It didn’t take long for me to realise that Edinburgh has the same problem as London where there are just too many good places to eat and not enough time in the world to try them all. I asked the locals on Twitter for help and I was inundated with excited responses about where I just had to eat. Cue an intense sense of FOMO, how was I going to pick?!
Scotland is fast becoming my happy place. You know the old story of Town Mouse and Country Mouse? I’d say I was halfway between the two. For everyday living I’m Town Mouse through and through (as if I could live miles away from restaurants for a long period!) but the country is absolutely my go-to place for escapism and resetting. I suppose it is for a lot of people; there’s something so very relaxing a about a good view huh?
Sometimes I’ll hear people I’m eating out with mention: “Oooh but you just can’t beat a home cooked meal!”
I’d actually been to The Old Thatched Inn quite recently with my friends. I had a delicious lunch with gooey, rosemary studded camembert and a lovely soft blade of beef.
There’s a quote from a famous old naturalist: “The mountains are calling and I must go.” which I identify with so much. Whilst I will always live somewhere urban with all the modern conveniences, there is something in my being that deeply craves wide open spaces and the wild.