#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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MJ’s Verdict Suddenly it was time for my friend to return to Oxford, and we needed a suitable lunch place on one rainy Monday. We found our refuge in the lovely and cheerful Café Nom de Plume on Broughton Street. I’ve been here before, but neglected to write about it. This visit, however, I really …

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Blythe’s Verdict It has been a quite extraordinary length of time since my last visit to La Favorita, particularly given that I’ve always rated it as Edinburgh’s best place for pizza (and I’m simply one of many, in that regard). So when the call was issued for “healing pizza” to address hangover and tiredness issues …

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MJ’s Verdict When I arrived at the Blue Parrot on the evening of Cinco de Mayo, I was ready for the beginning of a crazy night out that would see us eating, drinking, dancing and then karaoking till the wee hours. Fortunately, I am a dancer and not a singer and was content to remain …

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