Tantallon Castle

We popped down to North Berwick today and had a wee coffee at The Den which boasts a midcentury modern furniture shop,  Annie Sloan paints, a workshop along with a lovely little cafe.  There is a definite Scandi feel to the place food wise the website is here (but I think they are more active on twitter and Facebook).

Tantallon Castle was our next stop on our East Lothian trail. Read all about it here. Beware, photo overload below….

through the ruins
through the ruins
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Some of us made it to the top
Lennie's not so taken with the view.
Lennie’s not so taken with the view.
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Bass rock from Tantallon Castle
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I know this might be getting boring now but the clouds were amazing today.

Our last stop was a delightful little nursery and tea shop in East Linton called Smeaton Nursery Gardens.  We couldn’t resist some potted bulbs and a stick on the window bird feeder which I will show you once it is installed.  There are loads of little blue tits in the garden at the moment, I’m hoping they will come and use it so we can get a good look at them.
Have you got gamers in your family?  Try to get to see the Games Masters exhibition on at Royal Museum of Scotland.  It’s got loads of those old arcade games that some of you will remember from the Lothian Road days here in Edinburgh.  Can you remember the name of that place?  Let me know if you do…

Anyway have a great weekend, February has gone in a flash so far hasn’t it?

Snapshots

view from the kitchen this festive season
view from the kitchen this festive season
train tracks makes a comeback, I will never get rid of these
train tracks makes a comeback, I will never get rid of these
spotted in Hanover Street
spotted in Hanover Street
new light in the study/etc room
new light in the study/etc room
view from the stairs this festive period
view from the stairs this festive period
music and football, what more do you need?
music and football, what more do you need?
teatowels in use after some time, all the way from Helsinki, thanks Jane
teatowels in use after some time, all the way from Helsinki, thanks Jane
another red mini, cannot resist
another red mini, I cannot resist

 These are from the last few days of December and the start of January, I’ve just transferred a load of snaps from my phone and these are the ones I like the best.  What do you think?

Seven go to Prague

our hotel

Last weekend was spent in Prague with six friends, enjoy this tiny snapshot of our adventure.

graffitti wall - in memory of John Lennon
Grand Priory Square’s graffiti wall – in memory of John Lennon
cucumber and mint cocktails, in Ameriky bar
cucumber and mint cocktails, in Ameriky bar
astronomical clock in the old town square
astronomical clock in the old town square
I was obsessing about the lights downstairs at the Municipal House.
I was obsessing about the lights downstairs at the Municipal House. you have no idea how hard it is to photograph lit lights.
doughnuts on a roll cooked over coals
doughnuts on a roll cooked over coals
soldiers after being on parade in the heavy rain, they looked so happy to be inside
soldiers, after being on parade in the heavy rain, they looked so happy to be inside
View from the famous bridge towards the castle
View from Charles bridge towards the lesser town
vegetarian food - deep fried cheese and potatoes
‘traditional’ vegetarian food – deep fried cheese and potatoes
another view from Charles bridge
another view from Charles bridge

A good time was had by all, not sure how all those left at home felt about it though.  Wonder where we’ll go next time….