I can hardly believe it, but Gary and I have finally arranged for 2 nights away to celebrate our 14th anniversary. It was actually in January, but seeing as we have Christmas, New Year, our anniversary, Gary’s birthday, my birthday and Valentine’s day all over by the 14th of February, we normally have neither the money nor the energy to do much for it. Add to that the fact that it is in the dank dark days of winter.
This year is different!
To say I am excited would be the greatest understatement ever. I literally never imagined the day that we might be able to go away for one night like this, never mind two! So we have grabbed the opportunity with both hands and booked a 2 night citybreak in The Glass House in Edinburgh in April. Described as a ’boutique hotel’ let me tell you that the last time we were in any kind of hotel was with 2 hysterical kids (ours) in a travel lodge about 2 years ago. Not boutique, and not fun.
It’s been quite a hard slog for us. For many reasons both complex and boring, we haven’t until recently had any family support with looking after the kids and getting a break My oldest is 6 1/2 and a ‘handful’ to say the least, family life can be intense and hectic quite often. Me and Gary have severe burnout!
So, 3 days and 2 nights in Edinburgh! We threw budget to the wind and got a real bargain on this getaway, but still far more than we have spent.
To be honest, we could both sleep the whole time, but I would love to get some recommendations of great places to visit/shop/eat in the great city. I have only been there for one day, years ago.
I’d love to hear from you if you live in Edinburgh, or love Edinburgh and find out what you would recommend.
In the meantime, I will try not to spontaniously combust from excitement before the date finally comes….
Thank you in advance x