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Edinburgh April 2016

Edinburgh April 2016

The (at least) annual visit to Scotland had us in Edinburgh in April, thanks to the post-Easter sale of first class Virgin trains. This time we stayed central, just across fro the old town at Ten Hill Place Hotel and discovers cheap and cheerful local Indian café, 10 to 10 in Delhi. Also we were closer […]

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Adventures in Scotland – Aug 2011

Adventures in Scotland – Aug 2011

It fits that I should start the editing process of my book in the same city I start writing it, 16 months ago. Having said that, these few days are more of a ‘Worliday’ as coined by San Sharma of Enterprise Nation fame. This is a perfect mix of work and play or in my […]

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Today at Cafe Blend – Adventures in Birmingham

Today at Cafe Blend – Adventures in Birmingham

September 20th 2010 My fondness for Urban Coffee Co is very well documented. Nevertheless, particularly when I’m having a full on writing day (that is a short day with two breaks) the day is generally more productive with a change of scene so 2-3 coffee shops is ideal. In Glasgow and Edinburgh where until now […]

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Glasgow May 28-31st 2010 (Part Two)

Glasgow May 28-31st 2010 (Part Two)

Light Rain Breakfast is included and although I’m not one for early eating, I’m not one than can resist food either. I feel a little self-conscious walking into breakfast with a kilt-like skirt, probably not the best choice for an English girl in Glasgow. I’m a little irked that the waitress assumed I did not […]

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Glasgow May 28-31st 2010 (Part One)

Glasgow May 28-31st 2010 (Part One)

Book Writing, Round Two It’s a bank holiday so I must be in Scotland. I’m going for my second book writing trip (that’s first book, second trip). The train is just as busy and this time I have a table seat but quickly realise there’s three distractions on three seats right there. Unfortunately that wasn’t […]

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Gratitude – April 2010

Gratitude – April 2010

Project – my first project with Springboard was a bigger challenge than anyone expected and in different ways. Thankfully it launched and I’m 70% through training the group. I’m also grateful to the staff of the Y Centre, the community centre where I am training a group of long term/disadvantaged unemployed. Not only is finding […]

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Edinburgh – Part 3

Edinburgh – Part 3

Sunday Brunch I find the last coffee shop on the list, Kilimanjaro which was only a little further up from where I finished yesterday but I couldn’t see any breakfast dishes and so just have coffee and scone to keep me going. It was some while later when I looked at the menu on my […]

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Edinburgh – Part 2

Edinburgh – Part 2

Saturday Harry Potter I only spotted one potential coffee shop so researched more whilst watching Jonathan Ross last night. By the way, this is the first hotel in many years I have stayed where there were only five channels on TV, remembering that I mostly go to America. I found four coffee shops in 2 […]

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Journal – Edinburgh, May 2010

Journal – Edinburgh, May 2010

For some reason I had, as it turns out, the whimsical idea that my train to Edinburgh would be luxurious, or at worst comfortable. For a Friday lunchtime departure, it was full, standing room only which indeed was the only option for some. Not all the way to Scotland, as it stopped in many counties; […]

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