I’ve learned that no matter how much I love my tailored daily routine, I need to break it at least once a week. In Oxford this meant day-tripping to London or camping and climbing for the weekend. I’m still new to Edinburgh, so there are still big adventures to be had nearby. I dedicated Sunday to discovering new things, centred around the Museum of Childhood, which is free, and on the Royal Mile.
I started the day by stopping at my favourite boutiques: Godiva and Red Door Gallery. You know. A warm up. Then I realised that I forgot to have lunch at home as I’d planned, so my mission became to find a new lunch stop. Preferably soup. Mrs Macintyre’s Coffee House was the answer. Small, and delightfully decorated ^, with friendly staff, and delicious soup with bread. The perfect spot for my weekly letter-writing.
^ Letters posted, I met Monkey at the Museum for navigating childhood of the past and dreaming up our own exhibits. LEGO and K’NEX for him, American Girl and Jump Start computer games for me.
Let it also be known that I won Snakes & Ladders.
P.S. Speaking of childhood…which two Disney characters are you?