My morning saw my criss-crossing Edinburgh in highly silly fashion, this morning. From home in Haymarket, I first went to Portobello to visit the dentist (one filling, scale and polish), then from Porty it was to Saughton for a meeting, then back to the city centre for another meeting, before the lunch bell rang to …

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In the world of food blogging, today was something of a red-letter day. You don’t need me to tell you about Martha Payne’s story. Not only have you watched it on the news, you’ve read her fantastic blog, NeverSeconds, in record numbers. Aside from all the interest, the amount of money raised for Mary’s Meals …

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It’s a lot of years since I’ve been in The Clock, on the corner of Bernard Street and The Shore. This is mainly due to be unabashed adoration of Domenico’s, which is just around the corner. Why would I ever, when in need of a sandwich lunch in this district, go anywhere else?Ooh, a bus! …

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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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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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