Monthly Archives: March 2011

PHOTO – Edinburgh Spring sunset, Silverknowes

The days are longer now the clocks have gone forward and Edinburgh has recently given us some lovely Spring sunsets.  This evening, we took a stroll along Silverknowes promenade and enjoyed the views.  The pictures are taken with a simple point and shoot camera and perfect for remembering a most enjoyable walk by the water.  We […]

NEWS – Los Cardos celebrate their first birthday with offers

Los Cardos celebrate their first birthday with special offers The rather excellent Los Cardos in Leith celebrate their first birthday next week.  As soon as they opened last year, we were down in Leith like a shot and reviewed their fresh-mex offerings. They’ve been selling the Scottish favourite of haggis-filled burritos and quesadillas since opening and are delighted […]

REVIEW – The Old Children’s Bookshelf, Edinburgh

Old Children’s Bookshelf, Canongate By Victoria Bamber “Do you see that thick, dark wood over there, backing on to the lane at the bottom of our garden? Well, listen, that’s the Enchanted Wood! We’ve had all sorts of adventures there, adventures you wouldn’t believe in your wildest dreams…” In an unobtrusive area of The Royal […]

EVENT – Film ‘n’ Fireworks (free), Saturday 2nd April 2011

New date announced – Saturday 2nd April 7.15pm – 10.15pm There is a free event in St Patrick Square on Saturday 2nd April 2011.  The Southside Community Council have organised this outdoor event to raise the public’s awareness of the imminent threat of demolition of the auditorium of the former Odeon/New Victoria Edinburgh. The outdoor cinema starts […]

REVIEW – The Breadwinner Bakery School

A family affair at The Breadwinner Bakery School We were delighted to visit the excellent Breadwinner Bakery yesterday afternoon and meet the McVey family, who have run the business for years.  They supply bread and baked goods to business all accross Edinburgh and were Edinburgh’s first ‘open plan’ bakery.   Sean McVey, The Breadwinner’s most senior Master […]

FEATURE: Edinburgh International Festival 2011 programme launch

Described by director Jonathan Mills as “a celebration of ideas from Asia and ideas from Europe connecting with each other”, 2011’s Edinburgh International Festival programme contains a wealth of cultural highlights and artists from across the world. Drawing inspiration from the Far East, this year’s EIF features the European premiere of the Chinese National Ballet’s […]

EVENT – Auld Reekie Roller Girls, 16th April 2011, Meadowbank

We absolutely love the Auld Reekie Roller Girls (AARG) and their love of roller derby.  We reviewed their Edinburgh Fringe debut – but they have games in Edinburgh all year round. Saturday 16th April sees Gore-onation take place – where the Auld Reekie Twisted Thistles take on the Rainy City Rollergirls.  Doors open at 2pm at Meadowbank Sports Centre.  Tickets are […]

REVIEW – Marilyn, Lyceum Theatre


Thrown together in a Beverley Hills hotel, the relationship between Marilyn Monroe (Frances Thorburn) and Oscar-winning French actress Simone Signoret (Dominique Hollier) is used by Scottish playwright Sue Glover not only to question whether blondes really do have more fun; but also as an examination of the impact of the cult of celebrity and the […]

REVIEW – Journey’s End, King’s Theatre


Feigned illnesses, Alice In Wonderland, whisky: just some of the tactics used to mask the fear of the officers holed up in their dugout during the last days of the Great War, in David Grindley’s claustrophopic production of R.C. Sherriff’s Journey’s End at the King’s. Raw youngster Raleigh (Graham Butler) arrives at the front under […]