Archive for the ‘Edinburgh’ Category

Bonsai Bistro, Edinburgh

March 4, 2013

Visit to the Bonsai Bistro at West Richmond Street.

Dark dragon (tempura prawn and cucumber topped with avocado, eel and mayo) had a brilliant texture: soft with some crunchiness. The mayo could have been left out as it’s a bit like putting ketchup on the pizza.

We also had salmon & cucumber maki, sashimi with scallops – they were fresh and sweet (arrived 2 minutes after the picture was taken), and beef tataki. All really good and arrived quite quickly. The food made us ignore the student-budget decor.

The trouble with sushi is that it’s not lumberjack food. A. commented: “My stomach is not sure if I have eaten or if I’m going to eat.”


Cake wonderland

February 17, 2013

As much as I don’t think icing is good for you (or has any taste), I do admire the creativity behind these cakes. This is window display of the Corstorphine cake shop in Edinburgh.

all you need is love cake

Morningside Road

November 19, 2012

Panorama 1

Seen in Edinburgh

October 23, 2012

Seen in Edinburgh (Lauriston Place) – mini dwarfs.

Scotland’s Pride 2012 Photo Coverage

July 1, 2012

Saint Giles’ Street, Edinburgh

June 30, 2012

Just married

May 21, 2012

Things happen in Scotland…


Haymarket, Edinburgh on 25 March 2012

March 25, 2012

Dear Government, dear City Council,

this must be a joke. It’s detrimental to the businesses, it’s obstructive to the road and pavement traffic, it is making me feel like I live in a fenced-off prison-slash-circus, a sad circus. You’re spoiling this beautiful city for its inhabitants and any visitors. Can you please do all that is in your power to get this finished quite soon?

Instead of being pleased with this otherwise great, first sunny day of spring in my city, I need to be thinking about how do I get to work tomorrow…

Swishing in Edinburgh: 28 January 2012

December 22, 2011

A good date in the New Year! Put it in your diary.

There are some guidelines and tips, too, so you know what to expect.

1st year arts students’ work

December 4, 2011

Creative work is something I love looking at  – like this wall display of 1st year design/arts students’ work at Edinburgh Napier. These hang on the wall in one of the campuses for anyone to see!