It can often take a visitor to help you discover your own city - all too often we don't know what is on our own doorstep - and here's a case in point as Rose has been up in Edinburgh for a weekend and has packed a lot into her short trip, taking in some places I've never been to.
Rose has kindly let me post some of the highlights here for future reference for all of us, residents and tourists alike, so here are a few 'Edinburgh signposts':
The Andrew Restall exhibition at The Open Eye Gallery - it's on until the 27th. of this month.
Lunch Chez Jules in Hanover Street; the verdict was "excellent service, lovely menu".
Cocktails at The Dome complete with fake snow falling at the entrance.
Lunch at The Balmoral Bar (to which I've been only once, for a smart book launch), and a suitably Scottish dish of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties and Whisky Cream, and again Rose commends the service. For those keen to sample the Scottish national drink, the Balmoral has "a signature whisky bar", Scotch, with over 400 single malts and blends to try - and don't blame me if you come out fou.
Many thanks, Rose, and I hope you'll come again soon!