Edinburgh Rhythms Old and New

Our wonderful city of Edinburgh has a clear and regular pulse.  It is known as ‘the festival city’ for good reason.  Throughout the year, you attend find major events of interest, covering everything from science to food and drink.

The summer is the busiest period, and it is around this time of year that Hub and I start gearing up for full entertainment immersion.

First to come will be the Jazz and Blues Festival.  We already have tickets for a couple of events. Next are the famous Edinburgh International Festival and the amazing Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  In parallel are the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.  Again, we are already well-furnished with tickets across the board. We are also this year looking forward to our first trip to the World Pipe Band Championships held in Glasgow.


Other annual traditions add to the year’s punctuation.  The floral clock in Princes Street Gardens is one such example.  This year it celebrates the 200th anniversary of The Scotsman newspaper.

Having lived here for over seven years, we are very much ‘in the swing’ of Edinburgh’s beats.  We are incredibly lucky to have all these riches on our doorstep.

There will, however, be rather an important difference for us this summer.  Today is Hub’s last day in full-time employment.  After 39 years of public service he is taking (slightly) early retirement.  It is a momentous time for us as we move to a wonderful new chapter in our lives together.

He has had a marvellous and illustrious career. The opportunity now to take life a bit easier, while trying out some new endeavours, is more than well-deserved.

I am so very proud of him and am delighted that we will now be creating a new life rhythm together.  🙂


16 thoughts on “Edinburgh Rhythms Old and New

  1. So pleased I caught this post, Liz. (I’m missing many at the moment.) Congratulations to hub. May you both enjoy your new chapter to the full!

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra 🙂


  2. Wishing you happy days and happy times. Xx

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    1. Thanks Mum – from us both! 🙂 xxx


  3. A new adventure awaits you both. I am so excited for you. Looking forward to the photos of the World Pipe Band. We will be there with you “in spirit!”

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    1. We’ll be thinking of you all while we are there! Sending much love and hugs xxx

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  4. Retirement! FUN! I hope he will love it and relax into it easily. He’ll certainly not get bored, with all you have planned for the summer. The Tattoo and the pipe bands sound wonderful to me.

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    1. Thanks so much Kerry. You will have to come over for these unmissable events some time! 😀


  5. that is fantastic. You can enjoy a great many things together in your wonderful town!

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  6. Congratulations to your husband, Liz. May he enjoy many, many years of active retirement. I apologise for the lateness of my comments – we are away from home with fitful internet. Have lots of festival fun this summer!

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    1. Thank you so much, Clare, and absolutely no apologies necessary! xxx

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  7. Oh happy days ahead for you and Hus. Spending time together in such a beautiful place. Fringe. Tattoo. Green and lavishness everywhere. I lived in Scotland for 4 years myself. It’s a bit damp, but so lovely. Thanks for sharing this post. I never tire of looking at Scotland. My memories are numerous. Congrats to Hus!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Jen – yes we are v lucky to live in such a great place – especially as we do not mind the weather! 😀


      1. Yes, a win-win for you too for sure!

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