Hide and Seek
"I have fond memories of Edinburgh. I
often roamed the streets all the way into town from Abbeyhill, and
often passed the then rather quiet Holyrood Palace House.
As a child I can remember playing in Holyrood
Palace gardens, and being caught playing hide and seek by the gatehouse
policeman. Our little gang was all rounded-up by him.
I can remember, whilst we were 'under arrest',
a lady coming up and telling the Officer it was 'quite alright', and to
let us continue playing. But being a child, I responded that the
game had been spoilt and we didn't want to play in her garden again."
This was said with a 6-year old child's authority, and whoever she was she
just laughed at my cheek.
Returning home I told my mother what had
happened and she guessed it might have been HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen