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A new view and a fresh perspective

Edinburgh from Corstorphine HillThis afternoon I went for a walk up Corstophine Hill, looking for a new view of Edinburgh which had been recommended to me some time ago.

It is always good to get a fresh perspective on life, I often walk up Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh to get some fresh air, fill the lungs and stretch the legs. It gives you chance to take stock, time to think about things and hopefully come back down more able to rationalise your problems and look at finding solutions in a fresh state of mind.

The walk up to this view from the Queensferry Road car park took around an hour and I passed the Corstophine Tower on route and also got a little lost! After asking a few friendly dog walkers the way I soon found what I was looking for, and what a stunning view of the Edinburgh.

I recommend taking a walk up the the Rest And Be Thankful spot yourself, it is marked on the map in the car park too. I can’t think of a better situated bench in the city!

This sketch was drawn with aink fineliner and waterclolour added with a waterbrush. 



Corstorphine in Edinburgh is the latest area to welcome Mimi’s Bakehouse

ES_Mimis_CorstorphineColourAfter successful launches in firstly The Shore, Leith and more recently the High Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, Mimi’s Bakehouse has today opened the doors on their Corstorphine branch.

I visited earlier this week to sketch the exterior of their St John’s Road store, so you will recognise it as you search for your coffee and cake fix this afternoon.


Do pop in and try their now famous home baking and wish them well on what I’m sure will be another hugely popular branch of their family run business.


Sketch in fine liner pen with a watercolour wash.


Mimi’s Bakehouse website.