Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

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2017 has been another fun-filled year in Edinburgh! Here, I’m taking a look at my top 5 blog posts of the year. These are my most-read blog posts of 2017 …

5. Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!

Mister Maker LiveFirst up, we have our family trip to the Kings Theatre in July to see Mister Maker and The Shapes Live! As a family with young children, we love the CBeebies show Mister Maker. It’s full of quick and easy craft projects, suitable for pre-school children. My kids, aged 2 and 4 at the time, both enjoy … [Read post]

4. Scrambles Soft Play

Scrambles Soft Play RathoNext, a visit to Scrambles Soft Play at the climbing centre in Ratho. I’ve taken my kids there quite a few times over the last few years. The room is split into three sections – 0-2 years, 2-5 years and 5+ years. My kids seem the perfect age for it now. They can play in the bit for 2-5 year olds together … [Read post]

3. The Salisbury Arms

Salisbury Arms EdinburghIn at number three, a lovely lunch at the Salisbury Arms in Newington back in March. The pub had just re-opened after a major refurbishment and I was invited along with my family to review their new menu. I remember it from over a decade ago, when it was called The Crags. It was very much a student bar … [Read post]

2. Gardener’s Lodge

Gardener's Lodge EdinburghMy second most popular post was on a visit to the Gardener’s Lodge in Princes Street Gardens. It is usually closed to the public, but that weekend in September it was opened up as part of the Doors Open Days programme. The cottage was built in 1886, when Princes Street Gardens were first developed as … [Read post]

1. Save Bobby’s Nose

Greyfriars Bobby EdinburghSo, my most popular blog post of 2017 is about Greyfriars Bobby. The story of this little Skye Terrier attracts tourists from all over the world to the memorial, which stands at the top of Candlemaker Row in Edinburgh. But, in recent years a trend has started, which is causing damage to the famous statue … [Read post]