Sunday, October 24, 2010
My photos from my trip to Edinburgh are up on my sporadic Flickr account.
I went up with my Mum, and was too lazy to plan anything. So I crowdsourced my holiday. I know! HOW MODERN.
Friends, colleagues and Twitter all came up with some ace suggestions, including:
Delicious breakfast at Urban Angel (try the porridge with heather honey).
The beautiful Museum of Scotland - we only managed two floors as it's packed with stuff, doesn't preach in its explanations and is housed in some stunning buildings.
Excellent food at The Outsider, with outstanding views of the castle.
This is why the internet is a Good Thing: I would never have come across some of these without the help of people I know and do not know.
We also really loved checking out the fine prints and paper goods at The Red Door Gallery and the mighty good food at Valvona & Crolla. And a cosy glass of mid-afternoon wine in the cellar of Whighams, which was conveniently close to our hotel. Staggering distance, some might say.
Brilliant city. Felt like it had real attitude, but a hugely welcoming one. So much to do, but also exactly the kind of place to settle down with a coffee and watch the world go by. Oh yes. I will be going back.
AND on top of all this, I got to meet the very lovely GreatSheElephant. We had coffee, like proper people and eveything. And she knows where to find the finest ground beans in the City. It was brilliant to properly meet the person behind the blog. We nattered away merrily.