Sunday Summary #136


1.Huge cocktails at TGI Friday’s 2.Home sweet home

Can you believe it’s August already, where has this year disappeared to? This week has actually been a fairly quiet one for once, but amidst American Horror Story marathons (I bought a Chromecast and it is AMAZING) I have managed to do one or two more interesting things this week.

On Thursday I headed to TGI Friday’s Edinburgh, branch which has recently re-opened, for a “burger blind date”. You might remember this concept from my Glasgow Would Like To Meat post, and this time the idea was the same. I opted for Contestant #5 this time (aka the French Dip Burger) which was pretty tasty, and the giant strawberry daiquiri was an excellent choice too! Despite the food and drinks being good, the service on the evening really let the whole thing down. As we walked in, there weren’t enough seats for everyone invited so we had to hover around the bar for nearly half an hour before we even got seated. Understandable if we’d just walked in off the street, but not if we’re there for a pre-planned event. Service continued to get slower throughout the evening, and we had an hour and a half to wait for our burgers and another half an hour on top of that for our next round of drinks. Not very impressed! I wouldn’t purposefully avoid TGI’s because I did enjoy the food, but I won’t be rushing back and going out of my way to visit again soon.

Yesterday, Laura and I had planned on having a Fringe day full of festival fun, but the rain put a dampener on those plans so we decided to go for some tea and cake at Lovecrumbs instead. However, those plans were scuppered too as there was a queue out the door, so we had a little wander over to Illegal Jack’s instead. After finishing off our burritos (well, nearly finishing – they’re huge!), we waddled home to nurse our food babies and spent the rest of the evening building flatpack chairs and watching TV. Super exciting. It’s looking a lot less rainy today – touch wood – so I think we’ll finally be heading out to see some Fringe shows. If you’ve been to anything good so far, let me know!

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Beth Bradley says:

    That cocktail looks gorgeous and really makes me fancy a strawberry milkshake! This week I've been working but I was off during the end of the week due to being ill, I'm better though and back at work tomorrow. Hope next week is good for you Gillian.

    Love Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty

  • mmm, you got me craving a frozen beverage right now!

  • L ♡ says:

    It really is a shame that you received such bad service at TGIs, cos their food really is amazing. So disheartening when you have to wait so long! That cocktail looks amazing though! Definitely a silver lining xxx
    Laura | KUWB

  • Iman Iqbal says:

    This week I have to get started on all my summer work for the next school year 🙁

    Also that cocktail looks absolutely delicious!

  • Emma Farley says:

    Cute home accessories. Are they from Next?

  • ~ K says:

    I always liked the food at TGI fridays but most of the times I have been the service has always been a little sketchy. I've been seeing lots of good things about the Fringe festival, hope you had a nice time!

    ~ K

  • Em says:

    those cocktails!

  • Maria Fallon says:

    I can't believe how atrocious that service was, not impressed, even if the cocktails do look ace!

    Maria xxx

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