The approach of the long Easter weekend divides us into two camps.
Those with kids to consider and those without.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’ve done my time in the former camp. Days out filled with child friendly activities - Easter egg hunts, zoo visits and cries of ‘Are we nearly there yet?’
Been there. Done that. Have the battle scars to prove it.
If you, like me, are now able to enjoy your Easter bank holiday weekend child free, you might be looking for some more adult orientated activities.
Traditionally Easter weekend is the perfect time to tackle all those DIY and home makeover projects. Yep, those tills are going to be ringing down at B&Q and your local garden centre.
Now in my business you’d think I’d be more than happy if you had a good snoop around the website here and made a few key purchases of some gorgeous cushions and throws to spruce up your home for spring but that’s not my goal here at all!
It's Easter weekend. You're child free, flexible and you fancy doing something, you're just not quite sure what. You could even let loose and have a night out on a Sunday!!! Imagine that!
We could share our ideas around. Provide a great resource for friends in the same boat? So to kick off the conversation here are my top ten suggestions for you if you're spending Easter weekend in Edinburgh - my beautiful home town. I'd love you to add your ideas too!
For a brunch with a difference try the breakfast menu at Dishoom
Breakfast at an Indian restaurant? Are you mad!?
Yep, that was my initial reaction but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. It’s the big ‘must do’ in Edinburgh right now.
Breakfast is served 8am - 11.45 weekdays and 9am - 11.45 at weekends.
Reservations are accepted for parties of six or more, otherwise it’s first come, first served and be warned - there may be a long queue!!
Check out The Edinburgh Science Festival which runs right through Easter weekend.
Arguably the Edinburgh Science Festival has plenty to entertain kids too but there are many events specifically for adults only on subjects as diverse as ‘Our future Lives with Robots’ or ‘Miracle Brew’ - an exploration of all things beer with beer writer Pete Brown.