On a cold windy day in Edinburgh there are a seemingly endless number of places to go that are indoors. There are a wide variety of museums and art galleries, shops (if you're so minded) and coffee places.
Being garden minded we nearly always end up at the Botanic gardens (even in February).
When we got there It was all a bit depressing. Loud noise from tree felling and chipping filled the air. (I've had enough of that at home)
In fact the gardens sustained the worst damage in over thirty years losing 34 trees in all!
Never mind we thought, it's a bit bleak and chilly, so let's head for the glasshouses. We rarely visit them as there is so much to see outside.
The Victorian Palm house is magnificent in it's own right with it's decorative metal work and spiral staircases. Unfortunately even our tour of the glasshouses was curtailed due to the damage from the January Gales. Some the glass houses remained closed while an assessment of the damage is carried out. Many of the plants were moved to other greenhouses curtailing the amount of space on the paths.
Never mind it was still a warm green space with some stunning flowers. Have a stroll round with me and my camera.
After our wee tour we headed off to "Loopy Lorna's Teahouse" for a bite of lunch. This is the place to have afternoon tea in Edinburgh and is much beloved by the "young mums with buggies" brigade. The fact that we got there for lunch in stead of tea doesn't really matter. I've booked a cake stand and big pot of tea for our next visit. Have a look of Loopy Lorna's site and enjoy!