Actually, we did a few things first: breakfast at Gregg's, a stop at Gryphon venues, and then more stops in a number of stores along the Haymarket. I always like to stop in W. Armstrong & Son, just to see if they have anything cool in there. Turns out they have a lot of things cool in there, none of which I can pull off at 42. Miles and Joseph were awed by that place, but seemed much more interested in this one:
Edinburgh has been reintroducing these beautiful purple flowers all along the hike. They look like thistle from far away, but they aren't. I thought they were really pretty. The entire mountain shimmered in heather and purple flowers.
Opening performance of Hamlet and Ophelia Go Swimming went fantastically. I was hugely proud of the cast. They had a really big audience for their first show at the festival - it was an exciting surprise. Including a mysterious reviewer: let's hope the show gets some good ink! It certainly deserves it. I was super proud of them.