If you like Heat you'll hate this. The current National Portrait Gallery exhibition (14 June-21 Sept 08) is basically a homage to celebrity. No 'tummy tuck nightmares' here. However, if you can get past this, you'll get a huge culture high from the artistry and alternative perspectives on well-known icons.
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As Edinburgh city fills up with festival goers, driving's quickly becoming more of a well, contact sport. So what are the avoidable hazards? Here's one idea...
The Dangers of Blonde drivers
“A snippet.” That’s what The Girls (Girls Aloud) announced fans at Edinburgh Castle were getting this weekend, as they played Edinburgh Castle on Friday night (25 July 2008). Only an hour of a show and 2 outfit changes. Certainly not the full concert which their world tour attendees had enjoyed. So did fans get value for money, at an arguably inflated £40 per ticket?
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These words may be heard soon on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. You might expect a drug dealer or a pipe bomber to be the target of them, but no it will be the humble piper.
Bagpipes have been banned from Edinburgh's Royal Mile. No longer can tourists see, and hear, the bagpipes being played under Edinburgh Castle's watchful gaze.
Let's face it, Edinburgh in August is extortionate:
What normally pays for a penthouse suite will only get you a park bench.
Beer mysteriously gets more expensive every year at the end of July.
And even if you can afford a pint after paying for your park bench the city is:
businesstraveleurope confirms what we have long suspected - serviced apartments are the accommodation of choice for corporate buyers. In their weekly newsletter they quote a report by ITM - the UK and Ireland Institute of Travel Management.
Ask anyone in Edinburgh what the trams mean to them and they'll answer "roadworks and delays", most probably with a sour faced expression too.
photo from http://edinburghlook.wordpress.com
Company cars and accommodation are often organised for you without your involvement and while the idea is exciting the reality is often not.
You can guess the type of accommodation your company will organise for you by the kind of car they give you!
My last huddle cuddle before I go away on annual leave - cycling round Turkey. So this week I gave a visual demonstration to the rest of the clan of how all the parts of our business are connected to each other. For this I used a mobius strip (its a physics idea - look it up on wikipedia). In other news...,
Stac Polly is my recommendation. I’ve only been to the Grindlay Street branch but it does inspire confidence. It’s the sort of place I’d say is ideal for groups AND romantic meals for two as the layout gives you the feeling of intimacy. The décor is understated and the staff helpful but not over-egging it as in some high-class restaurants, like say, The Tower or Browns.