And so I gave myself to God, There was a pregnant pause before he said ok…
Sunday was a much more relaxed day as we had packed so much into our Friday night and full Saturday in Edinburgh. We woke up rather late and made the most of our free breakfast of cornflakes and toast. There was also good news as Kurt told us that he had arranged with the cleaning lady to get our “nice hotel room” cleaned without his boss knowing. Of course as the room had been over booked Josh and I had to sleep somewhere, but seeing as our buddy Kurt put us in one of the best rooms…we didn’t want the fella getting in to trouble.
The plan for Sunday morning had always been to climb up Arthur’s Seat, a nearby mountain that gives panoramic views of the city. However, with the torrential rain the night before that plan had been somewhat shelved. When we took two steps outside of our hostel and the heavens opened into a HEAVY snowstorm, that plan was put on indefinite hiatus. The snow/wind was crazy and we tried to walk to the Royal Mile to catch up with our fellow travellers. Eventually Josh and I hailed a cab, but almost as a switch was flicked as soon as we got out of the cab not only did the snow stop but there was blue skies all around. You could see how it could change so quickly as you tracked the clouds flying like F1 cars across the sky.
After warming up with the rest of the guys in a Starbucks we once again went our separate ways. I went to explore a bit and after walking around a bit, buying some AWESOME fudge and biting in to my lip (ouch! :() I caught up with Josh and Brent for lunch who were halfway through their raiding of the stores of Edinburgh. I had a nice Ceasar Salad and then spent the rest of the time resisting the urge to go shopping and buy some of the awesome clothes (That will have to wait until I am back….and have some money).
The rest of our time in Edinburgh was spent in a variety of pubs discussing all the assignments we need to complete over the next few weeks, how great Edinburgh is as a city, how SHIT the weather is in Scotland and how bad it is to have wet/cold feet all day. It really is a fun place, but I would love to move it closer to the equator so you could really enjoy it.
It was then a few hours on a train, a lot of pages of DS Wall’s Cybercrime book and plenty of iPod…and we were back in Leeds. Ready for the week of study/assignment writing ahead!
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- This is the last song, (This is the last song). That I will dedicate to you. Made my peace and now i’m through..
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- Just a little insight won’t make this right. It’s too late to fight. It ends tonight, It ends tonight.
- Everything has changed (everything has changed), the faces stay the same (faces stay the same)…
- Come on baby, light my fire. Come on baby, light my fire. Try to set the night on fire…
- Louie louie, Oh baby I gotta go. Louie louie, Oh baby I gotta go.
- Milo Venus was a beautiful lass. She had the world in the palm of her hand. But she lost both her arms in a wrestling match…
- Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir (ce soir, what what what) Voulez vous coucher avec moi
- I’m leaving for Paris, no I don’t think that I’ll see you. I’m leaving for Paris, no I don’t think that I need to. So I’m leaving for Paris, won’t you try to take care of yourself?
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- Little girl, little girl. Why are you crying? Inside your restless soul, your heart is dying.