Except they keep saying the Chanel Metiers d'Art show took place in Edinburgh.
Hmmn, not quite. After a couple of weeks of driving locals crazy with curiosity this Tuesday evening saw the show take place within Palace walls. Indeed the Palace has been verboten for the past few weeks as preparations were made.
"There is going to be a huge glass dome built to fend off the weather."
"Brangelina and George Clooney and the Beckhams are coming!"
"They can't stop us taking dogs for a walk on the Peel!"
Just a few things to be heard around town many times.
The boys were convinced this "Chanel" person was missing out by not getting them to give a personal tour of the Palace. They being Palace Guides and all, dressing up in 16th century garb and learning three pages of script has to pay off at some time. As I picked them up from chess club, in the freezing air, clumps of well-wrapped, excited girls were heading towards the Palace desperate to catch a glimpse of someone famous *in their own town*.
In the end there seemed to be a lot of tents pop up in the Peel (park) area and no dome, instead a rather lovely walkway that seemed completely in keeping of the era and atmosphere of the place. I don't know if any of the supposed A-list guests bothered to make their way to this part of the world.
Yes, our town isn't as glamorous as Paris or London but we have a certain something that cannot be denied!