With the New Year getting ever nearer it seems only right to reflect on this past year and start making plans for 2015. Whilst up in Manchester recently I got chatting to Gray's sister about their happy jar. Everything that makes them happy that year, no matter how big or small, gets written on a bit of paper and put in the jar for reading over a glass of bubbles on New Years Eve. I absolutely love this idea and am going to try and do one for 2015. I say try because I quite often fail at something like this, whether it be write in a new diary or stick to that diet I am very good at saying 'lets do it' and very bad at keeping it going past a couple of weeks. They also set themselves little goals for the year such as visit two new cities and drink less in the week.
Now I rarely drink anyway but visiting places in the UK is something Gray and I have already vowed to do. We have been away for the last few weekends and have had a blast, whilst I wouldn't want to go away every weekend it is something I am determined to keep up. I have also found out that Gray has only ever been to Scotland once on a stag night so that is where we need to start. I used to visit Edinburgh once a month a few years ago but haven't been for a number of years now and I think Gray will love it.
Hotel Direct have just launched an Edinburgh Twitter guide to help those in and around Edinburgh pick up tips and advice of things happening nearby. It covers all sorts of topics from the best places to stay in Edinburgh, the best places to eat along with music and culture. Apart from all the usual touristy things and Edinburgh being blessed with incredible architecture, Edinburgh is obviously great for shopping but what I really loved was the little independents. I am really looking forward to seeing what has changed and the new treats that await. I was sad to hear that avalanche records have moved to being online only, I have lost many hours browsing through the CDs and press demos. I also used to love going to the Liquid Rooms and having a good dance, oh the memories!
I really need to find out if the Mexican restaurant I used to visit is still there and if it is as good as I remember! I haven't been able to find one anywhere else that serves such delicious Mexican food though I could quite possibly have bigged it up in my head over the years! It has almost become my holy grail. I also want to visit a little pub that I fell in love with, I can't quite remember it's name but it was something to do with Frankenstein. A quick search of google has bought up this place and whilst it is so much bigger than the place I remember it does look really cool. Anyone know if it's the same place just refurbed? The place I remember was quite dark and dingy with hidden doors disguised as bookcases.
I would have to squeeze in tea and cake with some of my favourite Edinburgh based bloggers too, oh the excitement. What's new that I need to make sure I see? And as always where are the best places for fabric shopping?!
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