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  • Festivities begin on Princes Street Gardens

    Festivities begin on Princes Street Gardens

    A toned back Christmas on Princes Street looks just great this year. I am loving this years back to basics Christmas Market at the Scott Monument Princes Street Gardens. I had a wonder round this morning and it’s great to see more of the gardens and the iconic views and monuments on show, just with … Continue reading Festivities begin on Princes Street Gardens →
  • Castle at night for the Castle of Light

    Castle at night for the Castle of Light

    I was lucky enough to be invited along to see the new Castle of Light nightly event at Edinburgh Castle. To see this historic building transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour and storytelling is spellbinding. Projection of light and film, animation is such a great way to bring buildings to life at night, and with … Continue reading Castle at night for the Castle of Light →
  • First frost on the Harbour

    First frost on the Harbour

    This morning I saw and sketched as the ice melted away in Granton Harbour On the school run the kids and I noticed how the masts of the boats were all at wonky angles and the water was frozen over. The sun was strong and although it was bitterly cold I headed out onto the … Continue reading First frost on the Harbour →
  • New Hospital, new name

    New Hospital, new name

    Today I was visiting the great team at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, now in their new location at Little France. I have fond and emotional memories of the old Sick Kids hospital as many of you will know. My boy James has Haemophilia and was in and out of the old hospital by the Meadows … Continue reading New Hospital, new name →
  • the City Art Centre unviels new aquisitions

    the City Art Centre unviels new aquisitions

    This week I enjoyed a wander around the City Art Centre, still a splendid novelty after months without the option of visiting galleries due to the lockdowns. I was at the Market Street gallery to see some of their latest acquisitions, exhibited together in the new showcase: Incoming: New Acquisitions at the City Art Centre … Continue reading the City Art Centre unviels new aquisitions →

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