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My WeekendNotes - 85
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As autumn arrives and the weather gets colder it's easy to be a bit glum about the end of the warm months. However, autu... [more]
You're having a baby. You've trawled the Top 100 List of Names, which has just been released this week. You like the nam... [more]
The Angus Farmers' Market can be found in Forfar on the second Saturday of the month at the Forfar Strathmore Hall, The ... [more]
When I mentioned to friends and family that I was staying at Hotel Missoni the most common reply was, "Is that the one w... [more]
Christmas always seems to sneak on me, almost as if it isn't at exactly the same time every year. However, I have come u... [more]
 
I was tempted into Kim's Bulgogi by a friendly, smiling server on their very first day of opening. She encouraged me to ... [more]
What do you when you have 2 and a half hours to kill on a miserable and rainy November day? Pop into Cafe Class in Tollc... [more]
I found myself, due to an unexpected illness, eating alone near the King's Theatre on a Monday night. My children were b... [more]
Going to see a pantomime or Christmas play is a lovely way to get yourself into the mood for the Festive season. And don... [more]
22/11/2014 - 18/01/2015
This is part of a series on unusual and interesting places to shop in Edinburgh, themed around different streets. I got ... [more]
Lots of primary schools across Edinburgh have long-standing links with schools in African countries. My daughters' old s... [more]
06/12/2013
La Cerise is a fine little patisserie just off Great Junction St. in Leith. It has friendly and knowledgeable staff, tas... [more]
The Scran and Scallie is the latest venture from celebrity chef Tom Kitchin. We tried it in its first week of opening, a... [more]
My favourite part of any museum has always been the natural history section. As a child, I would beg to go to the museum... [more]
When our children are away at their grandparents for a much needed break, The Granary is my (and Andrew, my husband's) ... [more]
Edinburgh is the UK's most visited destination outside London, and is home to eight of Scotland's most visited 20 and ni... [more]
Stockbridge is full of cafés, restaurants and gifts shops, but further towards the Comely Bank end the selection dwindle... [more]
The Vintage is one of the newer arrivals to the Shore district of Leith. This area is home to a number of Michelin-starr... [more]
Here's something I need to say right at the start of a review of Edinburgh Zoo. It's expensive. It's not a cheap family ... [more]
When the schools are off, and the time is right for a lazy afternoon lunch, where do you go? If you live in Leith, or in... [more]
I've been a regular visitor to Peter's Yard for takeaway ice cream since it opened a few years ago, but I've never stopp... [more]
It's now a long time since New Year, and perhaps your resolutions have started to wane, or have completely fallen by the... [more]
16/04/2013
I was looking for somewhere special to take my two daughters for lunch to celebrate a school success, and I immediately ... [more]
Elephants and Bagels is a long-standing institution near the central University of Edinburgh campus. In my first year of... [more]
Murton Trust is an old sand and gravel quarry now transformed into a 70-acre nature reserve and 20-acre farm with a tear... [more]
It feels like the choice of names for boys are more restricted and traditional than for girls. This is based on my daugh... [more]
FitnessChicks is a new fitness studio and beauty salon dedicated to helping women feel fabulous, look amazing, and get f... [more]
30/11/2012
East Princes St. Gardens is all blocked off with boarding, and it rings with the sounds of hammers, sawing, and the clan... [more]
29/11/2012 - 06/01/2013
Loud and Proud invite you to join them for their Festive Concert. Loud and Proud is Scotland's LGBT choir, whose ... [more]
07/12/2012 - 08/12/2012
If you're worried about the amount you consume, and the impact it has on the people involved in the supply chain, then y... [more]
What struck me first about Skylark Café is that the front coffee area is a beautiful, airy space, filled with light stre... [more]
CinemaAttic is presenting the first ever Catalan Film Festival in Scotland. It's in association with Scotland's Catalan ... [more]
29/11/2012 - 17/12/2012
When I was a little girl, there were none of those chocolate-filled advent calenders. The ones sealed with tin foil and ... [more]
Pomanders need to cure for at least 4 weeks, so if you start now you'll have them ready just in time for Christmas. The ... [more]
Now, you might think you know the answer to this. Let me guess. Vampires, werewolves, and the unbelievable message that ... [more]
Celebrate the festive season with your family and friends at the Logan City Mayor's Christmas Carols on 15th December fr... [more]
15/12/2012
Kermit the Frog once said "It's not easy being green" but the attitude of the founders of Ettitude is that nothing could... [more]
22/11/2012
There are lots of different shows on in Edinburgh at any time of year, and especially in August during the Festival, but... [more]
01/12/2012 - 29/12/2012
If your children are anything like my daughters, then the prospect of The Cloudberry Castle Ballet Book Party will have ... [more]
25/11/2012
I recently published an article on the OneOak exhibition and I mentioned that one of the facts and figures about the oak... [more]
01/12/2012 - 02/12/2012
The Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh is a lovely setting for two informal performances from Edinburgh-based Scots folk ... [more]
09/12/2012
"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow" From William Shakespeare to Sir Walter Scott, the oak has captured the imaginat... [more]
10/11/2012 - 02/12/2012
One of the best memories I have from Girl Guides is putting together a show, in which we worked as a team to stage, ... [more]
20/11/2012 - 24/11/2012
Cups is a cute little tea room in Scrabster, looking out over the harbour. We stopped there after we had worked up a hea... [more]
On Sunday 2nd December, make your way down to leafy Inverleith Park which is the starting point for the six-mile festive... [more]
02/12/2012
I've covered two enjoyable walks starting in Thurso in a previous article, but on a fine day this one from Scrabster aro... [more]
A recent trend in opera and ballet is presenting workshops and events that showcase a small section of the full show. It... [more]
03/11/2012
The Edinburgh Colonies were built in the 19th century as homes for artisans and skilled working-class families. Toda... [more]
11/11/2012
Join supporters of Gua Africa on Saturday 10th November for a traditional Scottish Céilidh (pronounced kay-lee), which w... [more]
10/11/2012
Thurso is the Northernmost town on the Scottish mainland. It's well-known as a top, if cold, surf spot in the UK, but it... [more]
I don't really drink too much coffee, so a cafe called French Press Coffee Company might seem a strange place to pick fo... [more]
The National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street has a long and dignified history. There's been a museum on this site ... [more]
Paper-cutting was traditionally used by Polish peasants to decorate their cottages in repeating, symmetrical, and beauti... [more]
18/10/2012 - 27/10/2012
If you can't escape the city to go stargazing, then the best thing to do is seek out a less well-lit area. You can't rem... [more]
28/10/2012
This is another hidden gem of a park in Edinburgh's New Town. Much like Barony Street Garden, it's tucked away so you a... [more]
If you think back to your childhood, what are the stories that you remember best and most vividly? For me, they're all f... [more]
The Roamin' Nose had only opened 2 days before I visited for a Saturday lunch with 3 hungry children and 2 very hungry M... [more]
Meadowbank Annual Fireworks Display This is the City of Edinburgh's official annual fireworks display in November. Th... [more]
05/11/2012
When I was 7 or 8, my mother bought me a tape of The Nutracker music, with a voice over narrating the story. I played it... [more]
28/12/2012 - 04/01/2013
In 1605, a group of conspirators attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, while King James I and VI was ... [more]
03/11/2012
I've loved Anime since the first time I watched Akira, but the pressures of parenthood mean I have very little time for ... [more]
15/10/2012 - 21/10/2012
This is part of a series on unusual and interesting places to shop in Edinburgh, themed around different streets. I got ... [more]
Like many other Scottish castles, Lauriston is reputedly haunted with the sounds of ghostly footsteps that echo along it... [more]
31/10/2012
The Africa in Motion Film Festival is now in its 7th year, during which time it has built a reputation for presenting so... [more]
25/10/2012 - 02/11/2012
I didn't intend to go into Appetite Kitchen and Deli, as I wandered aimlessly up Howe St. on the lookout for lunch. I wa... [more]
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