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Six Nations French Weekend

February 25th, 2012 · No Comments · edinburgh

This weekend sees the second six nations home game for Scotland and Festival Apartmnets welcomes our many French visitors. It was at school when I last had to have a conversation in French which proved helpful at check in time! Although really I don’t think we really go past first names “Mon nom est…..”and here are your apartment keys “voici les clés de votre appartement”.

In amongst our French visitors we had a range of rugby supporters from England, Ireland and Wales all opting to watch the various games in Edinburghwhilst wearing their own team colours.

This weekends visitors were mainly dominated by Stag Parties who amongst watching the rugby had booked a range of activities like mini highland games, paint-balling and carting. We also had an unusual mid week stag party – what a great idea for those on a budget as our apartments are a  more favourable rate and apparently they all had just as good a time as all the bars and clubs were packed every night with student promotions and prices!

Surprisingly all our male visitors arrived early on Friday morning having booked some cheap flight deals, so once the morning rush was over and everyone was booked in we had a light lunch break before our hen parties arrived in a sea of hot pink feathers, tulle and helium balloon!

They were all so excited the noise was unbelievable! When the guys check in the only two questions are where is the off licence and where is the pub. The hen parties however are a different story, are there hairdryers, where can I plug my straighteners in, where can the Ipod docking station go, are there cocktail glasses, are there cocktail shaker maker things, how many showers are there, which room is mine, who’s sleeping in my room, the list of questions is endless and they all ask at once and no one waits for an answer!

Truthfully though its great fun and really nice to meet the people who we have been speaking to on the phone when booking the right apartment for them and selecting the best activities to suit there party. So many people are already booking the larger apartments for next year and we even have some great deals to offer when you are booking so far in advance so give us a call.

August is filling up fast for the Edinburgh Festival with many of our large apartments already full for the whole month with theatre groups and some well known acts. Its so bizarre when people phone up and say they are looking for something for the whole month what choice and they are shocked when I have to say there is little choice left at this late stage! I love the festival the city has such a mix of people and that kind of lively “London” buzz about it.

Before we reach August though we have the wedding season which sees us with hen parties, stag parties and wedding parties – many people opting to stay together in an apartment rather than a hotel so that they can all have a little pre -wedding party, get ready together with extra bathrooms and then have a little after wedding celebration.

Here in Edinburghour school holidays also start a little earlier and are in fact upon us at the end of June! We have been so busy at Festival Apartmentssince the turn of the year that I haven’t even given it a thought to what we will do as a family this year for our Summer holidays. Last year we went camping which in the Scottish weather really isn’t appealing two years in a row! My daughter would love to go on a cruise – which I would also love however we will have to see how the pennies go from now till then. Not forgetting the diet as well !! Thankfully the lighter mornings and evenings are in sight which means I will be able to cycle to Festival Apartments Headquarters along the canal each morning and evening and hopefully start to shift this winter layer or layers! to be more precise! Its so hard too lose even a couple of pounds but so easy to put on a couple of stone without even noticing! Worst thing as well is the fact we have Greggs across the road from HQ which really is such a struggle to stay away from the sausage rolls and the fairy cakes – I wish |Gregss would start selling fruit platters!

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