How have you been ?
I know I've been quiet on the blogging front for a bit ,sometimes life just gets in the way and the other half we are just boring sitting in watching telly haha.
March was a quiet month I attended the Fabulous Nima brush event , Niamh is celebrating 5 years which is amazing in the industry , Big congrats to her.
April has started with a bang , I have moved job , I also won 'Couple of the Year' with my Mother in slimming world was over the moon , and also I am just home from a lovely relaxing trip to Edinburgh .
Edinburgh is a lovely heart warming city very similar to Dublin , the people are lovely , the food is to die for and the traffic is mental :) .
We stayed in the Fab Indigo hotel on York street , its located about 20mins away from the airport in a taxi or 40 minutes on the local tram .This hotel is so unique in its style and staff it made the stay extra special . It has a quirky yet modern vibe and each employee was just as lovely as the last especially Iiminia ( Apologies if you name is spelt wrong ) who made our stay very comfortable from start to finish ,I highly recommend this hotel for any one travelling to Edinburgh along with its amazing staff it's rooms are drop dead gorgeous , each equipped with a bathroom , telly , aircon , hair dryer , iron and free Wifi , you can't go wrong with the rooms each with there own personality we stayed in a 'Blue room " as I am calling it the bed was so comfy and the shower you could just stay in for hours , it truly was a lovely stay and I know where I'd be going back to all in all a 5 star experience .
When we managed to pluck ourselves from the warm cosy bed (get your minds out of the gutter ) we ventured out into Edinburgh square were we were in the hustle and bustle of the town , we came across Scott's Monument a huge feature in the middle of town that is just eye catching , along with that came the local Museum and science fair which had all the kiddies interested .
The main focus for us was Edinburgh castle standing alone on the hillside it is a striking view and the cobble stone walk towards really gives a feel of what it was like many years ago.
You can enter as far as the courtyard free of charge but to avail of the whole grounds it is 18 pounds and 50 pence a little steep but honestly worth it , you can get audio tours or guides or just saunter around yourself , it is full of coffee shops , gift stores and a whiskey shop where you can learn all different facts about there love for whiskey .
Also along the trail you get to witness prison cells , food halls , hanging quarters and the grand hall and the pet cemetery all in all you get to learn so much about Scotland's history and just looking at the beautiful scenery alone is worth the money , Anyone thinking of going to Edinburgh really should consider the Castle its a day trip of it's own .
Also while we were there I was eager to get all the Harry potter things in that I could as J.K Rowling was inspired a lot by the buildings there and I can see why ,Sadly I didn't get to do the Harry potter escape room but I got to go to Diagon house which is an entire shop dedicated to Harry potter and everything related it gave me a real feel of what Diagon alley must be like , the stuff they have in store are real collectors items and even to see them is beautiful , I purchased a few charms to remember the fab experience and to with that on the same street the had the owl Habitat who where raising funds for the upkeep of the owls so it went nicely hand in hand , if you have any interest in Harry potter then its definitely a shop to visit located on Victoria street its a rare find .
Along with the square comes the shopping it is filled with River island , Zara , Primark off course and lots more , the pubs are lovely and similar to home all quite close together you wouldn't get lost doing a pub crawl anyways so if it's a shopping spree or a hen weekend Edinburgh can tickle any fancy .
Lastly the food is amazing and although there big on here fish dishes they cater to all , there fab sandwich filled menu from Conans or you can get any pie known to man or for a lovely breakfast from Lloyd's no.1 bar located in the Omni shopping centre (yes they have one too )
Overall Edinburgh was a delightful Experience and I would certainly go back in a heartbeat the flight is only 40 minutes across the pond so it's a winner all round
Cheers for reading guys , let me know if you have been ?
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Have a smashing week Mwahhhhh