Planning my Edinburgh stay

I am sooo looking forward to my first ever visit to Edinburgh. Now just a few days away! There is something so exiting about traveling alone. Nobody to tell me where to go, what to do, or what to like and not. And yes I know, no one to share everything with.

I am quite used to traveling alone on work trips, and know my way around dodgy areas and pocket thieves.Β The thing about traveling alone as a girl is to avoid tourists and blend in with the crowds. And the avoid tourists thing is why I have not visited Edinburgh before. πŸ™‚ And now I am living outside of the city center with people I know. Just to be sure!

The trip this time is not for pleasure, or at least not just πŸ™‚ I am enjoying life and traveling so much these days, so even if it is for work this trip, I am quite certain that it will be sooo much fun!

I am attending a work conference (NN/G Usability week) at a hotel in the city center two days, and have one day (this sunday) for only me! πŸ™‚
The Royal Botanical gardens Edinburgh is my primary target and preferred activity that day. I am a keen gardener, and I am sure to find some good signs of the fabulous spring yet to arrive here at my doorstep.
I am hoping for Crocus, some early Rhododendrons, maybe a Magnolia or two and hopefully a lot of daffs! My favorite is Daphnes so I hope to spot one or two! πŸ™‚

After this visit I am kind of clueless to what to do with my spare time. This would be the Sunday, monday and tuesday afternoons.
Off course I have heard that the castle is a must see. And I do love shopping, so I will not lack stuff to do I guess.

If how ever you have any suggestions, please do tip me!

My snowdrops

My snowdrops

My snowdrops
My Snowdrops are finally out ringing!

Under my kitchen window the snow has finally left and loads of bulbs are sending up their shoots. And to my joy the Snowdrops have already dropped their elegant bells out. Such a treat!
When I bought this house, these snowdrops were the only plants in the garden, and so appreciate them.
I am thinking of lifting them and spread them around after they are finished flowering. Maybe my mum wants some πŸ™‚