E IS FOR :
EDINBURGH AND ÉDITH PIAF !
“Who indeed that has once seen Edinburgh, but must see it again in dreams waking or sleeping?”
- Charlotte Bronte, letter July 20th,1850
A few years ago we found out from her proud mum that our niece Jo was going be appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe. Jo, who sings like the proverbial lark performs an Édith Piaf tribute act. Édith was regarded as France's most popular singer and was nicknamed the Little Sparrow. This gave us a perfect excuse for a couple of days away in our campervan. As well as seeing Jo's effervescent late night performance, we were able to wonder round this beautiful and most interesting city. A highlight for me was an afternoon at the Royal Botanic Garden, which has the most amazing greenhouses. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer. A return visit is on the cards !
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This is my post for this week's ABC Wednesday. Other posts on the letter E can be enjoyed here.