Ahead of my little impromptu visit to Istanbul (following which we should have details agreed on an exciting new development for Lunchquest!), I tootled down to Broughton Street, to pick up some essentials for my trip. Whilst there, I took the opportunity to call in to the Olive Branch Coffee & Sandwich Shop, which aside …

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Blythe’s Verdict In case you didn’t notice, it was a beautifully icy, crisp and clear morning today, in Edinburgh. These are the type of winter mornings that we’ve grown used to, over the years, but have been curiously absent over the wild and windy season we’re experiencing, this year. It was example of charming synchronicity …

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Sign on North BridgeHaving just about coped with the return to work, I was in a jolly mood as Friday lunchtime came around. Aside from anything else, I had the inviting prospect of a Friday night full of pizza and karaoke to revel in, in just a few short hours. So, it was with a …

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Happy New Year! The first day back at work after the festive break is always hard to take, and today was no exception. It didn’t help that when I stepped outside the office I was greeted by wind and rain, in moderate but irksome amounts. But I’m made of stern stuff, so toddled along the …

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Another day, another lunch, another soaking. Isn’t Edinburgh grand at this time of year?! ExteriorTo be fair, I’d merely been gently drizzled upon for a couple of hours, when I arrived at Urban Angel on Forth Street, today. The wind was suspiciously quiet, too, presumably preparing to roar in the New Year. I was joined …

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