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Caroline or Sheila - Restaurant Recs in Edinburgh

Aug 26th, 2007, 05:20 AM
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Saturday was a bit... damp? But I chilled a lot which was fine. I went to the Land and Legacy exhibition at Chamber Street and thought it was pretty good- although, perhaps, a bit introductory.

I went to see Martin Carthy at St Bride's which was good; then we had Chinese carryout in the gorgeous home of my friend's friend in Northumberland Street. Made my borrowed pad on the Mound look like a bit of a hovel.

We three did full brekkies at Always Sunday, then went to the Soweto Gospel Choir at the Assembly Hall; then went to a play- forget the name- at the assemblt Rooms- quite good, nothing to write home about- then home.
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Aug 28th, 2007, 02:59 AM
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Cova & Sheila, glad you both had a good time !

Cova, yes, you should definitely come back for at least a week during the festivals - you are obviously the sort of person who really makes the most of it all & appreciates it ! (unlike most actual Edinburgh residents, sadly) Be warned, though, that it's a bit dangerous - I visited the festivals for the first time, for a week in 1993, and 3 months later I was living here !

Sheila, *3* brekkies at Always Sunday - must be good ! We must try it ourselves. Was the play you saw at the Assembly Hall 'Truth In Translation' ? We went yesterday & were rather underwhelmed, although it had won a Fring First etc. Anyway, see you again soon I hope.
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Aug 28th, 2007, 11:54 AM
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It was Exits and Entrances. Not bad. not wonderful
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Aug 29th, 2007, 06:51 AM
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Hi Caroline,

it really looked dangerous enough

A bit more sun (and I guess some decent skiing nearby would be nice), and I would be sold on the city.

I am almost on my way home (Proms tonight, leaving tomorrow). I went to the theatre last Monday here in London and it was a "disaster". Lost of young girls trying to see Orlando Bloom, and some of the actors were forgetting their lines. Really pitiful. I ended up leaving after the first part, I couldn't resist it.

I only had a bowl of soup (curried parsnip ... or was it turnip?) at "Always Sunday", and it was good.

Bye, Cova
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Aug 31st, 2007, 03:45 AM
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Hi Cova. You certainly made the most of your trip ! Which Prom did you go to ? Sorry your theatre trip was no good - I must admit that when I lived in London I tried West End theatre twice and it was rubbish both times - just about on a par with a school performance - so I gave up after that. I think it is nearly all just aimed at tourists (including British tourists) who aren't regular theatre-goers and won't be coming back anyway. IMO the National Theatre & the Royal Court are the most reliable.

Will you be posting a report ? I'm keen to hear about Orkney - we haven't been yet but want to.

Anyway, haste ye back. Perhaps we could meet up next time ? Regards, Caroline
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 09:51 AM
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Hi Caroline,

Ill post something, sometime next week once Im back in the real life.

Elling had been recommended to me, by a very reliable source, and now Im sorry not to have gone instead.

The Prom was the Strauss-Sibelius one. A friend of mine working at the National Orchestra of Spain had recommended it to me, and he was absolutely right. Mariss Jansons and the orchestra were super-WOW !!! Very, very good ...

Bye, Cova
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Sep 4th, 2007, 02:55 AM
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Will look forward to it.

DH went to the same concert here and it was one of his highlights !
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