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The Sky is Blue

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · edinburgh

The sun is shinning in Edinburgh today which makes for a happy team and happy holiday makers.

I love this time of year when the sky is bright blue and the leaves have fallen of the trees, there is nothing more refreshing than running through crunchy leaves in the park.

We are so lucky in this beautiful city centre to have so many fabulous parks, all of our apartments are within a short walk to beautiful parks which are such a lovely  way to spend the day.

Lothian is 2 minutes from the spectacular Princes Street Gardens with the majestic Edinburgh Castle towering above which makes for an amazing picnic scene no mater what the weather and you are only seconds from the shops.

George IV Residence is an easy walk over to “The Meadows” which host many impromptu games of cricket, rugby & friendly football games for the many students who live in the area.

We go to the Meadows almost every Friday or Saturday, when there is a visiting cheese van which comes directly from France every week. The van is called Cheasee Peasee and sells great French cheese at much cheaper prices than our supermarkets and at a far higher standard of quality too!

They also stock yummy “macaroons” from France which are set to be the next foodie craze to over take cupcakes.

Macaroons are exceptionally different things to the Scottish and to the French.  Whilst we associate the name with coconut-covered bars that have been known to be made with potato, the French macaron could not be more different.  The French macaron is a delicate, almond-flavoured, Italian meringue shell, filled with varying flavours of soft centre and presented in an array of pastel colours.

According to renowned French chef Raymond Blanc, it can take patisserie chefs up to ten years to perfect their technique for making flawless macaroons. They are particularly nice, sweet, colourful and light but I am afraid to say one is just not enough!

Our Townhouse is a pleasant walk down to the Royal Botanic Gardens which is well worth a visit at anytime of year, as is the coffee shop with glorious home baking.

So enjoy this amazing sunny day in Edinburgh and which ever park you decide to walk through  ;-)

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