Summer In The Burgh

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The best thing about where we’re living now is that it’s so close to Holyrood Park. It’s such a nice place to go for a run after work, a picnic or just for a walk across the hills. You can basically climb Arthur’s Seat (the highest peak) from any direction, and you don’t even have to go that high for a beautiful panoramic view of the city. The weather’s been quite nice for a while now, so we’ve spent a lot of time in Holyrood park. Last Friday was the hottest day so far, 27 degrees, so we decided to go for a picnic in the park and enjoy the view with a glass of wine.

Back To Work

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Hello!

My second day at my new job is now over, phew. My brain feels like mush, but I must say I do enjoy feeling useful again after a two month long period of unemployment! It was nice to have that time in between jobs though, it made the whole moving and settling in process so much easier and more effective. Plus I finally got around to starting a blog 🙂 and using my new sewing machine!

Running Up That Hill

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As the weather in Edinburgh has been amazingly sunny I decided to go for a run to get to know my new area. I ended up in Holyrood Park that is basically on our doorstep and that largely consists of the 250 m high hill Arthur’s Seat. I really wanted to take some nice photos for my blog so I went back home to get my camera, and finally got around to climb the damn hill! It only took me around 10 minutes, so this can definitely be a part of my exercise routine.

A Few Favourite Second Hand Pieces

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This is a map of the charity shops in Edinburgh, as you can see there are quite a few – way more than in Helsinki. Since I’ve been here I’ve visited several already, and must admit that I haven’t been able to resist buying a thing or two…But it’s ok since it is so cheap, right?! And the money goes to charity!

Timberyard Restaurant

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Ok, this is my go at doing a “restaurant review” post with my not too professional food-photos (thank god for Photoshop). Anyway, last week a good friend of my boyfriend’s treated us to a 4-course dinner at a new restaurant in the Burgh (as the cool kids call Edinburgh):  Timberyard

House of Kitsch

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As I have mentioned earlier, we are currently staying with my boyfriend’s parents. They live in an area called Stockbridge, which is also an option for us. It’s a very nice, green area with lots of little charity shops and cafes, and also walking distance from the immediate city centre. Me like!

Wee Edinburgh

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I’ve been to Edinburgh twice before, so I knew pretty much what to expect when moving here a week ago. Everyone goes on and on about how pretty a city it is – which I totally agree with. (Just look at my professional iPhone photos below.)