As previously explained here, I am not the best at restaurant reviews. Don’t get me wrong – I love food. Actually, that’s an understatement of significant proportions: I’m the sort of person who whilst they are eating a meal is planning the next one. And, I’m not afraid to admit that I do get a… Continue reading Beautiful Food in Beautiful Places – Number 1: The Shorehouse and Handa Island
In the last couple of years, I have started spending time on (cue dramatic music) The Other Side Of The Bridge. By this, I mean over the Forth, from Edinburgh to the Kingdom of Fife (no, I dunno why it’s called a “Kingdom” – what am I, Wikipedia?) and – more specifically, Dunfermline. Up until… Continue reading A Non-Fifer’s Guide to Dunfermline
The title will make sense in a minute – maybe… I think it’s fair to say that I have a “love-hate” relationship with Edinburgh, the place I live in, and have done – almost to the day! – for 20 years. For those of you who read my very first blog post, ending up as… Continue reading Nae Tubes, Nae Trains, Nae Buses, Nae planes…
To the tune of the Prince classic, natch. This post is about the utterly stunning island of Raasay, which lies between the west coast mainland and the Isle of Skye. What. A. Place. Let me start with this: I am completely and totally in love with the Isle of Skye. At last count, I think I’ve… Continue reading “Could you be…the most beautiful isle in the world?”
Right, so: the Deep Fried Mars Bar. This is something that does my dinger. To clarify, not the concept per se: if you want to dip a chocolate bar in batter, deep fry it in old chip fat and enjoy it in all it’s gooey, sticky goodness, that leads you to entering a sugar rush so… Continue reading This is not A Thing! Part One of F**k Knows How Many…
My wonderful local wine and beer shop Cornelius runs various wine tasting evenings at restaurants in Edinburgh. It’s dead good: £35 a head and you get to try (usually) 7 or so wines, with at least a glass of each, with a spiel from A Person Who Knows About These Things, as well as a good… Continue reading Wine Tasting on a Monday Night? Aye ok.
Yesterday, I spent a very enjoyable post-half-marathon day in Spitaki with my running buddy (review of this place to follow soon, I’m sure) and we got chatting about how we ended up in Edinburgh. Running buddy’s story was easy – born and bred ‘Burgh. And it was when I was telling her about how I found myself… Continue reading 20 Years and Counting