today. KATHIE.

ally123130585918 said...

Glad you managed to go to Edinburgh ~ I loved your pictures ~ and the German Market looks very Christmassy ~ The skating rink looked tempting ~ they have built one near the Forum in Norwich so nice to see everyone using it ~ Jenners look beautiful with all those lights ~ sorry you felt unwell hope you are feeling better now ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

Your pictures are lovely ,very Christmassy nice to see the walk along by Princes Street .Ihope you are feeling better now Jan xx

labdancer51 said...

I`m glad you had a nice day out in Edinburgh Joan, and how lovely to have a German market. We sometimes have a French market in town but it hasn`t been here for a while. I know the frosty days are the coldest but I love them, they`re far more Christmassy. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

mariealicejoan said...

Todd and I really enjoyed looking at your Christmas photos of Edinburg this morning.  It doesn't look all that much different than London we have decided.  Your pictures of the German Christmas market though, did make me long to go to Germany at Christmas time.  How wonderful that would be.

jmoqueen said...

The lights in Jenners looks great :o)  Sorry to hear you felt ill during the day ~ hope your feeling better today xx  Sounds like you did have a good day though :)


ekgillen said...

What amazing pics!!!