Sunday, 8 February 2015

Blogging on the go in Edinburgh



One of the best things about writing a blog with one of your best pals is the fun we have with the process itself. Jane & I meet up regularly to chat about future posts, Instagram ideas and how much we love Pinterest - usually over tea, cake and/or lunch! I had become used to lugging my laptop around with me, an unwieldy 15 inch slab which is fine for using at home but a pain to heave around town. Luckily, Logitech recently sent us their Keys To Go stand-alone keyboard. to try out, which connects to all iPads via bluetooth and fits neatly into an everyday bag. It's thinner and lighter than a notebook, and has a lovely feel to it when typing. It's so nice to have more room in my bag and my shoulder appreciates the lighter load too! It's covered in a water-repellant fabric skin which helps protect this from any dirt and spills. Not only that, I can stand my iPad up on a table and settle in a comfy couch and write away with the keyboard on my lap. The perfect blogging experience!

I thought it would also be nice to give a shout out to some of our favourite places to meet up & blog. They all have free wifi, plugs to keep everything charged,  delicious coffees and cakes, and are happy to have folk hanging around for a few hours.

♥ Hemma Bar is located near the bottom of Holyrood Road and is stylish and spacious, with two floors of seating. Plentiful couches, fab brunches and lovely staff make this the unofficial Edinburgh Etiquette weekend HQ.

♥ Loudons Cafe is a very popular weekend hangout for folk working away on laptops, but it's roomy enough for all with lots of seating. The menu has healthy eats and cakes from their own bakery and the table service means you can sit for a good hours and get work done without having to move.

♥ Brew Lab is the smallest of the three hang-outs and based in the heart of studentville in the Old Town so it's always good to get there early. They take their coffee very seriously so it's the best place to go when you need a jolt of caffeine to help you get on with your work.

6 comments:

  1. I can never work in a cafe/coffee shop, I don't have the gift of blocking everything out around me.

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    1. I know what you mean, I'm the same when I'm at home for some reason - can't have the telly or music on or I get distracted! But for some reason I can tune out folk at cafes so luckily can get out for a change of scenery every now & then! x

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  2. Ah I miss Edinburgh !

    Our flats revision spot/coffee shop was the starbucks on the corner by haymarket. It has three separate cosy rooms and one of them features a massive wooden table. Perfect for a revision session and a few caramel macchiatos. Yum.

    Petite Pomme

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    1. Aw yeah that's another super popular wifi hangout! Hope you can visit Edinburgh again soon :-)

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  3. Thanks for this post! I'm an american college student heading to Edinburgh for a week to visit a friend at uni this March and was wondering about great brunch/coffee places!

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    1. My pleasure - there's plenty of places near the university with free wifi thankfully! Black Medicine on Nicholson Street and Elephant & Bagels are both good options too. Have a great time in our fair city!

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