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Mick & Lizzie, Gus & Vicki :)


Monopoly Deal update - scores are Alison: 5, Simon: 4. Also taught Simon to play two handed five hundred last night, and it's one-nil my way so far.
Breakfast was just as good as dinner last night - Simon had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, and this was all included in the cost of the room! Very good start to the day.
Headed north and crossed the border into Scotland, where there was a bagpiper. Of course. Through Jedburgh, which looked like a beautiful spot, and into Edinburgh where we grabbed Miguel (in his Swans jumper) and Lizzie from the airport. With some amazing tetris-type manoeuvres the four of us and our bags managed to squeeze into the two-door Ford Fiesta. Cosy! Off to Dundee, where it took a bit of searching to find somewhere to stay, but eventually found a place that would take us.
Into town and to Tickety-Boo's, where we met up with Gus (a taller and easier to understand version of Steve). And that was the beginning of the end... In no particular order, the night involved cider, Foster's, Guinness, Chinese buffet, some Scottish beer, whiskey (with and without coke) and a liqueur laced with cinnamon. I worked out that adding coke to scotch is an easy way to bring tears to a Scotsman's eyes. We also tried to convince Gus to move to Camperdown and buy the Leura, but Vicki is not going to come with him on account of the crocodiles and spiders. Vicki taught us to say 'eh' instead of 'aye', like a true Dundonian. And apparently if I wanted to order five pies, I'd have to say I wanted 'ferv pehs' [I would have written all this phonetically but I don't have IPA on the ipad]. We saw the place where William Wallace killed his first Englishman, and Lizzie helped out a bird trying to get to a kebab on the way home. After all that, it was most definitely time for bed. Goodnight Dundee!

Posted by Buccas 11:25 Archived in Scotland

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