My dining choices are often decided by external factors. Sometimes, other people get to choose the restaurant. These people are brave, and I salute them, as steered away from my routine spots, I often find pleasures that are quite unexpected. On this occasion, internal factors made my choice, as my desperation for micturitional relief dictated …

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#The sun has got his hat on/hip, hip, hip hooray/the sun has got his hat on/ and he’s coming out to play#Exterior That little song remains lodged in my brain, tootling away on its jauntily melodic way, as I make my way around the sunbathed streets of Edinburgh, during this long-overdue period of sunshine. Today, …

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Blythe’s Verdict The return to questing, after our little sojourn to the south coast, was a welcome one, and it was delightful to be joined by Danielle for lunch at Mezbaan, the south Indian restaurant in Tollcross. We’ve been rather neglectful of Indian cuisine, since our quests began, not least because of the overwhelming magnificence …

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#The sun has got his hat on, hip, hip, hip hooray/the sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out today#Exterior As I merrily tripped down the road, bathed in sunshine, I sang this happy little refrain to myself. It has subsequently found its way on to my earworm playlist, so I’ve been periodically …

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As a small child, the wonderful building on Bread Street that is now home to the Point Hotel was a regular stop on my journey home from primary school. My mother was forever popping in to the Co-op to check on the price of paint or peruse the pots and pans. But that was in …

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