Posts Tagged ‘edinburgh’

School Shoes Sorted with Maddie & Mark’s [AD]

We’re half way through our Summer holidays already, and preparations have started for the new school year. This August, I’ll have not one, but two school kids to kit out – my eldest is going in to P5 and my youngest is very excited to be starting in P1. Today we went shopping for uniforms, […] Read more…

Exploring the Edinburgh Science Festival [AD]

You may remember a couple weeks ago, I posted a ‘Save the Date’ about the Edinburgh Science Festival. Well, it’s here! And we’ve been making the most of it. Last weekend, we visited the City Art Centre, which offers interactive science fun over five floors, and is one of the Festival’s biggest attractions. We had […] Read more…

Follow the Money at Museum on the Mound

Happy Museum Monday everyone! I’ve been getting quite a few questions about the Museum on the Mound in Edinburgh, after featuring it in my <24 Hours in Edinburgh> guide last week, so I thought I’d do another dedicated Museum Monday post about it with a more in-depth review. I have to start by saying, that […] Read more…

Travel with Kids: 24 Hours in Edinburgh

My heart belongs to Edinburgh. Everyone who knows me knows it. Three times I have left, and three times I have returned. So when I was invited to go spend a day exploring my beloved city with my kids, and share some of our favourite spots and hidden gems with you, I jumped at the […] Read more…

Save the Date! Edinburgh Science Festival 2019

We are very lucky to live in a city that offers so many family friendly festivals throughout the year. Edinburgh is probably best known for it’s summer festivals – The Edinburgh International Festival and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe – but there are actually some really great festivals the rest of the year too. If you […] Read more…

Brochan: For the Love of Porridge

It’s World Porridge Day today, so what better excuse to introduce you to one of our favourite eateries in Edinburgh. Brochan is a tiny café in Marchmont, one of the neighbourhoods on Edinburgh’s Southside, and what it lacks in size it makes up for in tasty food and amazing flavours. Brochan’s main fare is porridge, […] Read more…

Edinburgh Castle with Kids

I’ve been asked quite a few times recently for recommendations of things to do in Edinburgh, from people planning a holiday there this year, which reminded me I’ve been meaning to tell you about our trip to Edinburgh Castle last November! A trip to Edinburgh Castle doesn’t come cheap, but I’d still say it’s a […] Read more…

{Edinburgh} Pick Your Own at Craigie’s Farm

Every year, I have been looking on with a little envy at the pictures of apple picking and pumpkin patch outings filling up my social media streams. Last year, we visited the US during October and got within reach of an all-American pumpkin patch, but ultimately sadly couldn’t make it there. So when I heard […] Read more…

{Edinburgh} Exploring the Royal Botanic Garden

One of my favourite places in Edinburgh is the Royal Botanic Garden, or the ‘Botanics’ as it’s known colloquially. I have fond memories of Sunday afternoons spent there as a child. So it’s a wonder it’s taken me so long to take my boys there, since moving back here. But yesterday was a public holiday […] Read more…

{Edinburgh} Picnics & Pooh Sticks at the Hermitage

We’ve been really lucky with the weather in Edinburgh this summer. Sure, we’ve had a few rainy days since arriving back here, but we’ve also had plenty of sunshine. So last week, we made the most of the good weather and headed out on a long walk to the Hermitage of Braid, on the South […] Read more…

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