katherine_b: (Allo Allo - Only Tuesday)
posted by [personal profile] katherine_b at 07:33am on 09/01/2013 under
Hurrah, I have photos again! Unfortunately the only interesting ones are from yesterday. For instance, this was my morning tea:

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I had it here:

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I had a wonderful morning wandering around the HMY Britannia, feeling alternately delighted at seeing it all and sorry for the Royal Family at having been deprived of its use. Still, I'm thrilled to have visited it.

In the afternoon I went to Melrose Abbey:

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This was an incredible place to visit and I wandered around it for about two hours, listening to the audio guide and looking for the bagpipe-playing pig. Wonderful!

After this, I met up with [livejournal.com profile] debodacious for a lovely afternoon tea and a cosy chat. The perfect end to a great day!
Mood:: 'mellow' mellow
katherine_b: (Chalet lands)
posted by [personal profile] katherine_b at 10:27pm on 09/01/2013 under
Well, today was lots of fun, but also very somewhat expensive. After leaving Edinburgh, I headed for Helen Barber's house (she is the author of Chalet School Headmistress and Bettanys of Taverton High) and we had a lovely lunch at her house and chatted about books, politics and all sorts of things.

After this I headed for a highly recommended bookshop called TB Books in Addingham near Leeds. I made the following purchases:

Changes for the Chalet School
The Chalet School Does It Again
The New Mistress at the Chalet School
Summer Term at the Chalet School
Prefects of the Chalet School

In the interests of honesty, I should admit that all five hardbacks cost me a total of £250, the same amount as I saw for Chalet School Reunion back in Hay. This feels a lot more satisfying and far less guilt inducing than that purchase (had I made it) would have done.

Tonight I am in Nottingham, planning to visit the Galleries of Justice tomorrow, before heading for London and the return of my car. (I may also have another bookshop to visit on the way. Somebody stop me please. *g*)
Mood:: 'sleepy' sleepy

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