A Local’s Guide to Edinburgh Indie Coffee Shops

One of the things I love most about Edinburgh is the copious amounts of independent coffee shops. There are so many lovely places to grab a coffee to go or even better, to sit in somewhere cosy and wile away the morning people watching and getting stuck into a good old book.

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Twenty-Eighteen highlights on 35mm

Sharing some of my favourite shots from my film camera today – taken in black and white and in colour, and corresponding with some of my top memories and moments of twenty-eighteen so far.

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What to do in Edinburgh Old Town

One of the most iconic and photographed places in Edinburgh is the stunning Old Town- home to Edinburgh Castle, the Grassmarket, Holyrood Palace, numerous museums and the Scottish Parliament to name but a few. It is a vibrant and bustling place- particularly in the summer months when the Fringe is in full swing and the streets are buzzing with city dwellers and tourists galore. If you’re planning a couple of days in Edinburgh then the Old Town is definitely a good place to start, with so much history and sites to explore.

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River & Sea Walks in Edinburgh

With the weekend weather picking up again (or so the MET office forecast tells me) I’ve compiled a list of a few more favourite walks less known to tourists and removed from the hustle and bustle of central Edinburgh. On a summer’s day there’s nothing better than relaxing by the sea or on a riverbank, watching the world go by and tucking into a good ol’ Mr Whippy ice-cream (with the obligatory 99 flake).

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Top walks in Edinburgh

Without a doubt, one of the best ways to explore Edinburgh is on foot. The city is incredibly compact and there are a number of beautiful viewpoints and walks dotted throughout the city. Since moving up in November, I’ve been ticking off a number each month and have compiled a list of some of my favourite hills to walk and green spaces to explore.

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Where to brunch in Edinburgh

Since moving to Edinburgh just over six months ago, I’ve discovered a number of lovely brunch spots- some through recommendations and some by simply walking through the city and spotting places as I go. Finding a good brunch place in Edinburgh is by no means a struggle- there is so much choice and variation no matter what your dietary requirements may be.

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The Big Move – Six months on

Six months ago today I made both an exciting and somewhat terrifying move from a sleepy little village in Surrey to the bustling city of Edinburgh. It was such an enormous change, moving out of my family home, moving to a different country and starting a whole new chapter of my life in a place far removed from where I was used to.

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