Sign on North BridgeHaving just about coped with the return to work, I was in a jolly mood as Friday lunchtime came around. Aside from anything else, I had the inviting prospect of a Friday night full of pizza and karaoke to revel in, in just a few short hours. So, it was with a …

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I know I shouldn’t admit to things like this, but Saturday mornings very rarely take me in the direction of the Castle Terrace Farmer’s Market. This has more to do with my usual Friday night pursuits than any indifference to the gathering, but the long and short of it is that I’ve never sampled a …

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Happy New Year! The first day back at work after the festive break is always hard to take, and today was no exception. It didn’t help that when I stepped outside the office I was greeted by wind and rain, in moderate but irksome amounts. But I’m made of stern stuff, so toddled along the …

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Another day, another lunch, another soaking. Isn’t Edinburgh grand at this time of year?! ExteriorTo be fair, I’d merely been gently drizzled upon for a couple of hours, when I arrived at Urban Angel on Forth Street, today. The wind was suspiciously quiet, too, presumably preparing to roar in the New Year. I was joined …

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Exterior As the rain lashed at my person from all angles, and my newly acquired full-length action underwear stuck firmly to my trousers, bound together in mutually unsatisfying saturation, the Ivy Leaf, on Easter Road beckoned to me suggestively, like a comely, gap-toothed wench. The compact confines of the place could hold exactly 17 seated …

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