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REVIEW – The Cinnamon Stick, Howe Street

This business is now closed. The Cinnamon Stick in Howe Street is a delightful card and gift shop.  Last weekend, I spent the day shopping in Stockbridge (full review to come) but continued towards town and to Howe Street and came across this shop. It’s the kind of place that you would like someone to […]

EVENT – Free Puppet Shows This Weekend @ Museum of Edinburgh

This info is taken right off the council website HERE Name: Museum of Edinburgh Address: Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD Tel: Museum: 0131 529 4143 Tel: Media: 0131 529 2427 E-mail: museumsandgalleries Free Puppet Show More free fun for all the family! Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2009 Come along […]

REVIEW – Sweetarama

I was at a fair recently and came across Sweetarama at a stall.  They supply retro sweets from the 60, 70’s and 80’s.  Chelsea whopper anyone ? The ones available at the fair were in lovely presentation bags and I bought one for £2 that had some old favourites in it including a sherbert fountain, […]

REVIEW – Billy Connolly At The Usher Hall, Edinburgh

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Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the Usher Hall to see the Big Yin himself, Mr Billy Connolly.  I used to listen to the records of his shows growing up and I have always been determined to see him live. It was also the first time I had been to the Usher Hall since […]

REVIEW – Another Lunch At Lauriston Farm

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I first reviewed a trip to the Lauriston Farm Toby Carvery a few months back – HERE  I said that I would never go back with children, which I have not done, but for £5 during the day, you can’t get a better meal for a couple of adults. I’ll let the pictures speak for […]

INFO – Free Swim or Gym Session in September !

Edinburgh Leisure are saying that there are no more excuses for the month of September when it comes to exercising. They are offering a FREE swim or gym session by downloading a voucher  HERE  They are also offering a free months’ membership.  There are no contracts, so you really can try out the gym for free. […]

REVIEW – Cafe Truva, Leith

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Stopped off for a cuppa and cake at Cafe Truva on The Shore in Leith.  This review is only for a cup of tea and cake, but they do all kinds of food for lunch etc and I look forward to trying them out. It was 3pm or so when I was there, so not […]

NEWS – The Great Fridge Adventurers Arrive in Edinburgh !

Marcus and James are 2 young men who are walking from John O Groats to Lands End to raise money for charity.  They have a full website called The Great Fridge Adventure which explains the reasons they are doing it. Their inspiration came from the original Fridge Adventurer – Tony Hawks who took one round Ireland for […]

REVIEW – Lunch at Tex Mex 2, Thistle Street

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Tex Mex 2 is situated in Thistle Street between Hanover and Frederick Street.  I have eaten here many times before and sampled some of their fabulous Margaritas and Mexican food.  No alcohol yesterday lunchtime for the three of us who were dining, we had to return to work after. They do a business lunch during the week and […]

REVIEW – The Kismot, St Leonards Street

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Friendly service and the hottest curry in the world The Kismot is a family run restaurant in St Leonards Street, opposite the police station.  It may seem out of the way, but it’s only a short walk from the Bridges and the Royal Mile etc. We had wanted to dine here for ages so that […]