Amazing Edinburgh!

Wow, what a beautiful city! I took the first class train from London, arrived in the sunshine and met my friend Will. Will is Minister with The Church of Scotland. He calls himself a shy Scott, but he has an important radical side and has made a difference. I met Will at the Spirit of Humanity in Iceland a few years ago. He is the reason I spent 3 days living at Windsor Castle as part of a think tank. (I was like a kid in a candy store). Will is also CEO of a Theology Centre close to Princeton University.  This is his day job. I had been adopted by Will and his family and they had arranged for me to stay with Ruth and Alan. Ruth is an executive with an International School and Alan is an envoy with UN for Human Rights They were perfect hosts. A big thank you to Will for adopting me and arranging everything. I really appreciated all of the kindnesses I received.

‎There were many celebrations; grandsons 1st birthday, daughter-in-laws graduation from Stanford with a PHD and Will’s lovely wife Joanna’s birthday.  All may I say happened with champagne flowing!!

The best part for me was that Will had arranged for us to take a train to Glasgow to see Georgie. Georgie is also a Minister and a doctor (PHD). I had met her at the Windsor Castle. She had been very sick and now has only a small part of her lungs left. Very early in my Nomadic journey I had visited her for few days and she was very ill. She was on breathing machines, but now, she is happy and active. She looks well and  somehow has managed her illness, with exercise etc. I was thrilled to see her healthy!! Georgie is one of the special people you meet in life!

Edinburgh is just an amazing beautiful city with a population of 500 thousand, great sites, small enough to do on foot, and everything you could possibly want.  ‎I would consider spending more time here!!

I also had tea with sisters at 2 BK Centers, always lovely to catch up‎.

Now, I may be in trouble with some of my English friends, but Scotland was a treat; helpful, great customer service, kind, caring people. Cities had soul and heart, and great energy!!

I made a visit to the Highlands, It was very rainy and lots of fog, but beautiful!

And of course I found the Film festival with Stanley Tucci. He presented his new movie The Final Portrait he had written and directed. They had public nights for 5 pounds a seat!!!(Toronto take note please).

On my way to Belfast for 3 days, I am sure another blog will be forthcoming!!

 

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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2 Responses to Amazing Edinburgh!

  1. Mary Anne says:

    Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities, and you are right that the locals are friendly. They are in Glasgow, too. It is especially fun to walk down the Royal Mile from the castle to Holyroodhouse.

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