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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2008, 01:33:01 pm »
Joseph Pearce's is quite nice these days. I'll make it around 6pm too, and can stay for an hour or so. It'll be good to see you two again - and meet Kirst!

OK, six p.m. at Joseph Pearce's sounds like a plan!  :thumbsup:

I have Kirst's mobile tephelone number, and she has mine so we can communicate should I manage to do the traditional stoker trick of navigating for half-an-hour before realising the map is upside down... :-[
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2008, 01:59:09 pm »
Is that a traditional stoker trick? That makes my mum a born stoker, although she's never been on a tandem in her life.
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2008, 03:33:33 pm »
Ooh, beer and foreign forummers eh? I might try and get along for a quick one and say hello if nobody minds.

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2008, 03:46:03 pm »
Given where you're staying you HAVE to have breakfast at Valvona & Crolla over the road. And buy some of their sourdough. And cheese. And meat. And wine. And Italian sweets. And pannettone...

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2008, 04:08:23 pm »
Ooh, beer and foreign forummers eh? I might try and get along for a quick one and say hello if nobody minds.

Of course we don't mind. The more the merrier and all that!  :)
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2008, 04:17:11 pm »
Given where you're staying you HAVE to have breakfast at Valvona & Crolla over the road. And buy some of their sourdough. And cheese. And meat. And wine. And Italian sweets. And pannettone...

And presents for me...
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2008, 04:23:02 pm »
Given where you're staying you HAVE to have breakfast at Valvona & Crolla over the road. And buy some of their sourdough. And cheese. And meat. And wine. And Italian sweets. And pannettone...

And presents for me...

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Oooooh.....
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2008, 04:25:27 pm »
It's a lovely shop. I want breakfast there too now. And lunch/dinner. And dinner/tea. And elevenses. And *checks clock* fourtwentyfiveses.
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #58 on: November 20, 2008, 04:29:50 pm »
It's a lovely shop. I want breakfast there too now. And lunch/dinner. And dinner/tea. And elevenses. And *checks clock* fourtwentyfiveses.

Defn'tly on the list of places to drink 'spresso in! 8)

Out of curiosity, is there anywhere in Edinburgh likely to sell more obscure types of mead that we can't get down south? Google has failed me ("Do you mean "Edinburgh bead shops"?). >:(
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #59 on: November 20, 2008, 04:35:01 pm »
No idea. Farmer's Market, maybe. There used to be an excellent specialist bevvy shop on George Street but I think it's shut now. There's a gift shop near Berwick on Tweed which sells Lindisfarne mead - I remember buying some years ago then never drinking it and I think I left it at my ex's when I moved out.

I just googled Edinburgh mead honey shop and found The Pagan Network forum with a post from March 2006 saying there's a shop on the Royal Mile which sells mead.
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2008, 04:35:40 pm »
It's a lovely shop. I want breakfast there too now. And lunch/dinner. And dinner/tea. And elevenses. And *checks clock* fourtwentyfiveses.

Defn'tly on the list of places to drink 'spresso in! 8)

Out of curiosity, is there anywhere in Edinburgh likely to sell more obscure types of mead that we can't get down south? Google has failed me ("Do you mean "Edinburgh bead shops"?). >:(

My best guess would be Cornelius, at the top of Easter Road, about 5-10 minutes walk east of your hostel. Damned good beer shop that does have the occasional very obscure stuff in there.

I've got a vague recollection of somewhere on Victoria Street selling mead, but that might be me making things up in my head and believing them.

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2008, 04:40:27 pm »

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2008, 04:43:08 pm »



I've got a vague recollection of somewhere on Victoria Street selling mead, but that might be me making things up in my head and believing them.

Oh now you've got me believing it too. There might be. What was the name of the posh bevvy shop on George Street and is it still there?
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2008, 04:49:05 pm »
Villeneuve Wines on Broughton Street might be worth a look - they sell liqueurs and whisky and stuff as well as wine.

www.villeneuvewines.com

Or there's the Cocktail Emporium further down the same road. Does mead go in any cocktails? Surely!

http://www.thecocktailemporium.com/Welcome/Home.html

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2008, 04:49:40 pm »
Demijohn on Victoria Street - does one type of mead that I can see, but a phonecall might garner more success (and at least they're likely to know what you're talking about!)

Can't for the life of me remember the name of the George Street shop but don't think it's there anymore (or was it taken over...)

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2008, 04:50:52 pm »
Y'know we are all making it look very like we're the little people from the frozen north looking forward terribly to a visit from the educated and civilised south-people. We're all going to be in the pub open-mouthed at tales of flat landscapes and ferrets...

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2008, 04:54:19 pm »
Hang about -- they're coming here to buy exotic delicacies. I could see your point if I was offering to bring a home made kale oatcake ...

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2008, 04:55:56 pm »
Can't make it through to Edinburgh tomorrow evening, but make sure you feed them some haggis ;) :thumbsup:

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #68 on: November 20, 2008, 04:58:37 pm »
....educated and civilised south-people...

Er, I've met Kathy.


































































































And she is educated & civilised  ;)

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #69 on: November 20, 2008, 05:01:45 pm »
Hang about -- they're coming here to buy exotic delicacies. I could see your point if I was offering to bring a home made kale oatcake ...

You mean you're not...?   >:(

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2008, 05:05:02 pm »
Can't make it through to Edinburgh tomorrow evening, but make sure you feed them some haggis ;) :thumbsup:

Let's take them to a chippy for haggis in batter, white pudding in batter, sausage in batter, black pudding in batter and a deep-fried pizza, washed down with Irn Bru and followed by a Tunnocks Caramel Wafer.

Was it Justerini & Brookes on George Street?

Flat landscapes ... I dream of flat landscapes ... *wistful*
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2008, 05:07:03 pm »
You need hills to burn off the deep fried energy bars. And kale oatcakes.

i wonder what a deep fried oatcake would be like? Maybe with a bit of cheese between two oatcakes, then battered....

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2008, 05:08:39 pm »
The chippies could market it as health food.
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2008, 05:09:09 pm »
Chips and sauce (is that an Embra thing?).

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2008, 05:10:18 pm »
It is indeed. Yum. I'm getting hungry now.