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A Tropical Visit to the Glasshouses

Before I start watching the new Gilmore Girls (so excited) I wanted to come here and dump a bunch of photos on you! Last Tuesday I felt like I wanted to do something new with Lana but was a bit tired from the night before and didn’t have the energy to travel very far. The perfect solution were the Glasshouses at the Botanics that I’ve been wanting to visit for ages!

Lana was still a bit moany from being ill and halfway there she decided she didn’t want to sit in the buggy nor walk, so I ended up carrying her and pushing the buggy – which I can still feel in my poor arms. At one point I almost turned back, but the sun was shining and I wanted to take some photos so I kept going. Once we got inside the Glasshouses Lana finally settled down and started exploring the warm, tropical world inside so that I could get my camera out…

It’s a lovely calm place that is so pretty and quiet, and everywhere you look there are interesting plants to explore. We both enjoyed it and the fish was definitely the highlight for Lana. We will be back! I don’t know what I was thinking when I dressed her in the morning though – it’s a very uninspiring outfit with colours that don’t go together at all. Plus she looks like a little boy. Anyway, here are some of my snaps from our visit:

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The oldest glasshouse, the Tropical Palm House above, was built in 1834 at a cost of £1,500.

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Entry is only £4,50 so that’s not bad either!

Tomorrow I’m going to the hairdressers to get some highlights done for a photo shoot next week I’m both excited and nervous about…I’m also attending a Finnish independence day reception that the Lord Provost of Edinburgh has invited members of the Scottish-Finnish society to, so my highlights will get another outing too. More on the blog next week! 🙂

Have  great weekend folks!

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • Sharon

    I definitely have a thing about Glass Houses at the moment. 🙂 Love your pictures and Lana still looks cute. X

    December 3, 2016 at 10:50 am
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