London to Edinburgh: Thursday April 26

We landed at Heathrow terminal 5 and were told by BA staff we could clear customs so that we could see Kim. After half an hour in the queue we were told we could not clear the transit lounge. So, we went to the departure hall and waited for our delayed flight. We arrived in Edinburgh and our suitcases did not go through customs! We caught the bus into the city and walked up a hill to the apartment. Had a shower and unpacked.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

We went grocery shopping, posted Kim’s wedding present and bought a data package for our SIM card. Had a wee dram at The Albanath Whisky. Our choice for this afternoon was The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Dave made lamb chops with tomatoes, mushrooms and carrots for supper and we drank Canti Negroamaro Zinfandel from Puglia.
note: wine is very expensive here!

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Cape Town to London: Wednesday April 25

We have checked in and we are now sitting in the lounge waiting for the flight to board. So far there is no-one sitting next to us. I really hope it stays that way. Sadly it didn’t and Dave was sitting in the middle! I took a sleeping tablet when my supper arrived and did not even manage to stay awake long enough to finish my dessert. The young girl who sat next to Dave was very sweet and did not mind that he got up a few times during the night to stretch his legs. Breakfast for me was not exciting – chicken just does not do it!