Daily Archives: Thursday, 2nd Nov 2017

Weight and Stuff Report – 2 November 2017

Weight: 228.8 pounds (16 stone 4.8 pounds, 103.8 kg)
Steps: 8,368

Oooooh, down again today.

I’ve taken a few days off work and decided to make the most of today by taking myself to Edinburgh, where I had a bit of a walk[1], but the main thing was a visit to The Palace of Holyroodhouse, official residence of the Queen when in Scotland, and otherwise a nicely historical tourist attraction. You get an audio guide thingy (available in several languages, but I stuck with English) which describes what’s on show in each room, and tells you where to go next (hard to get this wrong, there’s a planned route through the public rooms). Lots of interesting stuff to see in the palace, and there’s even a lovely ruined abbey at the back:

Holyrood Abbey

Holyrood Abbey

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/250s
Focal length: 31.1mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 2 November, 2017
Location: 55° 57.1603′ 0″ N 3° 10.3301′ 0″ W

From there, I went to my usual Edinburgh lunch venue, the St Giles Café Bar [2], where I had my usual Edinburgh lunch of the St Giles Waffle[3] and a pot of Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. Nice.

Then I wandered a bit more, and then got the next train home.

[1] All of it uphill, though not as long as some walks I’ve had in Edinburgh
[2]Fortunately, they’re a lot better at food than they are at websites. Oooh, that is in need of some work…
[3] Warm Belgian waffle, topped with crispy bacon, melting Brie, served with cherry tomatoes and a leafy salad, with maple syrup drizzled over it all. Almost worth the trip to Edinburgh on its own