Copper Blossom and Alicia

We found a new place for our annual June birthday lunch: Copper Blossom on George Street and North Castle Street. The menu is varied and inviting, with a range of great food from “bites” to deli sandwiches, to a full Sunday Roast.

Alicia Ukelele

Alicia Ukelele

I settled on ham and eggs and it was excellent: tender and perfectly cooked gammon under a light glaze, a perfectly fried duck egg and home fries in a bucket. There’s a short wine list that covers most preferences and a similarly short but irresistible dessert menu. The horror of there being no trifle left was amply mitigated by a compensatory Eton Mess that did not disappoint.

One particular delightful surprise was Alicia Ukelele, who sang for all of us as we enjoyed our meal. She has a really good voice and interprets a great catalogue of songs in a way that’s summery and joyous. I particularly loved her rendering of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You”. Alicia is a music therapist¬†and that’s not a surprise when you hear her performing.

You can hear more of Alicia over at Soundcloud, or better still why not go along to Copper Blossom and see her live on a Sunday afternoon?

The Southern Uplands panorama

A view from Monk’s Rig above Nine Mile Burn, looking towards the Southern Uplands. A pano of eight images stitched in ON1.

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The Southern Uplands

A view from Monk’s Rig above Nine Mile Burn, looking towards the Southern Uplands.

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Almost 1 o’clock

It’s almost one o’clock in Edinburgh. Listen for the cannon…

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Plenty of space

Mushrooms growing on a decaying log at Cammo

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Last night of the Tattoo

The fireworks on the last night of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo from Calton Hill.

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