It’s currently the 7th November and I can’t quite believe I’m writing a guide to Edinburgh’s Christmas. How we are in the eleventh month of the year is a complete mystery and the thought of Christmas shopping season being upon us so soon is both exciting and mind blowing. This aside, Christmas in Edinburgh is really quite magical and one of my favourite times of the year. If you’re planning a winter break, then Edinburgh is a great choice and will certainly get you in the Christmas spirit.
Last month, I went to my first ever insta-meet, organised by the lovely itsalexhamilton (check out his Instagram account, which features gorgeous street photography). After meeting outside one of the cities dreamiest coffee shop, The Milkman, we headed around the Old Town to take some snaps of the city.
The excitement of dropping off my film to be developed reached a new high this month. Having shot in some new places, some quite removed from city life, and having invested in a new film camera after my trusty Olympus broke beyond repair, I was beyond excited to see how they developed. Apart from the odd finger over the lens (when will I learn?) and some hazy lighting here and there, the majority came out well and I’m finding that I’m increasingly reaching for my film camera more and more.
Writing, particularly travel writing, is something I love to do. I love sharing my experiences with others and showcasing what Scotland (and beyond) has to offer. As a result, the content on my blog is largely travel-focused – it’s the sort of content I love to read myself on other sites and is the direction I see Edits Of Jo heading in. Second to this however, is my Let’s talk about series which has been a little quiet of late (have a read here of my let’s talk about homelessness, loneliness and friendship posts here).
If you are a regular reader of EditsOfJo then it will no surprise to you that Stockbridge is one of my favourite places to visit in Edinburgh. I love how close it is to the centre of Edinburgh yet feels quite removed with the sleepy Dean Village and the Water of Leith. It has some really gorgeous boutiques and some great cafes that are hugely affordable and serve good coffee and food. Not only this, there are a great number of things to do here that it is easy to lose yourself in this part of the city for a day.
Even in the winter months Edinburgh is a popular destination for visitors but this is particularly the case in the summertime with festivals taking place across the city, most notably The Edinburgh Fringe. The city centre becomes a constant hive of activity with tourists coming from across the world to explore this gorgeous city and watch the street artists, admire the sites and enjoy a drink in the sun (weather of course permitting).
Looking back on past posts, the last Month On Film series I did was back in April. Where has the time gone?! The last few months have passed by in an absolute whirlwind and the summer is already looking like it will be a fairly busy one. There are so many exciting things coming up, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe and a holiday to one of the Scottish isles.