Review: Penguinpig – a Simple Introduction to Online Safety

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Bampot Theatre have brought the best-selling picture book Penguinpig, by author Stuart Spendlow and illustrator Amy Bradley, to the stage for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Using puppets and a simple yet cleverly designed set it is aimed at three to eight year olds and takes online safety to it’s simplest form. Sophie reads about […]

The Yoga Series: Exploring Opposites

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Yoga is a spiritual discipline, a union of the body with the mind and the quietening of the mind. I like Tara Fraser’s definition ‘Yoga treats the whole of you as one interconnected mechanism and therefore prescribes exercises for your eyes, your mental focus, your breathing systems and your emotional […]

Yoga with Kids in Edinburgh

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Parents often say to me that they really want their child to do yoga. My classes in Edinburgh concentrate on children with anxiety and insomnia aged 9-11. Other classes I know about are run by Tatty Bumpkins, at the Sacred Heart Centre and the Shanti Collective. However sometimes fitting in […]

Review: Arabian Nights

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The Lyceum is a magical theatre. The red plush seats, the traditional fireplace as you walk up from the entrance and the most beautiful ornate celling in the auditorium make it mesmerising. There is also something really special about going to the theatre in the festive season. For me and […]

Have you discovered Black Ivy?

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​The latest addition to Bruntsfield’s swathe of eatery choices is Black Ivy. Formerly known as The Links Hotel, Billy Lowe has transformed the neighbourhood bar and hotel into a pocket of glamour for guests and local residents. I popped in and had a nose around and I was pleasantly suprised. […]