The Kelpies

Over the last year or so while on our daily commute up and down the M9, Stuart and I have watched 'The Kelpies' gradually rise out of the ground and become the amazing, eye-catching sculptures they are today.  I'm not going to lie, I did initially say 'Why do we need two massive horses heads …

Edinburgh’s Wild West

Who would have thought that tucked away off a side street in Morningside you would find a scene straight out of a Western? We certainly didn’t! But after having heard from numerous sources about this mysterious Wild West scene, we had to see if for ourselves! Coming off Morningside Road onto Springvalley Gardens you don't …

Strawberry Tea

Yesterday my friend held a Strawberry Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care, who are running this event throughout the summer (or more appropriately – Strawberry Season!).  I was tasked with creating a cake that would be the prize for the ‘Guess the Weight of the Cake’ competition and also a tasty morsel for everyone …

Kyoto Friendship Garden

Sometimes on the way home from work, Stuart and I will call into Lauriston Castle, up in Barnton, for a quick walk around the grounds and to visit the Kyoto Friendship Garden. This little Japanese Garden not far from the City is peaceful with beautiful views over the Forth.  The garden was gifted by the …

Perfume, Poetry and Fizz!

Thursday night seen Stuart and I take part in a spot of culture.  The Scottish Poetry Library was hosting an evening called ‘My Life in Poetry (& Perfume) with Alex Musgrave’. Alex blogs as The Silver Fox, a beautiful blog where he describes perfumes and fragrance so poetically that I can almost smell the scents …

Its Good to Eat Cake!!

It's true, it is, especially when it's for charity, which automatically wipes out every single calorie in each cake, and therefore makes the cakes in this case – diet food!! The latest Edinburgh Bakers event was a fundraiser for local charity Its Good to Give, which helps young cancer patients and their families, run by …

Easter Fun!

Normally we both work over the Easter Holidays, but due to a special birthday in Stuart’s family we were headed en-masse to Wigtownshire to celebrate with his extended family. The journey down thankfully started out great, clear blue skies – had spring finally arrived?! But then the remnants of last weeks snow hit, plus our …