The Great Edinburgh Santa Run Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Festive Frivolity

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The annual Santa Run;  you couldn’t ask for a healthier way to start the holiday season….exercise, fresh air,  music, laughter, all shared with thousands of ‘Santas’ coming together to support a great charity, When You Wish Upon a Star Over the years, I’ve seen the pictures and heard the stories.  Thousands of Santa’s helpers, all … Read more…

Winter Walk: Water of Leith, Dean Village

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Strolling along the Water of Leith on a Sunny winter day – from Comely Bank to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.  Free Fun – free parking on Sunday, Free entry to museums and free to walk along the Water of Leith!! For 2013, the Christmas and New Year’s weather was pretty dismal – … Read more…

Cramond Island Walk – Edinburgh’s Riviera

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When we decided to finally move from central Scotland into Edinburgh we were overwhelmed trying to decide what area to settle down into.  We loved the areas of Broughton, Stockbridge, Morningside, Bruntsfield, Marchmont, and The New Town but couldn’t find the right combination of space, parking and price.  So, we ventured to new territory around … Read more…

Nettles Sting!!! – Weeding along the Water of Leith

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Well, you learn something new every day.  Today I learned several things: 1 – I learned what Himalayan Balsam looks like 2 – I learned that it likes to grow amongst nettles 3 – I learned that NETTLES STING!! I learned my lessons while volunteering for the Water of Leith Conservation Trust.  They help keep … Read more…