Hopetoun House Christmas Fair

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A few Saturdays ago we decided to check out the Christmas Fair at Hopetoun House. Hopetoun House is one of Scotland’s finest stately homes , situated close to Queensferry on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The house was built in 1699-1701 and extended later on. We’ve been meaning to visit, but last time we tried the weather ruined it for us. Now the weather was pretty crap again and only a small part of the house was open, so will have to go back during the warmer months for a proper visit!

A Visit to Edinburgh Christmas Market

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Last year I couldn’t wait to decorate the christmas tree and I was just really excited about the looming holiday overall. This year, however, my Christmas spirit is nowhere to be found and I find it hard to believe it’s less than a month till Santa arrives!

Preparing For Take-Off

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On Thursday Lana’s about to get on her 13th flight, to Finland via Stockholm once again. The last two weeks before our month-long visit to the land of Santa have been full of activities and unfortunately also full of snot, sneezes and teething pain 🙁 Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Weekend Fun

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Hey folks!

Hope everyone’s had a good weekend! My weekend somehow just whizzed by at the speed of light – again. On Saturday we celebrated Matthew’s parents’ 32nd anniversary as well as his dad’s birthday with a long lunch at La P’tite Folie. (It was such a nice lunch that I completely forgot to take photos.)

Edinburgh Christmas Market

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Hello everyone!

Last Saturday we decided to defy the sea of people and venture into the Edinburgh Christmas Market in Prince Street Gardens to soak up some of the Christmas spirit. However, the place was packed (even more so than the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park in London last year) so we gave up pretty quickly and went to Matthew’s folks for dinner, some vino tinto and chilling in front of a log fire instead! I managed to snap a few photos though – how beautiful isn’t that pink sunset?!