September in Edinburgh so far has been lovely. Once you get over the fact that there really is no more chance of any kind of warm weather, you can just get on with the autumn activities. For us that meant my lovely cousin Laurence visiting. One of the most important people in the world to me came up for a weekend and it was really nice to catch up and hang out.
He was up in time for Saturday’s football. We chatted and watched some good games.
Then we headed out to dinner with some friends, where Laurence insisted on having the full Scottish experience despite us being in a Turkish restaurant. This included haggis with cous-cous (yes, there is such a thing).
Afterwards we all went for a lovely evening walk on what was probably one of the last warm evenings of the year.
Laurence, continuing with the Scottish theme purchased a deep-fried Snickers bar.
Then we found our favourite ice cream place, and I had my favourite combination of flavours, chocolate and lemon.
The next morning we went to a patterserie for a very unhealthy brunch.
That meant, lemon tarts, cream teas and chocolate tortes.
And yes of course the torte proved to be too much for me, I never stood a chance of finishing that thing.
All too soon it was time for Laurence to leave. I am glad we had so much fun together and had a chance to catch up, but I can’t wait until we get to see each other again.
The days are getting shorter and colder. We have had a few days where it has seemed as if the sun hasn’t come out at all.
All you can do on such days is visit charming little cafes/bookshops,
sip coffee and nibble on brownies,
have fun together,
and feel grateful when a lovely person is cooking for you.
Especially when he tries to spell out a ‘J’ on your food.
September proves that good food and good company are the best way to spend a rainy evening.