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Gordon Ramsay Rocks!

17 May 2022 | Life-Style

Let me set the scene. Lesley and I returned from a L_O_N_G  5 – day trip through the Scottish Highlands late last night. The days started early and the schedule was strenuous, so we agreed to have a couple of days to ourselves before leaving for Inverness. And it’s raining.. hard.. continual, Edinburgh rain. People shuffle past wrapped in puffer jackets looking grim- so would I be.. this is their summer! They must be feeling very cheated. Porridge and coffee from Pret a Manger equals breakfast and I trudge the streets, not quite knowing what to do with myself today. I shop a little, buy The Times, which I’ve missed in the Highlands and retreat to my apartment. The rain is unrelenting and challenges me to find meaning in today. But I’m low energy. And it’s 3pm. I’m antsy, hungry and I hear my inner voice ……This is not a life fully lived Nora.. Get thee to something interesting...   and that’s when I decide to check in on Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in St Andrew’s Square.

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