I’ve had my eye on the Blackcherry Café for a few weeks, as I’ve wandered past on my travels, a number of times. Today was the day, as I was in the mood for soup (as always) and a roll. The quaint little café has seating room for around a dozen or more patrons, with …

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It’s always good to welcome visitors to Edinburgh, but when it’s folks fresh from Rome, dreaming of meting out a good wooden-spooning to our rugby team, it’s another matter. Fortunately, these particular invading Romans were old friends. Agnes, with whom I attended university, and her husband Massimo, were joined by Lorenzo, Chiara and their son …

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Blythe’s Verdict I’m always happy to be proven wrong, and so I was, this evening. For one reason or another, I’d had a strong suspicion that Earthy wouldn’t really be for me. I had made the assumption that it would be one of those meekly worthy places that so pleases many, and so bores me. …

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Blythe’s Verdict Stirling is often a place that I’m passing through, on my travels, so my dining decisions are often driven by proximity or convenience, but on this occasion I’d made a special trip, and indeed our dining spot had been pre-selected. I can’t claim to know Stirling well, but I’ve been visiting from time …

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ExteriorPlans are there to be altered, and such was the case, today. Regular quester Jane was detained at work, so I changed things round so I got to spend lunchtime in the company of Ayla, Mina and Patrick who are visiting from Istanbul, at the moment. As Ayla is still quite wee, we needed to …

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