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REVIEW – Sicilian Pastry Shop, Albert Street, Leith

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Sicilian Pastry Shop – the best in Edinburgh?  We think so. *This is an updated article from the orginal published in March 2009*     Cake heaven Continuing the theme of cake shops in Edinburgh, I regularly visit the Sicilian Pastry Shop in Albert Street, Leith.   It’s at the end of Albert Street near Leith Walk and is a family […]

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 […]

REVIEW – Shop, ‘Run And Become’

Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Run and Become at 66 Dalry Road near Haymarket Station has been the only place I have purchased trainers from over the last 12 or so years.  The knowledge and helpfulness of their staff is second to none and they endeavour to find you the right pair of shoes for your use whether it is road […]

INFO – Edinburgh Castle Tickets

Beat the queues and buy your Edinburgh Castle tickets online before you visit.  You don’t need to specify which day you are going – you just need to buy it.  If you can’t print it off, you can still buy it and collect it at one of the machines in the Castle grounds (just as […]

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 – Brekky Roll At Now Rest, Bonnington Road

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Sometimes you just can’t beat a brekky roll at a greasy spoon cafe and my preferred one is ‘Now Rest’ at Bonnington Road (Leith End). Ironically it’s next door to Martin Wishart’s cooking school. Now Rest is full of characters, Leith locals, workies and people like me who just want a decent cup of tea […]

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 […]

EVENT – Holistic and Craft Fair, Sunday 6th Sep, Morningside

There is a holistic and craft fair being held at the Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, Morningside on  Sunday 6th September  between 11am  and 5.00pm Free Entry There shall be several stalls on the day with tasters on holistic therapies and stalls selling crafts , aromatherapy oils, jewellery etc. There shall also be tarot reading/angel card reading If […]

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 […]