What a very tiring week this has been. I went up to Edinburgh very early on Tuesday morning for 2 days hard work and 2 nights. After a very busy day in the office I joined some of my colleagues for a drink in a bar at Le Monde Hotel. The hotel has recently been voted 8th trendiest in the UK. Get me! I didn’t stay there by the way – just drank there. Having looked it up on the website though it looks like an interesting place to stay.
After a fun and relatively sober evening I wandered back to my hotel. The Christmas lights are up in Edinburgh and many of them are beautiful. This building was my favourite and is one of the best decorated buildings I have seen for a long time. My photos do not do it justice as I am having to use my phone but it gives you an idea. This building is very large too which is hard to tell from my picture. Absolutely stunning!This close up shot gives you an idea of the impressive scale of this building.
On Wednesday morning I woke up early, enjoyed 2 eggs on toast for breakfast and set off for a walk around Edinburgh. I did not need to be at my event until 9:30 so I walked around for about 90 minutes, admiring the magnificent and very grand buildings in Edinburgh. There are so many of them to admire!
There are also a great many pubs and bars. I would like to visit this one day as it was very beautifully decorated. This pretty building is the offices of a bank.I came to an area I had not been to before which was away from the main shopping street with its standard High Street shops. This area had more luxury and high end goods. These pretty trees were next to Harvey Nichols. In the distance, down the hill, you could see the Firth of Forth, the Estuary of the River Forth which Edinburgh looks out over. This is the building I stayed in for a very enjoyable weekend many years ago!Edinburgh is built on a hill and has wide streets flanked by grand buildings and then small cobbled quaint streets like this one.
I enjoyed the different styles of the streets and the buildings.
This building was tall and very thin. A short walk away was this very grand building. I highly recommend Edinburgh for a visit. It is quite small as cities go and interesting and easy to walk around. I wanted to keep walking but I had to get in to work. We had an enjoyable day and a very enjoyable evening. A bit too enjoyable really. We were only a 10 minute walk away from my hotel and it was so relaxing being able to sit and chat to my colleagues without worrying about train times that I was out much later than normal on a school night. Hey ho! I had a great trip to Edinburgh. I work with some lovely people and it was so good to have an opportunity to catch up with them socially. It was also good to touch down at Gatwick and get home too.
What about the food you may be asking? Well I know, this is a food blog and a blog about my efforts to eat healthily and lose weight. I did eat some healthy food but no where near enough fresh fruits and veggies. Probably more fresh and raw food than the average Brit’ manages but I also consumed too many drinks and chips.
Mainly I wanted a break for a few days from recording everything and thinking about it. I didn’t have anything with sugar in it so I have remained true to my sugar free principles. That would be one of the few principles I have stuck to though! Tomorrow is another day and it will be a day with a HUGE focus on raw and healthy. Watch this space.