Yesterday I had such a mind-boggling experience that I just have to share it with you guys. I experienced virtual reality for the first time at the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival and it was amazing. My boss got us tickets, so yes, this was just a normal working day for me 😉
Last Saturday was the second day of Edinburgh Festival, so we left the house early to get the party started at Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco at George Square Gardens. After an hour of dancing and jumping around we were pretty hungry, so we walked to Princes Street and the Boxsmall Market & Family Festival that is on until Sunday the 28th.
Last week we visited Dalkeith Country Park; an estate with 1000-acres of farmland and forestry owned by the Duke of Buccleuch. There are walking trails, cycling routes, horse riding, fishing, an adventure park for children and now also a retail and wellness space called the Restoration Yard. Oh and horses, cows and deer!
The annual Edinburgh Festival officially starts today, which means the population of Edinburgh doubles (or triples, not sure) and the streets are taken over by the most varied performers and an army of flyerers. It’s the biggest arts festival in the world with over 50 000 shows!! Just thinking about flicking through the programme makes me stressed so I’m just going to go with recommendations…
Get ready for another avalanche of photos from yet another family day trip! This time we got on First Bus 27 that took us to Jupiter Artland in Wilkieston – a huge outdoor park dotted with the most interesting artworks. I was so excited to finally be there as I’ve been wanting to visit for ages!
It’s finally happened; summer is here! Well for only one day for now as it’ll be raining all day tomorrow according to the weather forecast…But I’m grateful that we’ve had a much needed sunny and warm day on the beach – I actually think this has been the warmest day I’ve experienced during my 3+ years in the Burgh! (+25 degrees haha)
We usually take it pretty easy on weekend mornings, but last Sunday we were out the door at 9.30am! We were picked up by our friends and drove to Lauriston Castle, a 16-century tower house just a 15-minute ride away. The weather wasn’t great, but at least it didn’t rain (I’m starting to be really, really sick of this non-summery weather here – the other week I had to get out Lana’s winter coat because it was so chilly)!
I wasn’t going to say anything until we’ve got the keys to our new pad, but since that won’t be until the end of August I can’t keep it to myself anymore! So yes, we’re in the process of buying the flat I mentioned on the blog as well, but obviously it’s not a hundred percent sure until we actually have the keys!
The Royal Highland Show is a celebration of the best in food, farming and rural life and one of Scotland’s biggest events. I’ve been wanting to visit for years and decided that now is the time, so Matthew took a day off work and we got on the dedicated bus service and headed to Ingliston near the airport where the showground is.