I have had a very busy weekend of fun this weekend and loved it.
It all started on Friday night where after work I went and met some of my twitter/Blogger friends at an adults only night at Edinburgh Zoo.
I had a great time, I had met one of the lovely ladies before, the lovely D from Adventures of a dizzy girl I was nervous about meeting up with everyone but the other two ladies, the gorgeous Bex and Roz from Olivedragonfly fame were so nice and really welcoming. I don’t know why I was nervous about going.
I was so excited to be finally seeing the famous Pandas, Sunshine and Sweetie, they were both indoors though and sleeping! Even still it was great to finally see them and they were so cute despite the size of their claws.
My photos do not do the zoo any justice, I only had my iPhone with me, Bex was taking loads with her amazing camera so I can’t wait to see the ones that she has got when she blogs about it
Sweetie or Tian Tian the female is the one on the left and Sunshine or Yang Guang the male is the one on the right.
We had a great time exploring the Zoo and it was really nice to not be surrounded by kids trying to get a good view, it was however very funny to just hear adults cooing over the animals.
The Zoo was open until 10pm but we were quite disappointed that they closed the top half of the Zoo at 9pm so we missed the lions. It was a really good night though, they are running another one in June and if you are around the area I would recommend it.
Saturday was forecast to be lovely and sunny so off we headed to the beach for a walk in the sunshine. The forecast was only up to 16 degrees but the car was at 20 degrees for most of the afternoon and it felt very warm.
What I didn’t expect to see when I rounded the corner from the car park was it to be this busy! It was like everyone had, had the same idea and people were out in their droves, also as it being Scotland and us not normally having many sunny days there were even people in bikinis…..
It was a lovely walk along the promenade, we have not been there before but will head back, hopefully on a less busy day as it’s only 3 or so miles from Edinburgh town centre.
A little bit of Scottish humour…. sure where else would the swim centre be but in the sea?!
We stopped at Crumbs for a coffee and to let Hamish sample their Liver Cakes especially made for dogs…he loved it!
On Sunday, hubby was at the football so I decided to take the dog for a nice long walk, it wasn’t as bright as Saturday but the sun did keep peeking out through the clouds and it was still quite warm. We ventured to a local woodland which partly runs along side the canal, we are really lucky that you can walk here from our house and by the end of the year it is going to be linked to a new park area that they are currently designing so there will be even more good places to walk.
We found bluebells, walked the toe paths, sniffed around the human sun clock and took shadow photos, Oh and if you were a Mini Schnauzer, spent most of the walk panting with your tongue hanging out.
It’s a good circular route in between the woods and canals and you can see a variety of wildlife, I was hoping to see some deer today but they were hiding. I did manage a 3 1/2 mile walk though which I hope will burn off some of the wine I managed to drink this weekend whilst celebrating the fact we had some sun!
Unfortunately for me it is not a bank holiday today, I think it’s more the minority in Scotland who will have it off rather than the majority, I do get a bank holiday in September though to make up for it and to be honest I like that more as then they are spread out a little.
Hope you all have had a lovely holiday weekend.