Smoke me a haggis, I’ll be back for breakfast..

(To paraphrase Ace Rimmer from the popular television series, Red Dwarf)

If the overall theme of last year was gadgets, the theme for this year is wellbeing & travelling.  I’ve just booked all the bits and bobs for a 9 day trip to Edinburgh – one of my favourite places on this tiny island that I call home.

I’m starting in London – staying two nights at a local Premier Inn and having a full day to explore the capital.  I like doing something like this every so often – trying either annually or at least every two years to get out and about around the capital to see what’s what.  London is huge, and despite living on the outer edges of the place for approximately half my life, there are still many things to see and do.  For example, I’ve never been to the Tower of London.  I’ve not been up the Shard.  So those two are on my list.

After my full day in London, it’s first class all the way on a train up to Edinburgh. I’ll be staying at The Hub by Premier Inn again – after such a great experience last time, I’d be a fool not to – and especially when the overall cost works out at £38 a day  – including breakfast.

I’ve got a rough itinerary worked out for the nine days – including hiking up to Arthur’s Seat that overlooks the whole city.  A trip to see the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith.  A day trip to see Loch Ness and the surrounding area.  Another trip to some whisky distilleries.  A day trip to Glasgow.  A day at Edinburgh Zoo – I’m a member, so makes sense for me to go visit when I can get in at a discounted rate.  And another trip to Edinburgh Castle.  Amongst other things.

Stay tuned – I’ll be sure to blog about it as and when.