EVENT – Loony Dook on New Years Day, South Queensferry

If you’re looking to do something a little unusual on New Years Day, then I suggest having a look at the official site and go for a SWIM !   Yes, you heard me right, swim in Edinburgh in January!   No one ever said we were the sanest of people in Scotland    All Miss Edinburgh’s picture from […]

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


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 […]

REVIEW – L'Alba D'oro Chip Shop, Henderson Row


Perfect for when walking home after a festival show, or any time of the year for that matter is a ‘chippy’ from the famous L’Alba D’oro chip shop on Henderson Row (a  short walk down Hanover Street).   It’s also been awarded 4 stars by the Scottish tourist board !!! I am stuck in my ways […]

REVIEW – Inverleith Park and the Botanics

Today I made good use of the gorgeous weather and took an early morning stroll through Inverleith Park and the Botanics. This weekend sees the Edinburgh Taste Festival take place and if the weather continues, I can’t think of a better place to be. I then cut across to the Botanics, but the West Gate […]

REVIEW – Oor Tours, Edinburgh Musical Tour


Oor Tours – Musical Tour of Edinburgh Today I had the pleasure of joining Graeme E Pearson on his musical tour of Edinburgh in and around the High Street / Royal Mile.   The website for Oor Tours is http://www.oortours.com/  (opens in new window) and you can buy tickets from the tourist information centre at Waverley Market […]

REVIEW – Gurkha Restaurant, Morningside


The Nepalese Gurkha Restaurant  at 128 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4BX  (0131 447 8114) was recommended to me by a friend. Anything involving food means it’s worth a try, so I popped up there for lunch to find that they only do their ‘express menu’ at lunch time and not their extensive normal menu. They […]