Showing posts from January, 2017

Little-Known Places - Water of Leith Walkway: Stockbridge, Dean Village and St Bernard's Well, Edinburgh

If you're a regular reader of this blog and if you read my Singapore one too you'll know we like to go for walks when we can and Edinburgh, whilst a good deal hillier than Singapore, doesn't disappoint for options.
We live in an area of Edinburgh called Stockbridge which happens to be on the route of the Water of Leith Walkway therefore just begging to be walked (even if not all at once) by us. The complete walk runs from Balerno, a suburb of Edinburgh eight miles from the city centre to Leith and covers a total of twelve miles. As I mentioned we've done different stretches  at different times and I shall gradually share posts on these but as we live in Stockbridge we started there on our first walk on this route.

From our flat it really is just a very short walk to a very convenient starting point for the walk, just across the bridge in the photo below, down a staircase and you're besides the water ready to head towards Dean Village and beyond if you wish. This st…

Tony Singh's Restaurant at the Apex Hotel Grassmarket, Edinburgh

We've been to Tony Singh's Edinburgh restaurant, in the Apex Hotel on the Grassmarket, a couple of times now, the first on a whim and the second time to take family who were visiting. The first time came about purely because I happened to see him walk past our flat. At the time I wasn't certain if it was him but a quick Internet search established he came from Edinburgh and had a restaurant here and so I began to wonder if it had been. Later that same day I went out and happened to see him again confirming that my earlier sighting had most likely been him too and not just someone who bore a slight resemblance. All of this then got us thinking, as we'd become aware of him whilst living in Singapore and had enjoyed a few cooking programmes with him in, and as a result we booked into his restaurant for dinner. Incredibly random I know but that tends to be how we are when it comes to deciding on places to eat, events will often dictate our choices. As a result of having a …