Another trip North with a Brother PR655. This time I’m off to the fair city of Edinburgh and what a beautiful city it turned out to be. As regular readers will know by now yours truly can’t pass up on the opportunity to call in at Tebay Services for a full english.
And I’m pleased to announce that I did not let you down. Another delicious breakfast at Tebay which makes a change from the Weetabix, Porridge or Alpen etc that I usually chomp in the early morning.
The ducks were in a frisky mood and the small corner of their pond that wasn’t frozen became the centre of activities in the early morning winter sun. You’ll notice the two ducks standing off on the ice. I was reliably informed that these two characters were a pair of well known trouble makers and that they had been asked to stand in the corner for half an hour.
The journey up to Edinburgh to deliver the embroidery machine took me deep into some beautiful scenery. As I climbed ever higher in me trusty Land Rover the scene became wider and whiter and although I encountered a few closed roads, the way remained mainly clear. One day, I’m sure, I’ll end up stuck in a snow drift somewhere – probably in Scotland or Kent.
Finally, I arrived at my destination in the middle of Edinburgh. Nigel has a lovely shop and he sells all manner of Scottish military uniforms etc. etc. so I’m sure his Brother PR655 will prove to be a very worthwhile investment. Nigel was a very decent chap and provided a flagging yours truly with coffee and chocolate biscuits to revive the spirits. Phew!
After completing the training with Nigel, I wished him and his partner, Sheila, well and pointed the Land Rover south. A quick phone call to Mrs B. and I was set for the journey home. I left the fair and by now bustling city of Edinburgh with a slight sense of sorrow. So many of my travels delivering Brother embroidery machines across the UK take me to towns and cities that have lost all sense of character. Too often the view is of carbuncles made from glass and steel. The proud and mighty city of Edinburgh has held on to its past and its architectural heritage and it’s a wonder to see. I only wished I’d had a weekend spare to walk it’s impressive streets and corridors.