Tuesday, July 16, 2013

UK Trip #19: Read "Witchery Tales" - About Edinburgh, Scotland's Dark History

Earlier this month we took a trip to the U.K. that included Scotland. We  took the "Witchery Tour: Murder and Mayhem" in Edinburgh, Scotland (we blogged about it yesterday). There's a companion book to the tour that you can buy on-line and it's worthwhile. This book contains some of the stories told on the tour and gives you a great insight into the dark history of the city. 
   It's well-written and full of historic details about the city of Edinburgh. It really paints an interesting, yet dark history of the city's laws against thieves, murderers, and weird city laws.
ONE ODD HISTORIC FACT  FROM THE TOUR - Hundreds of years ago, Firemen were paid by clients that lived in apartment-like buildings. If the apartment above or below them was on fire, and those residents were not "firehouse subscribers," the firemen would let the building burn until it affected their client. Weird stuff! 
 - The Adam Lyal's Witchery Tour in Edinburgh, Scotland is a must for any visitor to the city, too. It was serious and funny, light-hearted and entertaining. This is a great read for anyone who wants a look at Scotland in the last several hundred years.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next