Monday 30 September 2013

Green Elephants

Green Elephants on the railings Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Beauty in the small detail
P.S. went through my 3, 35 litre crates of Christmas decorations.  I am down to 2 crates.  I am taking the ones I don't want to my old work, most of them are German wooden decorations.  So I hope they will all find new homes.  If not they will go to the charity shop.  I still haven't found my perfect stuffing recipe yet.  I am sure to lose, everyone else seems to have settled for a recipe.... lol everyone has really got the spirit of it and everyone is super secretive about it.  I am hoping for a very special Christmas.

Thursday 26 September 2013

The Elephant House, Coffee House - Edinburgh

In December, all those moons ago, I was lucky enough to go to the Elephant Coffee House in  Edinburgh.  That is where JK Rowling wrote parts of the Harry Potter series of books. 

I loved the elephant shaped short bread. How cute.

Not that you could see it but behind this Christmas tree, you can see Edinburgh Castle.

The couple in the back left hand corner by the door, OMG they needed to get a room.  Even in the queue that was out the door and up the road, waiting to get into the shop.  They nearly ate each other! 

It was heaving and there aren't a lot of tables.  They could do with changing the tables to small square ones, some for 2 people and some for 4.  A man comes and seats you once you have ordered.  You get a wooden spoon in a bottle so they can find you after you have ordered.

The toilets were a treat!  The graffiti of peoples love for the harry Potter books made me smile for the whole day. I wish I had taken a picture of it for you.  That sounds strange, but some of the things written were so lovely.  And there were lots of lightning bolts drawn.

I did try and get a picture outside but when we went in it was just before lunch and it was nutso waiting in the line.  I caught the below picture, as we by chance took a wrong turn with the map when we were on the way back to the new town.

I am super pleased I was able to go there and to have found these pictures on the hard drive.  I thought I had lost them when I had to have my laptop rebuilt due to a really nasty virus.  It was sneezing and everything *snicker*.

It was a little on the expensive side, but for an item being ticked off of my bucket list I wasn't too upset.  I don't normally buy drinks out, so spending £3+ on a hot chocolate freaks me out. 

And how can I not like it with it being named after my favourite animal.

Have you been?  Do you love Harry Potter?  Is it on your bucket list?

Friday 6 September 2013


Following Savings For Travel.

These are my Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and White pictures.

Red Doors, Buddhist Temple, Dumfrieshire, Scotland

Blue waters, Diving, Ras Mohammed National Park, Sharm El Sheik, Egypt

Green Lotus fields, Vietnam

Yellow Wagon, Upper Canada Village, Ontario, Canada

White Chedi, Ayutthaya, Thailand