Monthly Archives: December 2012

CHRISTMAS PHOTO – Santa collecting his mail in Princes Street Gardens

Santa collects his mail daily in Edinburgh at 11am and 4pm As part of Edinburgh’s Christmas, Santa collects his mail every day from his two post boxes situated in Princes Street Gardens. His first collection of the day is at 11am and then one later on in the afternoon at 4pm. We visited him today […]

PHOTOS – Pentland Hills with snow

  Whenever snow falls on Edinburgh, the Pentland Hills to the south of the city are often the first to get it – and the last to cling onto it. Weak winter sun and a brief but spectacular sunset today showed the hills off in – literally – their best light. Click on an image […]

REVIEW – Mother Goose, King’s Theatre


We had a gander at Mother Goose “That was soooooooooo good!” our young reviewer declared as she sashayed out of the theatre this evening. Yes, it’s that time of year again (oh yes it is) and the staple in our Christmas calendar that is a visit to the family-friendly pantomime at the King’s Theatre, where […]

CHRISTMAS REVIEW – Ice skating, Princes Street Gardens

We took to the ice in Princes Street Gardens One of the most popular activities to do in Edinburgh over the festive period is to take to the ice in east Princes Street Gardens and have a go at ice skating. Until 20th December, it costs £8.95 for an adult to go ice skating (inclusive […]

CHRISTMAS REVIEW – The Lost Elves on Rose Street (interactive trail)

A free trail for children of all ages in Rose Street this Christmas We took a mini-spotlight member up town on Saturday to take part in Edinburgh’s Christmas – ‘The Lost Elves on Rose Street‘. It’s free to take part and is on every day from 11am – 5pm until the 24th Deember. The trail […]

REVIEW – Cinderella, Lyceum Theatre


With its reality TV star prince and TOWIE(dinburgh)-style ugly sisters, there is no doubt that Johnny McKnight’s take on the classic fairytale is a thoroughly modern Cinders. However, Mark Thomson’s production ensures there is enough humour and charm – plus a little bit of magic – to ensure this Cinderella is a treat for young […]