The 17th September was my 25th wedding anniversary, damn I looked good back then, what the hell happened? The Mrs hasn’t changed though.
I’m so lucky to still be with the woman I fell in love, and still love with all my heart.
As a 25th present Tracey got me a silver Claddagh ring from a store called ‘The Great Frog’, on our wedding day Tracey gave me an antique gold claddagh from Galway.
Sorry about the hairy hand , should have combed it first.
Then on the 19th September as part of our anniversary, we set off for a long weekend, to the city of Edinburgh. The city where my grandmother was born, grew up in, and was Married to my grandfather.
We stayed at a fantastic hotel called Motel One just down from the castle. The city was more beautiful than I imagined it would be.
We visited the Castle and the Royal Mile,
thankfully there are lots of coffee shops to rest along the route, Tracey got to look around the shops, not my thing though, so I sat in a coffee shop and people watched.
We also took a bus tour, and stopped to see the botanical gardens which were beautiful, lots of places to rest.
Next stop was the Ocean terminal, where the royal yacht Britannia is berthed, so we did the tour , the yacht is fantastic and there is so much history, plus they have a working cafe on board, where you can get afternoon tea, being your typical Englishman I had a black coffee, whereas the wife who is a little more sophisticated had the afternoon tea option, which consisted of a small pot of English breakfast tea, a scone with a small pot of clotted cream and a small pot of jam, then to top it off , it comes with an Edinburgh pink gin. She will kill me for posting this picture.
My God how many chins have I got now? Don’t answer that.
Once we arrived back at the hotel it was time for some refreshments, only the one though🍺 , the tartan pattern is very close to that of our family tartan.
This spot was also the perfect place for a pint of cider and some people watching .
I can honestly say, with hand on heart that Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited, because within hours of being there I had fallen in love with it, and we had a fantastic time, and the perfect place to spend our 25th anniversary.