It's in the air and all around us. Hidden talent from all walks of life is surfacing on our television screens from performing dancers to operatic ventriloquists and singers, including one very unassuming lady from Scotland, no less. Whether it's your cup of tea or not, it's gems like this that take the nations interest and imagine how even more popular Scotland would be if all it's unsung heroes were revealed. There's no time like summer to discover Scotland's best and where better to start than in Edinburgh.
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At your home from home, there's no reason why you can't cook an impressive meal for friends, family or yourself in the comfort of your own luxury apartment! With such an extensive range of local produce available for apartment delivery from Tesco or Waitrose, why not stir up this delicious recipe courtesy of Gordon Ramsey's F Word. Here's what you need - www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/gordon-ramsay/smoked-paprika-chicken-stroganoff-recipe_p_1.html or watch the demo, courtesy of our friends at youtube - www.youtube.com/watch?v=10LxnFfcmio.
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If eating in all sounds like too much hard work then visit www.eatscotland.com for a wide selection of favourite places to eat in Edinburgh. Or, try Bombay Bicycle Club for extra spice and we'll book it for you.
Can you compare apples with pears?
Question – What's the nearest attraction to The Knight Residence?
A) Edinburgh Castle
B) Holyrood Palace
C) National Museum of Scotland
If Magner's isn't your thing, we're happy to replace this with 6 cartons of fresh pear juice! Or watch Delia make use of her nice Pear on www.deliaonline.com/recipes/pears-baked-in-marsala-wine,799,RC.html
Edinburgh Castle, the jewel of Edinburgh and home to Scotland's crown. A fascinating place to step back in history and discover why over 1 million visitors walk it's hallowed grounds every year. Even better, you can walk to the Castle in under 10 minutes from The Knight Residence. Visit their website for a stunning 3D tour on www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk
Holyrood Palace, The Queen's official Scottish residence. State ceremonies and official entertainment usually runs end of June to beginning of July during Her Majesty's Holyrood week. Experience a royal visit of your own at The Knight Residence, Holyrood is just a 25 minute walk away.
The National Museum of Scotland is taking part in celebrating the evolutionary great Charles Darwin's 200th birthday with "Garden Detectives". A must for all who are seeking to discover their ancestry and get closer to how we all arrived. Admission's free. Opens 26 June. Walk to the Museum in just over 10 minutes from The Knight Residence.
Here are some of this summer's best of the city's theatre productions. More entertainment at it's best in Scotland's capital.
The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. Take your partners by the hand. As part of Scotland's year of Homecoming, the fiddle orchestra will play songs which influenced Burns on Sat 13 June. Or herald the sound of Scottish Opera's Cosi fan tutte performing on 19,21,25,27 June. From the director of 2008's acclaimed La traviata, comes a fresh take on one of Mozart's most famous operas. Both at www.eft.co.uk
The Tweenies – Top of the Tots. The kids favourite is back. What better way to put a twinkle in your eye than watch Bella, Fizz, Jake and Milo. Showing on three dates only in July - Sat 18, Sun 19 and Mon 20 at The Festival Theatre. www.eft.co.uk
Britain’s Got Talent. It certainly does as the judges and candidates visit Edinburgh as part of their live tour. Showing at Edinburgh playhouse on 16 June. Visit www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
Ry Cooder. Soul Man and master of slide takes centre stage with Nick Lowe at The Festival Theatre performing on Thurs 9 & Fri 10 July. Tickets from www.eft.co.uk
Singin’ In The Rain. Starring Tim Flavin this production will get the feet tapping whatever the weather. Visit www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk for performances showing between 7-11 July.
Last minute getaways
Still as popular as ever, the ultimate surprise element of escaping with your partner off the hoof, as they say! Visit The Knight Residence within the next 30 days for some fantastic deals. Full details online, including terms & conditions. To book please visit www.theknightresidence.co.uk
And remember ....
Stay 3 nights and get one free until 31 July 2009. Full details online, including terms & conditions. To book please visit www.theknightresidence.co.uk
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