I go back to school in about ten days. Where did my Summer go?! I had such a huge list of things I wanted to do over the six weeks off, paint everyday, read every book in my bookcase, go down to England and not sleep in every single day to make the most of my precious school free mornings. That didn't happen. I've painted maybe once, England has to be cancelled and on most days the earliest I have risen has been at eleven 'o'clock. Oh dear.
What I did do however, was begin volunteering at the community cafe and spend two days in Edinburgh. More on the cafe in a later post, there have already been far too many awkward customers, "unusual" volunteers and mishaps involving various beverages to cram in here.
Edinburgh is incredibly beautiful. Its historical value is amazing, even I, who was a lot more concerned with the amazing vintage shopping in the city, found it extremely interesting. As a visitor from the countryside where almost everyone either works in the oil industry and uses a BMW to commute or is a farmer and drives a tractor purely to hold me up when I'm late to meet someone, it was the multiculturalism of Edinburgh and the vibrancy of its city centre that really made me want to stay.