Sunday, 28 December 2008

How was yours?

Honestly what a name for a establishment....originally est 1839...this building is down a cobbled street...0ld tenament buildings.

This beautiful staircase is in the middle of the hotel...when the hotel was refurbished it had to be kept Grade II the very top is a beautiful domned window.
Me and hubby having a quick cuddle whilst waiter took piccy....ahhh!

We went for a walk around and about....these beautiful houses take your breath away...lots of them are flats but a few are still full houses. Luckily people had their curtains open and lights on so we could have a good ol' nosey hehe!!! everything looked so festive inside. The ceilings on these properties must be 12' odd....and the mouldings and original cornices etc were gorgeous.

Hello...hope all had a good Christmas

Mine with my darling hubby was a quiet one....usually I do all the cooking and running around but this year my youngest daughter went to her eldest DD we don't see...this is by her choice. Anyway me and hubby thought okeydokee lets take ourselves we did up to wonderful beautiful Edinburgh...we stayed for 3 nights at the Roxburgh Hotel in Charlotte Square....the hotel if I am correct is made up of several georgian town houses knocked together.

The food was superb....champagne and canapes......poached pears with stilton......full turkey dinner..oh every concieveable delicious morsel of food was had. On Boxing Day we went to the pantomine, well I haven't been for 20 odd years, we saw Aladdin with Alan Stewart as Widow Twanky...I tell you there may have been lots of children but I haven't split my sides laughing so much in ages...especially some of the innuendo jokes that go straight over the childrens heads...a lovely treat all in all.


prof en retraite said...

Ohhhh! Sounds like so much fun! Just reading about the menu made me drool! You are so fortunate that so much wonderful history is so close by for you. Happy New Year!!...Debbie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind and sweet words for my mom. Hope your Christmas was merry.

laurie said...

I loved seeing these pictures and reading about your Christmas. It is all so charming. I'd like to be able to see into those windows at night. I'm sure it's lovely. laurie

Tea Time With Melody said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. I loved looking at the pictures, thanks for sharing your holiday with me. :)