Edinburgh: Friday April 27

We started our day with scrambled eggs, bacon and mushrooms before heading out for a walk. We stopped off at the fishmonger to get haddock for supper and kippers for tomorrow’s breakfast.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

We then went to the harbour and walked around. We decided to get a day pass for the bus at a cost of £3.50 which was well worth it. We were on and off the bus all day.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

We went for lunch at The Kitchin and Tom Kitchin came to meet us! We had an amazing experience and the review is going to be long. Our three course lunch started with crudites, artisan breads and consomme before our starter was served. It ended with coffee, petit fours and whisky after dessert.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

We then went to Oceanview Shopping Centre where we saw naval ships and the royal yacht Britannica. Dave got toffees from Thorntons before we came back to the apartment to drop off our shopping and the signed recipe book from Tom Kitchin.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

We then went to Holyroodhouse to walk through The Queen’s Gallery where the treasures from the Queen’s palaces are on show. We saw a Faberge egg among other amazing jewelled items and paintings. After looking through the gates at the palace we went back to The Albanach where Dave had Ardbeg Uigeadail and I had Isle of Jura Superstition.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

There is a price war between Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer. The sunolive oil we bought was Price Checked! meaning it has been compared to the same product sold by the opposition. The recession is clearly visible not only in this, but in the empty shops and buildings we have seen.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

The haddock was soft and mild and a perfect supper after our big lunch.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

this is the view from our apartment!

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