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Book Tour: The Caseroom

27th August 2018

While on holiday (kinda) in Edinburgh, I read a book set in Edinburgh.  I like it when my city matches what I’m reading.  I received a copy of this book from Loves Books Group Tours and took it with me on our road trip. This book is a family saga set in the late 19th century and centres on the print industry during that period. Book synopsis: Set in the thick of workers lives in Edinburgh’s thriving print industry, The…

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Coffee Talk Disability Humor Travel

If We Were Having Coffee In Edinburgh

20th August 2018
Starbucks Edinburgh city mug.

If we were having coffee, and catching up on blog news, I’d tell you Sonia at Losing The Plot won the recent blog promo video giveaway. And Christine at I’m Sick and So Are You, in her infinite wisdom, has come up with 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Read Gin & Lemonade.  Do you think sarcasm is the highest form of flattery?  Please say yes. Because then we can be friends. In real life, the fam and I took a week-long…

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Shots Travel

Lanterns In The Rain

13th January 2018

There was a road-trip to Edinburgh while Mom was here.  Of course.  And the three of us go to the zoo whenever we get the chance.  I’d wanted to Isla to see the Giant Lanterns of China since they arrived at the zoo.  And I thought taking my Mom would be a chance to make some groovy memories. Except the trails were too much walking for Mom so she couldn’t come.  The zoo did offer Mom a wheelchair, but with…

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Travel Writing

Did I Just Say That Out Loud?

22nd November 2017

‘Did you enjoy your stay?’ ‘Well, no.’ I said. We were checking out of our hotel on our most recent road-trip to Edinburgh. My mouth gets me in trouble sometimes. Like that time I asked Neil to marry me.  Or the time I threw my Dad out of my house.  Or that time I asked why the shit am I friends with these people? Now.  I could have been talking about a few reasons why this trip was not the…

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Humor Travel

The Oma Does Edinburgh

16th August 2012

You may remember that we have a house guest. We’ve taken him out with us almost everywhere since his arrival. Here is photographic evidence of The Oma’s adventures so far: Hugging some cider at Sofi’s: Offering me a rose. Possibly drunk here: Zombie coffee is good for hangovers: More coffee at Artisan Roast.  He appreciated the signage: Perusing Festival posters: And enroute to a bookshop. His hosts didn’t buy any books. He wanted some postcards. No such luck. In the…

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