Earlier this month, I was in Scotland with Ken for our engagement shoots. I thought, “Since we’ll be in Scotland, why not have a readers meetup?” So that we did, in Edinburgh! 😀
Under reader Alice’s recommendation, I picked Henderson’s, a vegetarian restaurant. It was a good choice because it turned out that Henderson’s is the first vegetarian restaurant to open in Scotland!
Henderson’s is located at 94 Hanover Street, which is about 12 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station. Ken and I reached Edinburgh (from Glasgow) at 3+pm, checked into our accommodation, took a quick rest, and then headed out for the meetup right after. When we arrived at the restaurant, everyone had already reached and they were chatting amongst themselves. I wanted to snap a picture before they realize I had reached, but I was too late!!
Henderson’s proved to be really busy, especially since it was evening 6:30pm. We quickly grabbed our food and started the self-introductions and mingling. 😀
We had a great time together and ended up chatting for three whole hours! We could have gone on for the entire night if not for the fact that we had places to be–Scott just had a baby (congratulations again Scott! 😀 ), Alice traveled into town via bus, Milo has a wife to return to, and Ken and I wanted to explore Edinburgh (it was our first day there!).
One thing I love about these meetups is that it helps connect like-minded people who have, up till that point, been living in the same city/country but yet had not crossed paths with each other yet. The PE reader meetups serve as an avenue for these amazing people to meet and stay in touch even long after the meetup is over. In a way, they help connect dots. 🙂
Thanks everyone for coming–it has been a real blast meeting all of you in person! Hope to catch you guys around in another time! For those of you who were not there, hope to see you at future meetups (wherever they may be). In the meantime, let’s stay in touch via PE! 🙂