Saturday, 31 October 2015
Edinburgh Adventures: Part 1
Last week I finally got a week off work. I'd been looking forward to it for months and it was time to give Mum her Christmas present (from last year). Ever since I can remember she has asked for a holiday to Scotland for birthday or Christmas so here we were. After a 7 hour train journey we were greeted by that sight of the castle lit up in blue and decided to grab ourselves a yummy Italian to eat then settle down in the hotel. To be quite honest I was disappointed by the hotel as it was very shabby and dated, but we were there spending time together and that was enough.
On day two we decided to take a walk up Carlton Hill. Despite a grey day it offered great views across the city. You can just about see the castle and Waverley station in this photo. After this (it seemed to be a day of free things) we made our way to The Stand comedy club. On a Sunday you can enjoy Stu and Gary's Free Improv Show. The clue is in the title really, it's free! We enjoyed hours of stomach aching laughter for absolutely no money. I would hugely recommend it and the drinks were cheap too! Lots of audience participation to steer the show, but don't worry they aren't going to pick on anyone in the audience. It's absolutely your choice if you want to join or not. Having just eaten I can't vouch for it, but the food looked amazing and smelled even better.
So that was a Sunday well spent. Look out for the rest of our Edinburgh adventures. Have you been to Edinburgh? Do share your adventures too.