'The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.' Stephen Hawking ✨
Brrr, it's been snowing again ☃️ get me outta here 🐶 I don't know about you, but for me the novelty of the snow has truly worn off by now. Perhaps I should ask someone from the Nordics or the Baltics how best to cope with long lasting winters? Any tips?
What a week it's been! Thank you, you lovely lot, for bearing with me and the kind messages I received 💕 Planning a quiet weekend with Mr Enthusiast, what are your plans?
'It is interesting sometimes to stop and think and wonder what the place you are currently at used to be like in times past, who walked there, who worked there and what the walls have seen.' Patrick Geddes
Happy Mother's Day for all the lovely mums out there including my amazing mother-in-law 💕🌷
Every year on 10th March Mr Enthusiast likes teasing me with the question: 'aren't namedays just made-up holidays?' Yet he embraces this rather continental European tradition and surprises me with a treat on my nameday 🌷 like this dreamy afternoon tea at @thebalmoral 🍽 from last year 💕 * You might have the same question - what is a nameday really? It's a bit like a mini birthday, celebrated on the day of the year that is associated with one's given name. The custom originated with the Christian calendar of saints: believers named after a saint would celebrate that saint's feast day 👼🏼 * If you googled your first name 🕵🏻 you're most likely to find out the day of your own nameday, should you wish to adopt the tradition 🎁 #BalmoralMoments
Most of the snow has melted by now and we are all longing for spring 🌷 but my camera roll is still full of the white stuff brought to us last week by the #beastfromtheeast ☃️ * Should I hold off with posting the snowy shots until next winter? ❄️ Or would you like to see a few more next week?
Happy International Women's Day! 🌷 Can you spot all the lovely ladies pictured on the stunning ceiling of McEwan Hall?
Hello Sunday - so it was not a dream, the snow is still here in the 'burgh and milk shelves 🍼🐮 are still empty in the supermarkets (good job we prefer almond-coconut milk anyway). Bonus points if you spot Mr Enthusiast. He's on the phone making sure the whisky shelves are well stocked - priorities!
Good morning from the snowy Vennel! 🏰☃️ We woke up in an Instagrammer's dream after spending yesterday night at the beautiful @porteous.studio, just nextdoor to everyone's favourite @marysmilkbar. Check out my stories for a sneak peek of the Studio. * We're planning to spend today morning with exploring the snowy Old Town with Mr Enthusiast 💕 Have a lovely Saturday, folks - enjoy the snow until it lasts and make sure you make the most of it before it turns into slush ❄️#cntraveler
Can you see the #beastfromtheeast leaving us anytime soon? 👓 It feels like someone up in the sky forgot to push the stop button on the snow 🌨 Until yesterday afternoon I did not really take all the snow warnings seriously - but the snow has just kept falling and it is now reaching levels I've previously seen in Estonia 🇪🇪 (where they tend to have proper winters with plenty of snow 😍). * Meanwhile I'm very much enjoying seeing all the snowy shots of Edinburgh by fellow grammers. Have a look at my insta stories where I picked my favourites. Wrap up warm and stay safe, folks ☃️ #seewithiolla @iolla
Seeing double during our snowy afternoon walk yesterday by the canal ☃️ Feeling so lucky to have Harrison Park and Union Canal at our doorstep, we should probably get out more often to explore the hood! * What are your favourite places in your neighbourhood? ~ In Dalry we love the cute cottage 🏠 by the cemetary and our local pub @thecaleysampleroom 🍺🍔 ~ In Gorgie the cutest hidden gem is @gorgiecityfarm 🐷🐔 ~ In Slateford/Shandon our favourite tea room is called @teaandsympathyedinburgh ☕️ and we love getting lost at the flower colonies conservation area 🌺 Check out @edinburghcolonies if you would like a sneak peek of life at the colonies by @littlethings_lb. #hiddenedinburgh #beastfromtheeast #snowmageddon #reflectiongram #earth_reflect #loves_reflections #bns_reflection #ic_reflections #splendid_reflections #scotlandshots #cntraveler
The picturesque village of Inveresk is a conservation area south of Musselburgh, with impressive mansion houses at its western side and colourful 18th-century houses at the east end 🏡 - just like this bright orange one captured here. Our favourite secret garden, Inveresk Lodge Garden is also located in the village and it is in the care of @nationaltrustforscotland. Have you visited yet? #goeastlothian
Somebody might have forgotten to feed the elephants? 🐘🐘 This impressive skeleton belongs to one of the two Asian elephants guarding the entrance to the Anatomical Museum. If you read my weekend guide (link in bio 👆🏻) you already know about the monthly open day of the museum happening today. I went last month and highly recommend paying a visit, if you don't mind looking at human skeletons, preserved organs and stuffed animals 🙈🐒 Have a lovely Saturday!