Archive for October, 2012

Saving the Best ‘Til Last

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

When we came to Edinburgh last year we had an amazing time – we found a popular little seafood restaurant called the Mussel Inn. This time round we decided to go back again – and it was still just as amazing!

A starter of creamy seafood chowder, followed by a kilo pot of mussels cooked in white wine, cream, garlic and shallots and finished off with a strange concoction of ice cream, coffee and Baileys in a glass. A bottle of naturally sparkling white wine was the perfect addition to this amazing meal.

If I could go there every day then I would. No seriously, I would.

Also on an additional note we met a friendly American man there this time last year and he just so happened to be there again this time; who knows, if we go back a year from now, he could very well be there again!





My Idea of Refuelling

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Our legs were in agony and our poor stomachs were rumbling after our trek round the Museum. So obviously we needed to refuel – with Fully Loaded Nachos and a couple of pints of Budweiser…perfect!


Let’s Be Tourists

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

On our final full day in Edinburgh we decided to finally do something touristy; and so we went to the National Museum of Scotland.

Inside we marvelled at the work of an obviously badly skilled taxidermist, found out I weigh as much as a Komodo Dragon, the boy weighs as much as a Harbour Porpoise, discovered that I would look quite fetching in poofy renaissance style outfits and lost the Boy near Jackie Stewart’s Formula One car.







Stand Up, It’s Sunday

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

After a late night of wine and ‘Oldboy’, we had a lazy Sunday morning, before wandering to ‘The Stand’ for a bit of free comedy.

If I lived in Edinburgh I would frequent this establishment on a regular basis…but I might need to get a second job just to cover my bar tab.


Consuming a Small Zoo

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Amazing night out at Khublai Khan in Edinburgh for the Boy’s birthday.

Choose your veg, your spices, your sauce and then your meat…and what choice!

I consumed in total 5 bowls:

1) Kangaroo
2) Baby Octopus, Squid, Prawn and Mussels
3) Camel
4) Wildebeest
5) Rabbit, Venison and Pheasant

As well as starters of Kangaroo haggis/Wild Boar spring rolls…made for a delicious and stomach stuffing meal.






Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Consuming epic food at Wannaburger for lunch, followed by purchasing American sodas, has made me want to nap…ready for tonight…


How Have I Lived Without…

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Hotel Chocolat Chilli Hot Chocolate…oh my god so yummy!