Tales from the weekend: Arthur’s Seat

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The sun was shining on Edinburgh today and with that, it seemed like everybody had a smile on their face. Rob and I certainly did as we walked up Arthur’s Seat. This extinct volcano is quite the climb, but well worth it for the views you get when you reach the top.

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On the way up, we bumped into so many tourists, and I always love seeing Edinburgh through their eyes. It’s easy to forget how old Scotland’s capital is and how much history there is associated with it, until you hear the wonder in visitors’ voices. It reminds me that I shouldn’t take this wonderful place for granted.

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When we got to the top, it was super, super windy. A kind American couple offered to take our picture – I love how windswept we both look. This photo made me giggle all the way home.

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Our climb certainly got our tummies rumbling and so we stopped at one of our favourite haunts, Treacle, on the way home for some food. Rob had pad Thai and I had sweet potato and quinoa hash browns, served with poached eggs and avocado. I’m desperately trying to get back into healthy eating, so even though we were dining out, I decided to shun the burger and chips in favour of something a little more nutritious.

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The next few weekends are set to be really busy, so it was nice to have a quiet weekend just the two of us. What did you all get up to this weekend?


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  • http://www.mirandasnotebook.com Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Such a cute photo of you both! I remember feeling like I was in danger with getting blown away by the wind when I went up Arthur’s Seat! That breakfast looks so good – my stomach is rumbling now! xxx

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      I know what you mean, Miranda, I kind of felt like I might get blown away too! Maybe next time I’ll go on a day that’s not so windy … although those aren’t so easy to come by in Scotland :-)

  • http://laretour.co.uk Laura Anne

    I’m moving to Edinburgh next month and can’t wait to try out this walk! Would love to hear your cafe suggestions too! :) x

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Laura that is such cool news that you are moving to Edinburgh! Drop me an email and I can send you all the cafe, restaurants and sights to see :-)

  • http://harrietemily.com Harriet Emily

    What beautiful pictures Chiara!! I love Edinburgh so much, it’s such a lovely city! The quinoa hash browns sound delicious! Yum! <3

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thank you, that’s lovely of you to say :-) And the hash brows were so good, I’m definitely going to try making those at home x

  • http://www.themidnightblog.com/ Charlotte

    The view is gorgeous! Loving that windswept photo too. :)

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thanks Charlotte! I really want to do the walk again and this time with more pictures of the landscape. Hopefully we’ll get another weather day like we did on Sunday x

  • http://acrossthehogsback.wordpress.com/ Gianni Washington

    Love the photos of the views and the food! That’s some good-looking, healthy food.

  • http://www.tapeparade.wordpress.com Laila

    Oh man, Arthurs Seat! It’s so great up there! I haven’t climbed it since about 2011 but at one point it was an Edinburgh festival tradition to heaed up for sunrise on your last night in August. :) It’s definitely always windswept at the top, isn’t it! x

  • http://ancaslifestyle.co.uk/ Anca

    The views are amazing. I like your dinner too, looks healthy and delicious. x