A Game of Fate with a Difference

February 4, 2024

Good morning lovely people  My father and I used to spend hours playing Rummy or Scopa (an Italian card game).   The scene had traces of […]

Artichoke Recipe

February 2, 2024

Set aside a bowl of cold water and a lemon cut in half to soak the artichokes while you are working to stop them discolouring. […]

Edinburgh’s Chinese New Year

February 1, 2024

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Edinburgh? 2024 marks the Chinese Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year in Edinburgh has become the largest celebration of […]

The best view in Edinburgh for Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2024

Enjoy an intimate meal for two at the top of the Royal Mile this Valentines Day. One of Edinburgh’s most romantic rooms, Cannonball Restaurant & […]

Self Belief Is The Start Of Success

January 26, 2024

Our world changed 20 years ago today, the day we got the keys to 103 (Centotre) George Street, Edinburgh. It was the right time for […]

There’s Daggers in Men’s Smiles

January 21, 2024

Good morning lovely people Edinburgh is in the thick of “Ralph Fiennes” mania.  He’s appearing in Macbeth at Ingliston until 27th January.  We thought he […]

Hands Up

January 7, 2024

Good morning lovely people, Happy New Year. My new year’s resolution is to pay off our Covid loan. That aside, January for most is reviewing […]

Thank You For Your Presence

December 24, 2023

Good morning lovely people  There is no room at the inn, the stables or the police station, but it’s warm and cosy in all our […]

Pastone Al Capra

December 21, 2023

No 1 daughter’s favourite savoury pie.  It can be eaten hot or cold.   SERVES 6  300g fresh ricotta or young goats curd  100g grated Parmigiano […]