Wednesday morning, hubby and I enjoyed breakfast together in this sweet little cafe which, when we went in was called Circus, but when we came out again was name-less as the sign had been painted over. Whether it is to become Circus again, or something entirely different remains to be seen.
As I passed the High Court I saw lots of TV crews filming, as it was the first ever time that cameras had been allowed inside to witness the sentencing in a murder trial.
On to lighter matters... My first port of call when I reached Morningside was Loopy Lorna's. A teahouse we'd discovered on a previous visit to Edinburgh. They make a great cup of tea (of which I know nothing, because I only drink coffee), and I availed myself of a very good breakfast (well, brunch really since it was 11.30am) of scrambled eggs and toast.
before that I have a H-U-G-E problem with books, the buying and storing thereof, so adding another three to the collection was not a good move. But one of them was for Book Club No.2 (that I haven't officially joined, but if I'm going to it's only right that I at least buy the book, even if I don't read it... any excuse...)
Anyway, moving on. I found this gorgeous shop - Time and Tide. We'd been into one of their branches in North Berwick on a previous holiday in Scotland and absolutely loved it; I bought hubby an apple picker (like you do) and a slate chalkboard for the garden, plus a lovely glass jar that lives in our bathroom and some handy storage bags for DC's toys. This time, though, I came away empty handed, although I was sorely tempted by quite a few things...
And at the bottom of the hill I had to snap this picture as a reminder of the place where I'd managed to lock myself, hubby, Granny and a 19-month-old DC out of the car when last we were here. Good work, me!
Mugs with initials.
An old coat and hat stand rescued from a school. I REALLY wanted this, but couldn;t quite stretch to the high three-figure price tag...