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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

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Mon 31 Dec 2018

It has been another fun-filled year in Edinburgh! Here, I’m taking a look at my top 5 blog posts of the year. These are my most-read blog posts of 2018 …

5. Escape Reality ‘Jungala’

Close up of people playing Jungala board game

First up, we have a visit to Escape Reality, an escape rooms attraction. The idea is, your team is locked in a room and you have an hour to find your way out, by following a series of clues and solving puzzles. I had never done anything like this before …

4. The Heat is on in Saigon

Next, Miss Saigon at the Festival Theatre. The show has been running for almost 29 years and is currently produced by the amazing Cameron Mackintosh. This is third time I have been to see it, and it was just as spectacular as always …

3. Afternoon Tea at Signet Library

In at number three, afternoon tea at The Signet Library. This is a beautiful classical building on the Royal Mile, which was built for the WS Society (a prestigious body of lawyers) in 1822. The library is now Colonnades, a fine dining restaurant, serving lunches and afternoon teas ….

2. Xcite Livingston Swimming Pool

My second most popular post is about a family swim at Xcite Livingston, which is about a 30-minute drive from the centre of Edinburgh. We like this pool. It’s warm and shallow. There’s a toddler play pool, two flumes, rapids and a bubble pool. They have family changing rooms and it’s very reasonably priced …

1. Calendar Girls The Musical

So, my most popular blog post of 2018 is my review of Calendar Girls The Musical. Set in Yorkshire, it’s based on the real-life story of a group of women in the WI, who make a nude calendar in memory of a friend and go on to make a shed load of money for cancer charity Bloodwise …