Tuesday 2 April 2013

B... is for Berwick!

Berwick, or North Berwick, is a tiny little town about an hour's drive northwards from Edinburgh. I've been here twice. Both long and lovely stories. Take 1, V's friend lived in Edinburgh a couple of years ago and came up to spend a week in winter 2012 from Birmingham. His ex-landlady, who must be between 75 and 80, drove the three of us upto Tantallon Castle on 31st December. On the way back, we stopped in Berwick at her friends'. A group of 5 - 6 people who fed us cakes, biscuits, cheeses, and lots of tea just sat around in a warm room on a cold night and talked, about various things. It was the last evening of 2012 and it was so random, yet so beautiful.

 Take two: Su's parents, 5 days later, drove us to a beach nearby... and obviously, we headed to Berwick again after a day of picnic and hiking. This time, it was a ball! We went to Daffodil Cafe, I HIGHLY recommend it. It is owned and run by a slightly eccentric Greek and he makes the most delicious blueberry scones, when he has fresh berries and he feels like making them! They are usually announced by the clanging of plates, and it's a small and packed cafe, so that's pretty darn noisy. And I'm sure they are what heaven must smell like!

Anyway, my memories of North Berwick, unlike Harold Fry's, are far from depressing. It is a quaint town with some lovely beaches and you all should visit!
This post is part of the ongoing A-to-Z Challenge. Previously, A.


Paula said...

Sounds lovely. And that cafe sounds so fun!

Tony Laplume said...

Sounds like good eating!

Arlee Bird said...

I enjoy reading these types of blog posts about places I'll probably never experience. You told a good story about these places.

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Udita Banerjee said...

If someone had said something to me about being in Scotland two years ago, I'd have laughed at them. So, you never know where life takes you ;)

Anne Mackle said...

North Berwich holds lovely memories for me I worked as a nanny there for a family on holiday two years in a row when I was 17 and 18yrs a long time ago but I loved it.
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Udita Banerjee said...

Anne: It is a lovely wee place!