Four days in Edinburgh at Festival time is a treat. The city was heaving with people, rushing from venue to venue. I saw a notice for a Fringe item number 169. Are there really that many events?
As I was staying with my friends, as well as visiting one of the Book Events, we also went to a couple of museums. I really would recommend the Dovecot, with their rug making. It needs to be seen to be believed. Fascinating.
We managed to pull ourselves from the city and visited Monteviot House in the Borders. The gardens were one of the best I have seen in Scotland. So many different ‘rooms’, ranging from the Water Gardens to Inspirational Imagination. We could have spent all day there and taken a picnic as we saw some people doing. Of course, the weather was very hot and sunny. That always helps any day out.