Edible Gardening – The Royal Botanic Garden helps us plan ahead for this growing season

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I’ve spent so many hours wandering around the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,  enjoying the fresh air and foliage, no matter what the season.  I’ve read the plaques and little signs but I’ve never taken the time to find out the history of the Garden or to find out more about how they manage to provide … Read more…

Lululemon Athletica – Creating a calm, healthy ‘Nook’ during the festival madness

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Free yoga classes and samples of healthy snacks from Earthy foods, Lululemon Athletica Edinburgh – I think I’m in love…. “Creating components for people to live longer, healthier, more fun lives”.  That’s the brief but poignant description Lululemon Athletica  have on their Facebook page for their newly opened Edinburgh showroom. So how do they achieve … Read more…

GUEST BLOG: Spa in the City  – Edinburgh’s Annual Festival of Pampering and Relaxation

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Every year we are treated to a weekend of pampering when the city of Edinburgh hosts ‘Spa in the City’.   Normally this just takes place in St. Andrew’s Square but this year it spread out across 3 sites with the addition of the Grassmarket and in front of House of Fraser on Princes Street.  Spa … Read more…

Hidden Door Festival – a Peek into the World of Art, Music and Culture

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It seems like only yesterday that I was watching a video released by the organisers of the recurring Hidden Door Festival (first launched in 2010)  which led us up and down the streets of Edinburgh – eventually revealing the secret location for this year’s culture, art and music event – the Market Street Vaults.  I … Read more…

Guest Blog: A Glimpse of Edinburgh’s Many Faces by Bike Path; By Claire Connachan

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This month’s guest blogger is Claire of  ‘Claire Cycles  – Adventures of an Edinburgh pootler’.  A convert to the world of the bicycle for commuting, utility and leisure, she’s been cycling around the city for just under two years and is keen to encourage more people to jump on their bikes. Claire took advantage of … Read more…

The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors, Presented by the University of Edinburgh

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An Impressive Display of Culture, Colour and Lights… ­29 January – 7 February 2014, 4pm – 9pm Quadrangle, Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL Entry is free A few weeks ago I watched a documentary about the Terracotta Warriors unearthed in the Xi’an province of China in 1974.  Could you imagine being a farmer, just … Read more…

Arthur’s Seat – WARNING: Contains photos that may make you want to climb a (small) mountain!!!

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You can’t do a blog called ‘Healthy Edinburgh’ and not include a hike up Arthur’s Seat.  In case anyone out there doesn’t know what Arthur’s Seat is – it’s an extinct volcano right in the heart of Edinburgh, with the main peak (Arthur’s Seat) sitting at about 250m.  The adjacent small peaks and Salisbury’s Crag … Read more…