Edinburgh, Scotland

An Edinburgh staycation and Grand Night In at Hotel du Vin

We’ve been locked down in Edinburgh now since early October. Being unable to leave one of the world's most beautiful cities (minus thousands of tourists), is no hardship. We've swapped Scottish vacation for Edinburgh staycation and are having a ball. We recently stayed at Edinburgh's Hotel du Vin and had a ‘Grand Night In’. The… Continue reading An Edinburgh staycation and Grand Night In at Hotel du Vin

Edinburgh, Scotland

A gin tour at The Old Curiosity Distillery & Secret Herb Garden, Edinburgh

Nestled in the shadow of the Pentland Hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh, is a secret herb garden. The garden is home to The Old Curiosity Distillery - one of Scotland's finest and most creative gin producers. Back in January, Mr G and I attended the launch of The Balmoral Hotel's own-label premium Scottish gin… Continue reading A gin tour at The Old Curiosity Distillery & Secret Herb Garden, Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds – A rip-ROARING night out

The Giant Lanterns of China are back at Edinburgh Zoo and with 600 new lanterns and an extended route, this year's event promises to be even bigger and better than before. In previous years I've been left awestruck by Giant pandas, Rockhopper penguins and a myriad of mythical creatures, including Scotland's very own Nessie. This… Continue reading Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds – A rip-ROARING night out

Edinburgh, Scotland

Point A Hotel, Edinburgh – a post festival staycation in Scotland’s capital

Two days after Edinburgh's festival season ended with a volley of fireworks over the castle, Mr G and I emerged from our festival-proof bunker for an Edinburgh staycation. We'd be spending a Wee White Dug free night at Point A Hotel Edinburgh - Auld Reekie’s shiniest, new budget boutique hotel. We were looking forward to being able to… Continue reading Point A Hotel, Edinburgh – a post festival staycation in Scotland’s capital