Saturday, 29 September 2007

Edinburgh Cribs

So, a few days ago, Mags joined Alien Wally in the “early 30s” of life. To help her get over the trauma celebrate this momentous occasion, Alien Wally took the day off work to take Mags out for cake and a tour around Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh, which she visits every summer. As summer is, sadly, over, the Queen had headed back to England, kindly leaving her home open to such lovely people like Alien Wally and Mags. What was she thinking?! Does she know how close Mags came to jumping the barrier so that she could sit on the Queen’s throne…? And, as an aside, what is it with Mags and thrones anyway?

After following the audio tour through the palace itself (sorry, folks, no pictures allowed inside), Alien Wally and Mags went outside to visit the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, still attached to the palace. Alien Wally and Mags are always awed by the fact that even ruined churches still retain their powerful, yet immensely peaceful, energy. This particular abbey, set against the backdrop of the magnificent palace gardens and Arthur’s Seat, is well worth a visit, and Alien Wally and Mags will definitely be returning.

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