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gailaldwin

A bit of luck

on August 14, 2013

Just when I thought I had to return to the office for three more days of work after taking leave next week, I discovered that I’m actually owed some days. As a result, my last day of employment with the County Council will be Friday and I’m madly trying to get everything done ready for a holiday in Edinburgh starting on Saturday.  We’re flying from Southampton and taking hand luggage only, so decanting liquids has been the order of the day. Fortunately, the flat that we’re staying at in Stockbridge provides shampoo and shower gel, so it’s only face creams that I need to worry about.

I’ve packed a couple of paperbacks including The Coward’s Tale by Vanessa Gebbie and The Polish Boxer (which was recommended by Sarah Bower) and you can read a review here. I’ve downloaded two audiobooks to my ipod: Catch 22 and The Unbearable Lightness of Being. So when I’m not attending sessions at the Book Festival or the Fringe I’ll have plenty to keep my busy.

Have a good week.

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6 responses to “A bit of luck

  1. Kevin Cullen says:

    Cool selection! Hope they’re good

  2. ArtiPeep says:

    Have a good holiday Gail and hope you see lots of really great things. Too much to choose from probably 🙂

  3. Pauline Howard says:

    Have a great time, Gail. Strangely, I have just downloaded Catch 22 to my ipod also!

  4. Have fun, Gail. I’ve never been to the festival, but would love to go one year. Are you sure you’ll have time for all those books?!

    • gailaldwin says:

      Hi Lindsay – just back from Edinburgh and exhausted. Fabulous place for a holiday and I’ve come back with plenty of ideas. I read one book and listened to another.

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