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  • I was up early on the Friday morning. Drank instant coffee in the hotel room and watched BBC morning programme. I kept on thinking of the photo I wanted to make of the Edinburgh Castle in the twilight, it was so magnificent with the lights on it, when I arrived late last night. I did not know then how blue the sky would be in the afternoon, and to make things even better the Moon on the right spot.

    Later I went out to Princes Street and had my breakfast in Costa with a fine view over the cold but beautiful street. I spent the day walking around with and without my colleague, who came with me for the exhibition. We did some shopping, I bought the remixed versions of the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine. Their Love album was sold out in the town. Of course I visited some galleries and the Castle.
  • As big suppliers of cod and haddock to the fish and chips industry in the UK we had to try the local haddock and chips in a pub at lunch time. Most of the time you get very good fish and chips the pubs in Britain. This was no exception.
  • After a good afternoon we went to San. Yes, my Cowbird friend San Cassimally had kindly invited us to his home where he cooked for us the best fish curry I have ever tasted. The evening with San was definitely the best part of my visit to Edinburgh. It was really great to meet him, chat with him and listening to him talking about his writing and his plans. I was very surprised to learn that San is almost 80 years old, as lively and creative as he is. Why was a little worried when I became 60 last month? San gave me his Case book of Irene Adler before we left his house, which I’m reading with great pleasure now.
  • After a good day and a fantastic evening it was time to go back to the hotel to read and have a good rest before the weekend’s work.
  • I was in Edinburgh with a captain of one of the vessels from the company I work for, to participate in an exhibition for the fish and chips restaurants in Scotland and North England. I go to exhibitions in the UK three times a year and always with a great pleasure. It is nice to meet our customers and learn about their needs and ideas and I consider myself lucky as England and Scotland are great places to visit. The people, the history, the music, the art, the football, the coffee houses and the concerts. You name it. Britain and London have it all.
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