Last week started off with a bit of a wobble and I felt like I'd gone back six years to when I wasn't well. It was silly really, as when I sat and thought about it later, there was no need for it. Too much overthinking and dwelling on things I can't control. At the time though it made me feel unwell and nauseous. It lasted for a few days and I only felt better once we'd got to Edinburgh and met up with friends. Then it all faded away and I was back to my normal self.
Edinburgh was awesome. Good friends and laughter is all you need for a great weekend. Last weekend was a busy one in the city. The Edinburgh Fringe is on, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is on and also on Sunday morning the World Cycling Championship men's road race started there.
The Fringe - What can you say about the Fringe? It is everywhere you go. There are 300+ venues of comedy, music, musicals, plays, drag shows, wrestling, singing and dancing. You name it. It's there. As well as the venues there are street artists every few feet. It's definitely an attack on the senses. If you're looking for a quiet weekend in Edinburgh - avoid August :0)
The Military Tattoo - This year it was the turn of the Royal Air Force to host the venue. The esplanade of Edinburgh Castle is transformed into an arena that can seat 8600 people. The main castle is used as a back drop for the show, with pictures being projected onto it. And of course there are fireworks at the end.
This year we had the Band of the Royal Air Force, the Kings Colour Squadron, the Massed Pipes and Drums, Trinidad and Tobago Steel Orchestra, the Swiss Armed Forces Central Band, the King’s Guard Band and Drill Team of Norway and the Tattoo dancers and fiddlers. It was an absolutely brilliant night, the rain held off and at least one of our friends got to tick it off their bucket list.
Cycling - We didn't realise until we got there, that the UCI World Road Race was starting in Edinburgh on Sunday morning. It was amazing to see all the riders we'd been watching in the Tour de France, cycle past. We didn't find out until later, that the race had been held up for an hour, by protesters, on it's way to Glasgow.
All in all it was a great weekend. Not even the hours train delay at Manchester, on the way home, could put a dampener on it.