Things I can’t do without

One thing I’ve been greatly relieved to find in Edinburgh is good coffee. When we visited England and Ireland in 2009, a decent coffee was almost impossible to find. I remember, on our return to New Zealand, falling on the cafe at Auckland Airport like a man who has been in the desert for weeks.

Has coffee culture in the UK improved since our last visit? Or has cosmopolitan Edinburgh long been a place where you can get a decent latte? We didn’t make it to Scotland last time, and I haven’t yet tried coffees south of the border on this trip, so I’m currently unable to answer these questions.

Oh, and one other thing – on our visit to the Asda superstore yesterday, we discovered that they sell Vegemite! Fiona, bless her, secretly carried a jar of Vegemite all the way from New Zealand so that I wouldn’t immediately have to go cold turkey on my Vegemite addiction – but now we find that we can buy it locally. Hooray!

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3 thoughts on “Things I can’t do without

  1. Caffeine and vegemite! Is it our addictions that define us? Are you on the slippery slope towards damnation, Ewan?

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  2. Wellington cafe on the way up to the Royal mile has good coffee. Or you could have a cuppa in the cafe where JK Rowling wrote HP. Recommend the walking tour. Helps orientate.

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