The Maisie expedition - part 2


Doesn't it gladden your heart to see an independent bookshop? I had to buy the Giveaway copy of 'Maisie comes to Morningside' as close to Morningside as I could get, and that meant The Children's Bookshop in Bruntsfield Place. Have a look at their website for the bookshop, and also for their publishing arm, Fidra publishers, which specialises in reprinting children's books for a new audience.

One title in particular in their window display caught my eye. If you're a Scottish child who plays the bagpipes, you need to find somewhere to practise that won't disturb the neighbours:


And just as I was getting on the number 23 to wend my way back to Canonmills, I spied this bit of Scottish life which I had to capture. Even tho I was stepping onto the bus and the driver was enquiring whether I wished to avail myself of the opportunity to travel at that moment ("Are ye gettin on the bus then, hen?").


Saturday morning + wedding season = kilts in the streets.

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  1. I do love my trips with you, but the bus drivers remarks are priceless!

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  2. Last week I saw a construction guy here in a heavy canvas kilt - with construction boots and tool belt. It was quite a sight and me with no camera! We don't see too many of them here at all. Love the look of the bookstore.

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  3. Your pictures are SO making me miss "Home"! Hope your well Linda!!!

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  4. Your city is so lovely and interesting in the late springtime sunshine. Loved the castle and mound photo.

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  5. What a marvelous little bookstore...I know I could spend a long time in there quite happily!

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  6. i love bookshop and specially children litterature , i would like to visit this one !!! Men wearing kilts are really smart :)

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  7. I wouldn't be able to pass that shop up without taking a look inside!!

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  8. Doesn't that guy know that bloggers of the world are counting on you to get the latest in the happenings in your life. You should have turned and taken the old guy's photo too.
    I am reminded how my wife wouldn't let me take a picture of a van load of Amish people at a gas station. They were on their way to a convention and they all had the same green shirts and dresses. It was the coolest sight but I listened to my loving wife.

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