Edinburgh, Food, Scotland

Three minute restaurant review - Lovage Edinburgh

An impromptu date night led to a quick search for somewhere new to try. We found ourselves at Edinburgh restaurant Lovage. The two chefs behind this, brothers Lukasz and Bartek Jedrejek have a surprising pedigree, with a background in biomedical sciences as well as fine dining. Their menu is packed with seasonal and local produce, and while they make use of innovative techniques, it doesn't feel like showing off, simply striving to get the best out of these wonderful ingredients. 

Edinburgh, Food, Scotland

Restaurant review - Rib Aye Steakhouse and Whisky bar

Away from the bright lights of the city centre you will find Edinburgh's newest steak restaurant, the wittily named Rib Aye, tucked away in a corner of Leith, the location belies the ambition of Chef Colin Hinds, whose focus is impeccably sourced Scottish beef and produce from small farms, along with a careful selection of whiskies and other drinks designed to bring out the best in the ingredients.

Edinburgh, Family life, Scotland, travel

Five of the best places to enjoy Autumn colours in Edinburgh

While the weather has turned distinctly wintry in the last few days, there are still plenty of spots to take in the gorgeous autumn colours. The shorter days mean if you are planning a wander to one of these spots, you can enjoy sunset at 5pm before finding somewhere to cosy up for the rest of the evening. I for one am obsessing over all things hygge right now.

Camping, travel

Do you want to see how I pack for a camping trip?

I was sent this bag to try out by my friends at Patagonia.


It's called the "BLACK HOLE® DUFFEL BAG " and for good reason it turns out. This is me squashing all the essentials for a camping weekend into it. What do you think of my packing technique?

Its been on several trips with us now and I love it. The only problem is that my husband keeps trying to steal it. I even managed to leave it outdoors overnight and everything stayed dry.

I'm looking forward to taking it along on many more adventures. #packedtogo