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  • 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 →
  • A cafe at the centre of the Community

    A cafe at the centre of the Community

    This months #supportabusinesssketch is Piecebox Cafe in Polwarth, a pretty place which is much more than a cafe.  Whilst enjoying a delicious late breakfast with my boy James I noticed just how a vital part of the local are the cafe is. Locals would enter with a welcome shout of their name from the staff … Continue reading A cafe at the centre of the Community →
  • Cinema sketch

    Cinema sketch

    Today I had a sneak preview into Summerhall’s newly refurbished cinema, CineHall. Summerhall, in the south side of the city, has been a favourite place of mine for years and years, a vibrant inspiring place filled with visual and performance art. A hive of activity free to visit and always changing. The kind of place … Continue reading Cinema sketch →
  • Rising from the waters

    Rising from the waters

    I had a tour of the Ocean Mist in Leith today, the newly restored ship on the shore has a new level, and some impressive plans. Owners Alan and Nadia Pedley hope to open for business before the end of the year, and although there is still plenty to do their whole family is pitching … Continue reading Rising from the waters →

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