I hope you have all had a fabulous week. I am on the last day of my two weeks off work (boo!) so preparing to go back tomorrow :-( Still, I can feel Spring is firmly on its way now, and that always cheers me up as its my favourite time of year.
There has been a constant theme of food and drink to this week as you can see from my photos - must get back on the healthy eating kick tomorrow!
1) Went a bit mad in the patisserie near me and bought half a dozen macaroons. They didn't last long....
2) Trip to Edinburgh Zoo to see the pandas! We used to be members of the zoo but let our membership lapse. We had so much fun seeing all the animals and in addition to the pandas, we also saw the baby Pygmy Hippo and some super cute otters!
3) A walk in Fife on a lovely sunny, but windy(!) afternoon. There were great views and some scary-looking Highland Cows!
4) Champagne! I don't really have much to drink these days but hubby and I had booked a wee break near St Andrews over the weekend. Our booking came with Champagne and it would be rude not to drink it! Needless to say after that and a further 2 bottles of wine that evening between us, I felt a little 'fuzzy' the next morning! A delicious breakfast in the room helped a bit though.
I've just got back from a short week in Edinburgh! We had a lovely time :) and it looks like you had a fab few weeks off too! Those macaroons look delish xReplyDelete
Oooh glad you had a lovely time away, its fab to have a little break isn't it. Yes, the macaroons were yummy, they didn't last long though!Delete
I love going to Edinburgh for a few days :) I'm hoping to go see the pandas when the weather is better. xReplyDelete
The pandas were cute, although I didn't manage to get a good photo of them as they were both snoozing in their indoor area (there were too many reflections off the glass). I always enjoy a trip to the zoo!Delete
This is stunning! I've never considered Edinburgh for a break! I think it's a bit far for us as we're in Southampton! Bit of a trip! It looks beautiful!ReplyDelete
I'm having a giveaway at the mo! :)
I'd recommend Edinburgh as a good place for a weekend break, there' slots to do and it is very compact. I think you can get cheapish flights if you book in advance as the train would take forever! Here ends the post from the Edinburgh Tourist Board!!Delete
I love Edinburgh Zoo - so many animals and so much to see! I especially love the kolas they have!ReplyDelete
The koalas are super cute too, although very sleepy!Delete
I love macaroons! Ramond Blanc at Waitrose do a great box (only get them occasionally as they are £6.99 for 10 or 12!).I have also got a recipe book to make them - but not tried yet! I'm going to see the pandas on Friday. Where were you for your weekend away (was it The Peat Inn?) xReplyDelete
Oooh will have to try the Waitrose ones although I try to avoid shopping there if I can as they have so much tasty stuff and it quickly adds up!Delete
Yes, it was indeed The Peat Inn, lots of yummy food and it was lovely to stay there too. We had been wanting to go for a while.
Enjoy the pandas on Friday and say hello to the baby hippo for me!
hubby just came back with the Waitrose ones for me tonight! Going to do a quick post on them! One of the places I want to go to eat and stay! Will do! My mum is really the panda fan ;) xDelete
Lucky you! What a lovely husband you have!ReplyDelete
Would recommend the peat inn, its not cheap but lovely for a special occasion and the rooms were really nice and luxurious too. It's all the little touches that matter!
Enjoy you macaroons- I'm v jealous!
:) I think I mentioned your post yesterday and the fact I'd not had any for ages! I'd love to go, its definitely on my do do list, but can't complain too much we've booked The Kitchin for my birthday/our anniversary joint celebration next month xDelete
Just seen your macaroons - off to raid the biscuit tin and see what I can muster!Delete
The Kitchin will be amazing, looking forward to hearing all about it!
awwh! We've been once before, and love watching Tom on Masterchef/Great British Menu so looking forward to it xDelete
Great photos :) Edinburgh Zoo looks beautiful XxReplyDelete