Monthly Archives: March 2009

REVIEW – Great Stop For a Cuppa – 'Tea Tree Tea' Bread Street


I had the fortune of a spare hour up town today between appointments and needed a drink and a sugar fix.  Heading away from Princes Street, I took the quick 5 minute walk from the West End up Lothian Road to Bread Street  and the wonderful  ‘Tea Tree Tea’.    Their website is  HERE  (opens in new […]

REVIEW – Dunbar’s Close (secret) Garden

There’s a wee secret garden off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh which is a popular place for locals to hang out and read books, have their lunch or sit in peace amidst the gorgeous grounds. There’s a clue in the name to where it is.  Don’t tell too many people though! Suitable for disabled? The […]

REVIEW – Ivan Brackenbury at The Stand


I went to see Ivan Brackenbury at The Stand comedy club on St Patrick’s Day. I first saw Ivan at the Edinburgh Festival in 2007 when he was an Intelligent Finance Comedy Award nominee (formerly Perrier awards) His comedy is new and refreshing and to my knowledge no-one else does this kind of show.  Ivan is a […]

PHOTO – Spring Is In The Air

Spring is well and truly in the air.  As I wandered around the streets of Edinburgh today, people were basking in the sunshine, eating outside and enjoying the warm weather. I really do love Edinburgh when the sun is shining and the sky is blue, there is no better place to be.  These people in the […]

REVIEW – Gourmet Burger Kitchen, George Street

I had lunch at Gourmet Kitchen Burger (GBK) at 137 George St, Edinburgh yesterday.  If you become a member of their ‘gang’ via they email you 2 for 1 vouchers, which probably explains why this restaurant was pretty much full at 1pm on  Monday.   Their menu  HERE is quite extensive.   My friend plumped for the […]

EVENT – Polish Festival April 20-26

There is the first Polish festival coming up in Edinburgh at the end of April. for further information and programme guide. There are exhibitions and concerts and on 25th April at Leith Links, there is a Polish Medieval Tournament and Market (free – 10am – 3pm) Evening News Article Tweet

REVIEW – Toddle In Sweet Shop, Cockburn Street

Toddle In Sweets  in Cockburn Street is an institution in Edinburgh and one of the few old sweet shops left in the city. It’s an old fashioned one in that it sells jars of sweets sold by the 100g now (used to be called ‘quarters’ which was 4 oz –  quarter of a pound).  Chocolate […]

REVIEW – Quick Bite to Eat at Catherine Di Placido

Catherine Di Placido is on Queen Street at the bottom of Frederick Street and does a good selection of take out food.  I popped in there for a quick lunch, picking up a chicken mayo roll – £1.65, carrot cake £1.10 and a pot of tea £1.25.   There didn’t seem to be any extra charge for […]