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Eating Out In Edinburgh: Brunch at Red Squirrel

Independent Food, Edinburgh

Checking out of your hotel? You’ve gotten up early because you have to pack? It’s late morning and all that rushing around made you starving? Your first destination has got to be brunch! We stayed in an Airbnb while we were in Edinburgh, but even when we stay in hotels we don’t pay for bed and breakfast. There are so many amazing places in the city to get a great, independent breakfast so why waste it on mass produced (chain-)hotel food? In my book, you should never waste a meal.

Red Squirrel Edinburgh

Good Coffee in Edinburgh

As soon as we sat our little bodies down the waitress popped over and asked if we’d like any tea or coffees. She brought over proper good mug-fulls of strong coffee with a bourbon (or custard cream for the teas) and the sugar jar was a wonderful ex-treacle tin. I’ve got to try that one myself at home!

There was a good variety of breakfast options depending on your tastes. So many places just offer you the Full English, so I was delighted by their twist on French Toast with cheese and spicy beans.

Red Squirrel, Edinburgh Review

Best Breakfast in Edinburgh

I heard a Red Squirrel burger is also a great choice for eating out in Edinburgh so we’ll definitely have to go back and try those fellas (if you can prise me away from the spicy edamame beans) and it looks like they have a great selection of ales and craft beers, but we were much too sore from the weekend to try those. Very un-brunch-like.

Supplied with the bill was a tray of retro sweets… well, you’ve got me sold!

Eating Out In Edinburgh

Loves x xx

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Best Beaches in Cornwall: Holywell Bay

Beaches near Newquay

This August I popped down (also known as spending 8 hours in a car) to see my bestie, Tobes, in Cornwall. It was a little rainy during our stay, but the sunshine did come out to show off to Cornwall’s guests for the weekend so we got some beach time and Tobes took us over to Holywell Bay. How awesome is the sea? It just makes me so happy.

Quiet Beaches In Cornwall

Holywell Bay, Cornwall

Previously I’ve visited a couple of beaches in Cornwall, Newquay and Perranporth; both are incredibly touristy and packed with holiday makers. I instantly fell for Holywell Bay as, despite it being peak season, the beach was mostly empty which is much more my thing. I think it’s one of the best beaches in Cornwall, so far anyway! I’ll keep you updated.

Holywell is a coastal village in North Cornwall so there were a couple of pubs right off the beach too. We also passed a Fun Park, which I’m sad to say we didn’t get chance to delve into. Next time!

Dreamy Beaches In Cornwall, Holywell Bay
Photography of me by Jeff

Beautiful Beaches In Cornwall, Holywell Bay

Supposedly the bay is a favourite for surfers and swimmers, but it’s vast stretch of beach made for a lovely walk along, paddling in the deep turquoise sea and we settled for a bit of a picnic (popcorn and crisps!) in a little cove by the rocks at the far end of the beach and watched all the doggies running in and out of the sea. I love that Cornwall’s beaches are dog friendly.

Best Beaches In Cornwall, Holywell Bay

On the way back we stopped for ice cream at a little shack near the entrance to the beach. They were only serving your traditional ice cream van options which was a little disappointing, but ice cream is ice cream. Otherwise there wasn’t much else going on at the beach, unlike Perranporth which is littered with hair braiders and artists, but I quite liked the serene atmosphere – just you and the sea… oh and my besties, what better company do you need than that?

Loves x xx

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