I mentioned last week that Matt and I are going to stop taking this living-abroad thing for granted, and soak in all the touristy wonders of Edinburgh until our fingers are pruney. So last week was Roslin, this week is the Edinburgh Farmers Market. You might think ho-hum, Lar, we have organic arugula and overpriced broccoli sprouts too. But do you have a castle looming over your tasty veg and gluten-free-dairy-free muffins?
To impress (or annoy?) people with Edinburgh’s beauty, you can pretty much respond with that question to any statement of fact about other places:
You: Of course, we also have H&M (and Starbucks, and Topshop)!
Me: But is it in the shadow of a large medieval fortress?
You: We also have pretty parks and outdoor cafés.
Me: But is it right next to the dramatic looming cliffs of history?!
You: We have beautiful warm weather and it’s sunny more than 10% of the year!
Me: Touché, my friend, touché.
I’m so glad we got to skype yesterday! I feel like I haven’t skype-seen you in forever. Did you guys have fun at the concert?
Do you see those muffins in the pictures? They are made by two ladies who own a company called Organically Yours. The coconut muffins are sooo good and they make deeelicious gluten-free and dairy-free cookies too! Now every Saturday morning I wake up and ask Matteo if we can go get gluten-free muffins — that always has him
not leaping out of bed at 8 am on Saturday.
Gluten-free Cookiesly Yours,