ExteriorI had the slight notion of taking a break from walking given that this weekend marks the falling of my birthday, but come Friday night I decided that would be rather a bad idea, given that the London to Brighton Challenge is a mere six weeks away. So, while MJ was working in the bookstore, …

Read more

Pony hat! MJ’s Verdict Last week I was surprised by someone thinking that I wouldn’t go somewhere like Bell’s Diner because it was too simple; of the two of us at Lunchquest, I am definitely the more fussy eater, but also the one that is more attached to the simple style diners and rustic cookery …

Read more

It’s been a truly sun-kissed gem of a week. For one reason or another, I’m feeling a little weary as it draws to a close. I wasn’t firing on all cylinders when lunchtime came around, today, so was a little confused at to where I should head. MJ suggested St Mary’s Street, by I opted …

Read more

Another glorious day in Edinburgh, and what’s more the weather was rather nice, too! As it reached lunch o’clock, I thought I’d head to Bobby’s as I’d picked it out as the next place to visit when over that side of town. MJ had given her royal assent to this venture, as she sometimes pops …

Read more

Antipasto starterThis weekend was clearly the day for blasts from the past. Not only was my fellow quester, the lovely Katie (under whose captaincy I had the great honour to serve on a late 1990s University Challenge team, representing the University of Edinburgh), someone I hadn’t seen for a decade or more, the place where …

Read more