Edinburgh Therapy

Edinburgh is adored by almost all who visit it.  It’s an elegant, exciting, young city with lots of nooks and crannies to explore, and yet up until quite recently, I did not care for the city at all.  I felt it pretentious and without heart, much preferring the grittier, friendlier shopper’s paradise that is Glasgow.  This has all changed though.  Still love Glasgow, but in the last few years I’ve spent more and more time in our capital city and it has wholeheartedly won me over. 

No surprise then that this visit to Edinburgh was utterly delightful and succeeded  in getting me over my Rosie-less blues (almost – there was an embarrassing sleepwalking incident involving me looking for Rosie in the middle of the night).

Just arrived back and am pooped so will let the pictures do the talking.  🙂

Edinburgh Castle (such a lovely welcome to the city);



A walk out to Crammond Island at low tide;


Followed by a cold pint in the local pub;

Walked off those beers the next day down by the Water of Leith;

Shopped in Stockbridge (dahling!);

Marvelled at Picasso’s work and life;

Waited (not so patiently) for the creepy Millennium Clock to chime;

A picnic in Princes Street gardens; 

And then home.  Tired but happy.  🙂


13 thoughts on “Edinburgh Therapy

  1. Tired but happy is a good feeling! Glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time. I was really blown away when I saw the Edinburgh Castle for the first time because I had never seen a castle of that size in the middle of the city before.

  2. It’s been years since I’ve been to Edinburgh… Now I want to go back! Looks like you had lovely summer weather.
    I’ve had those ‘sleep-walking’ incidents, myself… thankfully I’ve always woken up before finding myself wandering the streets naked or some other fun thing…..
    Rosie will come back and visit?

  3. Great photos, brought back good memories and that’s all it could be! Graham had a migraine on the way through to Edinburgh, same day and we had to make a detour to my parent’s house as it was on the way. The poor thing had to sleep all day! So I will make do with your photos until I go through on Tuesday with some friends!

  4. Christina – Yes, you do. Let me know when it’s happening and we can meet up somewhere special. 🙂

    Nora B – It’s amazing stepping off the train and seeing the castle up on the rock. Even when you’ve seen it lots of times before!

    KatieZ – Well, we had some sunshine if not heat. I’ll take all I anything I can get! And I’ve already booked Rosie in for next summer!

    Holler – Poor Graham! Hope you enjoy yourself on Tuesday.

  5. thanks for the photos Wendy – E had a look at was quite curious to see changes in his old part of the world, as well as some of his old Cramond neighbourhood where he lived as a lad – glad you have come to love Edinburgh – I nearly never returned after my first visit due to the scariest ghost walk I’ve ever done, but now I love the place!

  6. Oh I love Edinburgh too, one of my favourite cities in the world! And still there are loads of things I haven’t seen or experienced there, yet:)

    Glasgow I find dull and uninteresting though, just not my kind of place I guess.

    Lovely pics!

  7. Johanna – Glad you and E enjoyed the photos. This was the first time I’d been to Crammond. Loved it. And I know what you mean about the ghost walk. Doubt I’ll ever go back to York!

    Pia – Stockholm is my favourite city! A lot of people don’t like Glasgow. There are a lot of ugly parts and it can be quite rough but I think it’s a real diamond once you get to know it. Oh, and the shopping is WAY better than Edinburgh. 🙂 That said, if I had to live in one, it would be Edinburgh.

    Rosa – Thank you! Hope you get the chance to revisit the city. 🙂

  8. I agree with you Wendy, Glasgow is good for shopping but I would definitely move to Edinburgh in a flash! I am not all that keen on Glasgow really! I love going to the old town in Edinburgh for a wander. I think the shops and pubs there have a lot of character and individuality! Roll on the Fringe!

  9. I’m a bit ‘homesick’ for Edinburgh now, too. I spent 7 wonderful years there, and was happy to be back in June. If everything goes as planned, I’ll be popping by again in September..

  10. Heya thanks for the message you left! Where abouts are you from in Scotland? I want to move to Edinburgh one day it looks amazing. Smaller than london and more quirky, but is it a tad snobby you say? I’ve never even been!! I start an internship tomorrow with Delicious magazine – a tad nervous/excited and have a awful cold which has come out of nowhere!

    By the way your blog is lovely, it’s nice to browse at everyone elses!

    I didn’t actually buy Falling Cloudberries, the layout of the book just looked amazing!


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