TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED
Recent Volcanic disruptions were certainly unexpected and not even Roald Dahl could have written a more twisted story. I wonder did you hear the infamous theme tune if you were one of the unlucky stranded passengers. We don't want to do our airline friends out of business but wouldn't you rather be sure of reaching your destination when you want, without potential disruptions caused by an event of God or any other force of nature? It's not a ground breaking solution - stay in the UK and better still hop in a car, train or bus and head to the Athens of The North this Summer. Your customary welcome awaits you.
Please visit www.theknightresidence.co.uk for this Summer's hottest offers - without the h"ash"le!
If it's the summer we've all been waiting for you'll need to know how to make an afternoon in the garden even more enjoyable. Learn from the mixologists by visiting www.mixxit.co.uk for some first class tips on how to make the best Cocktails. From Pina Colada's to Tom Collins, we're sure you can spin the umbrella without a drop of rain.
In each issue of The Knight Residence Enews, we'll recommend some "stuff" to keep you or the kids entertained on those lazy days. Here's some for starters.
Google - We all use it. Here's an author's insight to the brainchild of the modern age. www.amazon.co.uk
Lego digital camera - a new meaning to snapping. This 80 image camera can be built around any Lego assembly or just stand alone. Great fun for kids. www.amazon.co.uk
Lampo2 Protscar - It does 125 mph and 0-62 in 5 secs. And, it's electric! More from www.topspeed.com
A guided walk with park rangers exploring many different aspects of Edinburgh's Arthur's Seat, from the fascinating wildlife that lives on the hill, to its turbulent past as a volcanic plug, and the traces left behind by its past inhabitants. Free on Monday's weekly. Booking essential. A great way to see all over Scotland is the explorer pass available to buy online. Visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk or call the box office on 0131 652 8150. For more information on Edinburgh visit www.edinburgh-inspiringcapital.com
Question - What's Edinburgh's oldest building?
A) St Margaret's Chapel
B) Scott Monument
C) Holyrood Palace
The first five correct entries will have a tree planted for them in Teaghlach Wood.
Scotland currently has about 17% woodland coverage and unless this is increased dramatically we will not achieve our climate change targets. The European average is about 32% woodland coverage - and this is still not enough. We at The Knight Residence are passionate about our country and about tackling climate change, and have set ourselves the target of planting 1200 trees in the next 5 years. That will not only make us carbon neutral for the present, but also for every year since we opened in 1999.
With Edinburgh Festival just around the corner, here are some long established performers playing in a theatre near us.
The Gruffalo. The magical musical adaptation of the book which has sold over 3 million copies worldwide will put a smile on every kid and a great introduction to theatre. Showing 6 & 7 July 2010 at Edinburgh Playhouse. www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
Kris Kristofferson. "Me and Bobby McGee", "Sunday Morning Coming Down" and "Help me Make It Through The Night" roll out of this man's tongue with meaningful rhythm, complimented by acoustic wonder. Showing at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre on 3 August. www.eft.co.uk
Peppa Pig's Party. Join Peppa pig and friends to celebrate Peppa's birthday. Perfoming with George, Suzy Sheep, Danny Dog and Emily Elephant. A charming, original and imaginative show, full of brand new songs, muddy puddles, and oinks! 11 and 12 September. www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
Calendar Girls. A group of ordinary women spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Based on an inspiring true story. "A marvellous, uplifting night at the theatre", said the Daily mail. Showing 13-25 September (excluding the 19th). www.eft.co.uk
Edinburgh's world renowned festival will perform 2453 shows to 259 venues across the city, and has unveiled a jam packed programme of comedy, dance, opera, theatre and events and exhibitions. Performing from 6 to 30 August.
Visit www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk to download the programme and see what's in store.
ALTERNATIVES TO THE WORLD CUP 2010
It's well on its way with results that not many people would predict. If you're football mad, football crazy you'll not want to miss a kick this Summer. But if you're not, or you just want to take to the bench for an hour or two, here are some great films you may have missed on the big screen:
Many titles are also available from the comfort of your own apartment at The Knight Residence.
When you need a break, check out our website for last minute deals. Or if you're planning a trip in advance, for example New Year 2010, now's the time. To book please visit www.theknightresidence.co.uk
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