Still raining in the morning. Walked to work as usual, picking up my bacon and egg roll at Snax.
The evening started with a pint in Whistle Binkies, followed by a meal at Petit Paris. Had the Sea Bass with an olive topping.
Amusing chat with the couple next door. The guy got up before ordering to go to the loo. As he left he said to the girl guess what I am having. I said to here, he is having the rabbit. He could not believe the girl when she guessed rabbit. The give away sign were the fingers, in rabbit ear shape above his head as he left the table. He thought he had just brushed his hair.
Chat with spiky hair, she was wondering how long I would be there. We got into talking about Iran and Saudi.
Horrible wet day. Rained all day. In the evening, started off a quite evening. 30 minutes on the exercise machines burning off the waist line, followed by a swim and then the hotel restaurant.
Had some scallops on a risotto base, with a plate of brussel sprouts. During the meal, by down fall occur ed. Ed phoned. We met up in the Half Way House, on the setps between Waverly Station and Cockburn street. We actually met outside in the torrential rain. After a few pints there we moved on to Whistle Binkies for some music and beer.
Flew up to Edinburgh again The landing was twitchy caused by very blustery conditions on arrival. This time landed pretty much on time, not like the previous week. The weather started out nice, though windy, but by the end of the day it was drizzling.
Evening entertainment was down in the gym. First bought myself a pair of reebok trainers and shorts in a closing down sale. (Place was closing down 2 months ago).. Then to the hotel gym, where I used the tread mill and training bikes. Cooled off with a swim and sauna.
Ate in the hotel Raddisson Itchycoo bar.
Gulf Shrimp Cerviche with a lime, grilled pepper and cilantro.
Serrano Ham with chips and fried egg. The chips are always called “ratte” potato-truffle salad.
4 types of olives.
Finally back in the hotel room, spoke to rosemary through the Internet connection.
Well you guessed it, I am back from Saudi. Pleasant trip, but very humid in Jeddah.
Week started badly, EasyJet were several hours late setting off. Found a nice quiet place in the airport to wait. No one else around, the Costa Coffee shop had a very underworked and pleasant girl serving there. She got quite a bit of businees from me!
The week, well ate mainly in the hotel, but had one visit to Petit Paris. Met Ed and Mary for a lunch time drink.