Eating our way through Edinburgh

This weekend SB and I went to Edinburgh. This city is amazing: it has everything that you could possibly want in a city: great shops, lots of nice bars and restaurants, parks, gorgeous scenery, cute coffee shops, and and AMAZING cupcake shop! I would take a trip to Edinburgh just to get some more of these bad boys.

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We chose the best weekend to see Edinburgh in it’s truest form: it poured with rained on and off the whole weekend. It was the perfect excuse to buy some Hunter wellies. Anyone who’s anyone has them: Kate Middy, Kate Moss, Kate Winslet, and now me (you don’t have to be called Kate to own a pair).

We checked out a few places to visit, but didn’t want to pay to get in any of them (£16 to get into the Castle! What?!). But we did check out all the gift shops, including the gift shop for an optical illusion museum where we took family classic:

We don't do Christmas card photos, but I might do one just to use this.

We don’t do Christmas card photos, but I might do one just to use this.

As everyone knows, the best bit about going away for a weekend is to check out the hotel pool. This hotel didn’t disappoint: the pool and jacuzzi were fab. Today I did some ab work with SB in the gym, and then we hung out in the jacuzzi until it was time to check out. We did the same yesterday before dinner, and we still smell of chlorine. I was really stiff from last weeks runs and pole work, and swimming really helped loosen my poor legs.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

We ate dinner in a fab restaurant called The Honours. There was only room at the bar, but that was fun: we watched all the cocktails being made. I had a crab cappuccino to start, and then we shared a steak platter. There was so much red meat on the plate that I didn’t even have to fight to get SB’s hands off my food. Believe me, this means there was a LOT of food!

Big Plate of Meat

Big Plate of Meat

On the way back SB said he would do an upcoming trail 10k with me. This has made me very happy 😀 So now I have a trail 10k, a total warrior, and two half marathons before October.

I had visited Edinburgh a few times for work, but always wanted to see more of it, and I wasn’t disappointed! Even in the pouring rain it was still gorgeous. And did I mention the coffee?? …. And the cupcakes?!!!!!

Ellie B

Wellington Coffee: Strongest coffee in Edinburgh.

Wellington Coffee: Strongest coffee in Edinburgh.

Looking to the sea

Looking to the sea

 

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