haggis. the mere mention of haggis would probably make 95% of anyone you speak to cringe or even retch, but said to me, that sweet word, "haggis", music to my ears... my new love *ahhhh*... look, i've even lost track of what I'm writing because my brain is desperately thinking of where i can get my hands on some soon!
this new love took me utterly by surprise. we met 5 days ago, when Panu and I took a quick weekend trip up to Edinburgh. we decided to try haggis fritters on our first dinner out, just to eat it, spit it and say we've done it. but what do they say? love always sneaks up on you when you least expect it! one hesitant bite, and i was in heaven!
the verdict? they look like meat balls and taste like the insides of a meat pie (which, truth be told, is probably full of things far worse than intestines), but not just any ol' garden variety meat pie, i'm chanelling gourmet steak & onion pie, with just the right hint of spice!
i can taste it right now. goddamn, where do i find good haggis in London??
anyway, there was more to Edinburgh than haggis. It's an incredibly gorgeous little city, with its architecture from medieval times through to the Georgian era still predominantly lining its cityscape. Amazingly, right in the city, also sits the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, a medieval fortress oozing with history.
we spent a day wandering through the Castle and its museums, down the Royal Mile towards Holyrood Castle, where the Queen spends her summers, and onto Edinburgh Museum. Along the way there were churches, markets and the serene and very green Princes Street Gardens.
And somehow we also got conned into watching a '3D Lochness Adventure' which was the biggest waste of my hard earned cash ever. Anything that gives you imax style 3D glasses (bent and smudged) has got to be dodgy. we've learned.
All in all it was a relaxing trip ~ a gorgeous hotel and lots of food and culture. We took hundreds of photos between the two of us... here is a small selection.