Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Trip To Edinburgh

Rob and I spent Monday and Tuesday in Edinburgh to celebrate our 19th Wedding Anniversary.

We started off in North Berwick, a seaside town to the East of Edinburgh. Lunch was at The Buttercup Cafe, a small establishment, where the food was good and the staff were very friendly.

We stayed in the Murrayfield Hotel, quite near to the centre. Our room had a comfortable bed, a good selection of toiletries, soft towels, nice teas and coffee available, and Tunnock's wafers! The downside was that some sort of machinery (a pump?) kept going on and off all night and meant that we didn't get much sleep. Another room might have been better, though.

Monday was taken up with shopping in Princes Street and George Street, a meal at Wagamama and watching 'Whiplash' at the cinema (all to be recommended!).

On Tuesday, we went to The National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, where we enjoyed coffees and cakes in the cafe, then had a look round. I enjoyed the small exhibition of contemporary jewellery. [Please click on the picture to see a larger version.]

My favourite item was this neckpiece by Geoff Roberts made from steel, metal leaf, and paint c. 2000.

The main atrium of The Museum, with Buddha statue in the foreground. Lunch afterwards was in Mother India's Cafe, which is just a few minutes walk away. They serve tapas-style small dishes of curry. We had chana daal, vegetable samosas with chickpea curry, okra with tomatoes, potato, cauliflower and green bean curry, coriander pickle and rice. Very tasty!

On a different matter, I was pleased to find that my latest Pinterest board, For My Love, had made it to the front page of Folksy.com today!

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