Edinburgh: Roundup

I posted a short blog last week from Edinburgh, and thought I’d follow it up with a better account and some pictures.

While in Edinburgh, we managed to see plenty of things that I had never had the chance to see – including climbing Arthur’s Seat, which was quite a trek, but definitely worth it once we got to the top!

We also visited the zoo, which was lovely. I hadn’t been there in over ten years, so it was great to go back and see just how little I could remember! We saw all sorts of animals, from meerkats and penguins…

to rhinos and zebras!

Of course, as writers and Potter fans, we had to visit The Elephant House Cafe while we were there, the “birthplace of Harry Potter” (or at least, a cafe where Jo did some of her writing).

This morning’s coffee and writing in the elephant house #potter ,#Edinburgh #jkrowling

A photo posted by Sophie (@sophs_3) on Jul 16, 2015 at 6:27am PDT

Which as always was wonderfully inspiring and nice to be able to sit for a bit, and think and write. And of course, Hogwarts is always there to welcome you home (on a side note, definitely want to start a reread of the series soon!).

We also visited the Cathedral, the museum, peered into the entrance of the castle, explored the Royal Mile, visited lots of bookshops – and more! It was a busy, but fun trip.

While in Edinburgh, I managed to get a lot of writing done. It’s always nice to be away from the laptop for a bit and focus on pen and paper. I found a lot of new ideas flowing – and even worked out a tricky plot point that I had been pondering over for a while! This meant that I was rather excited to get home again and get writing again, although I have been distracted by getting blog posts, and other bits and pieces done first….

It was wonderful to return to Edinburgh once again, and explore this beautiful and inspiring city. Although, I am glad to be back in the slightly warmer South East….

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