Edinburgh on St Andrew’s Day.

November 30, 2013  |  Featured Posts

We spent this morning in Edinburgh and I took some photos as it was a lovely sunny day here.

In the lead up to Christmas, Edinburgh hosts a German style Christmas market within Princes Street Gardens and this year they have added a fun fair in St Andrew’s Square.
I took some photos of a ride they have erected alongside the more run of the mill fun fair rides – it never ceases to amaze me what people do for fun. Have a look at the photos and you’ll see what I mean.
I’ve put them in sequence so that you can see how high the ride actually goes. Bear in mind, the buildings in the square are pretty tall to begin with.

Edinburgh was very busy as you would expect at this time of year. No matter how often I shop there (most weekends) I never tire of it.

I’ve still been busy knitting and finished this little one last night. I’m currently knitting a fox which is coming together quite nicely – better than I expected.

Little Red

I’ve also done a tiny amount of stitching – the desire to stitch is gradually returning and I’ve decided to only tackle small designs to see if my shoulder and neck can cope with it.

I have worked on this little sheep which has still be be finished along with the next two, one of which I stitched to include with a birthday card.

Only two days late!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed whilst reading this post but I now have a second gallery which I can add photos to. If you click on any photo in either Gallery you can sequence through the photos by clicking the arrow. I’m hoping to keep both galleries more seasonal and up to date.

I’ll leave you with a photo of a swan that I took later this morning when visiting my favourite baker’s shop in another part of the city.

Words of Wisdom!

Thanks for popping in for a visit, take care and enjoy your weekend wherever you are.


  1. Good morning, Ann! It’s lovely to see your post! I was just thinking of you yesterday and here we are!

    That Christmas Market sounds like fun though I will pass on that ride. It makes me woozy just looking at it!

    I love that knitted bunny, so cute! I noticed that blue and white vase too – can’t remember that pattern but I really like it. The stitching looks great. I’m all for smaller projects these days! I like that photo of the “words of wisdom”.

    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Beautiful rabbit in her red outfit. All you sheep are so lovely and thanks for the lovely photos, hugs.

  3. Little Red is soooo very cute!

  4. The flower bud and swan are just beautiful, and it sounds like you had a fun time shopping! That ride makes my stomach feel funny just looking at the picture. Little Red and your stitching are lovely as always!

  5. Nice to see you stitching again. I love Shepherd’s Bush designs too. Love the little knitted guy too. The market looks fun, although I agree — I’d never ride that thing. lol!

  6. Hi Ann, You would never get me on that ride!! Our local church is called Greyfriars and they had the St Andrews flag flying all day on Saturday. However it took my mother to remind me why! No Christmas markets here. All the talk is of summer holidays, barbecues and caravans at the beach.

  7. Oh Ann – That’s a scary ride! I saw a photo of it on the BCC website and thought, “Oh no, I don’t think so!” Despite going up the Shard and across the Thames on the gondola, I don’t think that I’m up to that carnival ride. Such sweet sheep you’ve stitch – I’m glad small projects are working out for you. Lovely to have festive Christmas markets.

  8. Congrats on the lovely finishes – the knitted bunny is so sweet 🙂

  9. This little rabbit is just so cute, a little sweetie. And look at these lovely sheep. I particularly love the ones with the hat buttons on. So funny.
    A lot of our Christmas markets opened last weekend, too, some of them only for the weekend, some for a whole week or even longer in the big cities.
    That fair ride looks more than scary – nothing for me, lol.

  10. Lovely to hear what you’ve been up to, Little Red is very cute as are the sheep.

    We have a German market here in Leeds too in the run up to Christmas so many places have them I sometimes wonder how there are any tradwrs left in Germany!

  11. So nice to read a post from you Ann. Those rides look like so much fun! I can do the swings and that’s about it. REally fabulous photos!! Great stitching too! That swam photo is amazing. Merry Christmas to you!!

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