...Well I have a place at the seminar on June 9th! Yay. I booked the plane last night >GULP<. It actually took me three times as long as it should have because I kept looking for trains that would miraculously somehow get me from Exeter to Edinburgh in eight hours or less. None will. Not even Richard Branson has invented a super-fast connection from the South West to Scotland. Damn him!!!
However, I have nowhere to stay yet. Thanks very much to all Edinburghians who've said I can stay with them, I'm sure you're all very nice, but I do like to vet people I stay overnight with in advance. After all, for the last Adrian Mead seminar I stayed with Lianne, and I STILL went to bed with an axe under my pillow 'cos she's a shifty bugger and no mistake. I clocked her, trying to decide if she could fit my riven body into her chest freezer. Oh yes. And thus her fiendish plan was thwarted! ; )
The problem for me is, I have never been to Edinburgh before. The class is on Johnson's Terrace near St. Columba's street or something, but it might as well be the moon - I have no idea where anywhere is. Quite literally. And the places I've been reccommended are either full up or don't answer my emails or telephone calls! >ARGH!<
So, kwik question for you: if I were to stay at one of the many hotels in the vicinity of Edinburgh airport, how long would it take me to get to the city centre and back for this class and is it scarily confusing? Bear in mind I get lost and freaked out easily and you Scots don't need a scary Northerner running amok even if I am only five foot three and according to Dorothy Perkins, "petite" (yeah right). Over to you...