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Chocolate by Genevie – Review & Giveaway #11

Up in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, there is a new chocolatiere on the block – Chocolate by Genevie. As you can probably guess, in my opinion, you can’t have too many chocolatiers. All of the chocolates are sourced from Belgium “using only the finest ingredients”. At this moment in time, these chocolates can only be bought via the online shop. The boxes come in many shapes and sizes with various price tags to match and all are delivered free within the UK.

I received a beautifully packaged box of sixteen chocolates to review. As some of you may have gathered from the Tower of Gold Boxes giveaway (still running), I am rather partial to gold. The box was gold, tied with a gold silken ribbon with a golden butterfly attached. Butterflies seem to be Genevie’s signature as I noticed many of her boxes have one or more butterflies strategically located.

The chocolates were all good and chunky with a mix of thick shelled plain, milk and white. There were a good range of fillings, with only a couple of duplications. There was no accompanying menu so I had to guess at what the fillings were and hope I didn’t get a coffee one by mistake. There were some clues however, coffee beans and orange slices on the top weren’t really too difficult to work out. CT had the pleasure of trying the ones topped with coffee beans which he thought were quite pleasant. I think some of the other flavours were rum, strawberry, citrus and pistachio and alcohol featured quite strongly in a couple of them. Fillings were various from soft ganache and mousses to sturdier truffles and marzipan. Luckily there were three of the marzipan variety covered in both dark and milk chocolate – marzipan has always been one of my favourites and I enjoyed these. The chocolates were a little too sweet for our tastes, but that is a common finding for us and I suspect that this would not be an issue for most chocoholics.

 

Giveaway
Genevie has kindly offered a similar box to one of my readers, although this is only open to those over 18 with a UK postal address. To enter this fabulous giveaway you will need to use the Rafflecopter below and leave a comment on my blog – as instructed by Rafflecopter. There will then be additional chances to enter if you so wish. Rafflecopter will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries.

Any automated entries will be disqualified.

Closing date is Monday 10th September.

11 September 2012 – Thanks to everyone who entered. I really enjoyed hearing your thoughts on Edinburgh – some of them were very entertaining.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

155 Comments

  1. mummy24

    17th August 2012 at 7:19 am

    edinburgh castle or edinburgh rock x

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  2. Suelle

    17th August 2012 at 8:05 am

    Edinburgh castle is the most prominent feature of the city.

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  3. Dawn Munday

    17th August 2012 at 8:10 am

    The university, I nearly went there but decided it was too far from where my parents lived in Devon! Those chocolates look beautiful;. Marzipan is one of my favourites as well.

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  4. Katie

    17th August 2012 at 8:34 am

    When I think of Edinburgh, my first thought is of the book One Day. It’s really stuck in my head!

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  5. Blue Kitchen Bakes

    17th August 2012 at 9:04 am

    The fringe festival, I’ve never been but would love to go

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  6. saurus

    17th August 2012 at 9:41 am

    Arthur’s Seat, Princes Street, Jenners, great nights out and fantastic restaurants and bars

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  7. laura banks

    17th August 2012 at 9:42 am

    the rock my gran used to bring me when she went it was great

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  8. maci234

    17th August 2012 at 9:42 am

    edinburgh castle

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  9. kayleigh white

    17th August 2012 at 10:11 am

    Culture, fantastic food and great people.

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  10. helen

    17th August 2012 at 10:18 am

    kilts

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  11. Galina Varese

    17th August 2012 at 10:51 am

    Walter Scott, University, culture

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  12. alexis

    17th August 2012 at 10:51 am

    History, beauty and friendliness

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  13. lucky321

    17th August 2012 at 11:22 am

    New years eve Hogmanay 🙂

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  14. Anonymous

    17th August 2012 at 11:25 am

    haggis

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  15. Sue Reaney

    17th August 2012 at 11:38 am

    Edinburgh rock!

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  16. Attachment Mummy

    17th August 2012 at 1:36 pm

    The castle

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  17. Grace Lavender

    17th August 2012 at 2:12 pm

    The awesome buildings

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  18. Ellen B Cookery

    17th August 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I love chocolate! In fact, I used to import chocolate from Belgium into Canada a few years back.

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  19. lapin d'or

    17th August 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Fantastic art galleries

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  20. Anonymous

    17th August 2012 at 5:52 pm

    The fringe and the Tattoo

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  21. Kim Plant

    17th August 2012 at 6:49 pm

    a big city never been tho x

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  22. Maya Russell

    17th August 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I think of the castle.

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  23. Rainie Bish

    17th August 2012 at 8:24 pm

    the beautiful buildings

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  24. Foodycat

    17th August 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I really don’t like rafflecopter, so I am not entering but those chocolates sound LOVELY!

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  25. happyfox

    17th August 2012 at 8:38 pm

    The castle

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  26. Janice

    17th August 2012 at 8:53 pm

    That’s a great photo of the white chocolate, I don’t want to win any though #diet

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  27. Recipe Junkie

    17th August 2012 at 8:55 pm

    my aunt’s flat 😉

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  28. Hotrod mum

    17th August 2012 at 10:06 pm

    The castle

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  29. bloomers

    17th August 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Edinburgh Castle

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  30. celia

    18th August 2012 at 12:07 am

    The chocolates look very pretty! Good luck to everyone in the contest!

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  31. sophie2002

    18th August 2012 at 6:46 am

    I think of the fantastic firework display which they put on towards the end of the year. Been twice and watched it. It it fabulous to watch. All set to music.

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  32. ali thorpe

    18th August 2012 at 7:59 am

    Three things: Edinburgh castle, a peculiar girl I worked with years ago who studied there and a good friend from university who grew up there.

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  33. Jaycee

    18th August 2012 at 11:33 am

    Has to be the holiday my family had there when I was younger, we was able to go to the castle & explore Edinburgh. Bet its all changed since then its a good few years back!

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  34. ohmite hudson

    18th August 2012 at 12:08 pm

    bagpipes

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  35. 7hippopotamus

    18th August 2012 at 12:23 pm

    The castle!

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  36. Christine oprey

    18th August 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Edinburgh castle 🙂

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  37. Ian Campbell

    18th August 2012 at 1:46 pm

    The Fringe Festival – famous the world over.

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  38. silviam

    18th August 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Shortbread!

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  39. Katie

    18th August 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Scottland and porridge

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  40. Anonymous

    18th August 2012 at 4:07 pm

    The Edinburgh Tattoo

    @beachrambler – Hazel Rea

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  41. Sarah-Louise Bailey

    18th August 2012 at 5:26 pm

    The castle :)x

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  42. Crafty Green Poet

    18th August 2012 at 7:02 pm

    well it’s home to me, so that’s what i think of Edinburgh!

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  43. honeydip

    18th August 2012 at 7:02 pm

    It is very picturesque

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  44. R

    18th August 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Ghosts!

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  45. Carolin

    18th August 2012 at 7:52 pm

    The castle 🙂

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  46. mata777

    18th August 2012 at 8:53 pm

    THE CASTLE!

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  47. Marrian

    18th August 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Kilts. 🙂

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  48. emma howard

    18th August 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Edinburgh Castle!

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  49. Natalie Holland

    18th August 2012 at 9:46 pm

    The first things that comes to mind, is the castle.

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  50. Emma Lowe

    18th August 2012 at 10:04 pm

    the castle

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  51. Baking Addict

    18th August 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Edinburgh University as my friend studied there and I remember visiting once.

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  52. hippofriend

    19th August 2012 at 10:13 am

    Meeting friends on Waverley Station.

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  53. Eddington Judith

    19th August 2012 at 11:13 am

    i think of the castle

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  54. spike1

    19th August 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I think of comedy, as in the edniburgh fringe.
    (mainly because I listen to a lot of podcasts such as richard herring’s edinburgh fringe podcast, or as the cool kids are calling it, Rehefp!)

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  55. Gillian Thompson

    19th August 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I think of Shortbread biscuits

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  56. kelandab

    19th August 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Fringe festival

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  57. Christy Breazeal

    19th August 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I’m in the US. DARN..can’t ever win anything good!

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  58. William G

    19th August 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Edinburgh Rock! Great stuff!

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  59. Simon

    19th August 2012 at 6:22 pm

    The Scotch Whisky Experience 🙂

    Simon.

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  60. den71cross

    19th August 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Sexy men in kilts

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  61. James Gordon

    19th August 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Edinburgh Rock! Our honeymoon (19 years ago) I’ve got a good memory!

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  62. Sandsferguson

    19th August 2012 at 10:55 pm

    My brother in law is moving there when he finishes Uni, so it will remind me of family in different parts of the world.

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  63. carol

    19th August 2012 at 11:22 pm

    The Tattoo

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  64. kim

    20th August 2012 at 1:51 am

    shortbread (@PolkaDotAddict)

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  65. Christina Marriott

    20th August 2012 at 8:36 am

    Lots of history 🙂

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  66. dragonfly63

    20th August 2012 at 8:59 am

    Bagpipes and kilts.

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  67. Jane Willis

    20th August 2012 at 10:03 am

    This may not be what everybody thinks of when they think of Edinburgh (at least, I hope it isn’t) but I’ll always associate it with falling out of a four poster bed when I was there on honeymoon.

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  68. Chas

    20th August 2012 at 10:10 am

    Waverley Station

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  69. janieo

    20th August 2012 at 10:17 am

    fringe festival

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  70. Fiona

    20th August 2012 at 11:35 am

    The brooding castle set over the dramatic skyline (@catz36)

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  71. Samantha OKeeffe

    20th August 2012 at 1:33 pm

    fringe festival

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  72. Sandra Clarke

    20th August 2012 at 3:04 pm

    The castle, although I’ve never been.

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  73. Sue McCarthy

    20th August 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Edinburgh Tattoo & bagpipes

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  74. Trufflepixie

    20th August 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Just now the fringe festival

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  75. maxineflossy

    20th August 2012 at 4:38 pm

    my first holiday without my parents! It was lovely!

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  76. CNSnape

    20th August 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Loud cannon fire from the castle

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  77. julsthomas

    21st August 2012 at 6:33 am

    The castle and my father’s memories of seeing the Tattoo when he last visited

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  78. Jules Naybur

    21st August 2012 at 8:16 am

    I think of the castle, and the Vikings that tried to get in there x

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  79. Susan

    21st August 2012 at 11:52 am

    I can just picture the castle, And the tattoo.

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  80. MERSEYBABE

    21st August 2012 at 11:09 am

    The Festival especially at this time of year. I would love to go along and see a few shows.

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  81. sharon

    21st August 2012 at 1:02 pm

    looe, cornwall eating the chocs i win, lol

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  82. Anonymous

    21st August 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve never been to Edinburgh but I adore handmade chocolates! 🙂 (Anna Thomas on Facebook)

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  83. Andrew Ellams

    21st August 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Tatoos!

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  84. herb

    21st August 2012 at 10:23 pm

    bagpipes and kilts and Scotts

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  85. Mrs Voucher

    21st August 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Sean Connery, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street

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  86. tabbaz123

    22nd August 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Edinburgh Castle, Tattoo and shopping!

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  87. MaryMoh

    23rd August 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Edinburgh Castle and Tattoo.

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  88. Wendy@The Omnivorous Bear

    24th August 2012 at 2:11 am

    Oh, if only I could enter…..but somehow I don’t think even if I won they’d survive the journey to South East Asia. Oh and when I think of Edinburgh, I think of my best friend who lives there and the many escapades (that may have been alcohol filled) that we’ve had over the years!

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  89. Jagruti

    25th August 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Shortbread and castle..many many bollywood movies shot in this beautiful city..:) love to visit one day !!

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  90. Lynsey Buchanan

    26th August 2012 at 4:55 pm

    The castle, the dungeons & the zoo

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  91. Nickie

    26th August 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Being very sick – I was only there once (for work) and I was so ill they wanted to take me to a&e. I must go back and appreciate the city!

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  92. Light-Wilson Francesca

    27th August 2012 at 10:42 am

    The castle, kilts and an ex-boyfriend who now lives there 🙂

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  93. Cheryll

    27th August 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Castle, shopping, Millenium New Year 🙂

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  94. kasza

    27th August 2012 at 5:41 pm

    The brilliant time I had there on a Hen Party!

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  95. janetf

    27th August 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Edinburgh Castle

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  96. Anonymous

    28th August 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Edinburgh Castle
    facebook stan theman

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  97. Cas Philip

    28th August 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Men in kilts

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  98. xcardiffbirdx

    28th August 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Bagpipes and Shortbread! lol 🙂 xx

    Reply
  99. Farrah Ekeroth

    31st August 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Fringe Festival

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  100. caroles

    1st September 2012 at 11:12 pm

    The castle and the festival.
    Lovely looking chocolates!

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  101. Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    2nd September 2012 at 11:18 am

    First thing that springs to mind is Edinburgh Castle

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  102. Ursulab

    2nd September 2012 at 5:20 pm

    The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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  103. magic

    2nd September 2012 at 6:03 pm

    old buildings x

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  104. cachexia

    3rd September 2012 at 7:13 am

    Edinburgh festival, I remember going as a child

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  105. carowood

    3rd September 2012 at 9:56 am

    The Castle

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  106. Anonymous

    3rd September 2012 at 3:41 pm

    the lovely castle 🙂

    greig spencer

    greigspencer@live.co.uk

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  107. krnries

    3rd September 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I’m watching a Culture Show all about the Edinburgh Festival right now, so that’s what I’m thinking about when I think about Edinburgh

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  108. zoboze

    4th September 2012 at 9:56 am

    The castle

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  109. Susan Martin

    4th September 2012 at 11:32 am

    Being taken to she the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo with my Gran when I was wee

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  110. Sue Jackson

    4th September 2012 at 1:35 pm

    The Military Tattoo

    Reply
  111. loumathema

    4th September 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Edinburgh Castle

    Reply
  112. hayley acton

    5th September 2012 at 12:31 am

    fringe festival

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  113. Hannah

    5th September 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Never been but I think about the fringe festival asit gets so much coverage!

    Reply
  114. x_Kirsty_xx

    6th September 2012 at 7:06 am

    I think of Scotland

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  115. Jenni

    6th September 2012 at 12:48 pm

    The Castle!

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  116. maddogs

    7th September 2012 at 6:38 am

    rock

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  117. Kristy Brown

    7th September 2012 at 9:29 am

    Home!

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  118. sam

    7th September 2012 at 5:59 pm

    The Castle. x

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  119. tinysidsmum

    7th September 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Rock and the castle x

    Reply
  120. missmamo

    8th September 2012 at 10:24 am

    Edinburgh rock

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  121. Saran Benjamin

    8th September 2012 at 11:41 am

    I always think one day I will visit Scotland

    Reply
  122. dragon60

    8th September 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Edingburgh Castle, then princes street

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  123. thrlrds2007

    8th September 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Edinburgh Castle

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  124. Anonymous

    8th September 2012 at 4:01 pm

    edinburgh castle, burke and hare, greyfrers bobby, and the festival

    Reply
  125. straysuzi

    8th September 2012 at 9:38 pm

    The Castle and kilts

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  126. Annie Marie Brookes

    8th September 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Edinburgh castle is the best place

    Reply
  127. claire thomson little

    8th September 2012 at 11:22 pm

    The shops and castle

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  128. Phyllis Ellett

    9th September 2012 at 4:51 am

    Got to be Arthur’s Seat. Was worth the climb

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  129. samantha sellick

    9th September 2012 at 6:56 am

    How I’ve never been and would love to go one day.

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  130. 102583396029173677047

    9th September 2012 at 8:21 am

    Greyfriars Bobby

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  131. Dave Edwards

    9th September 2012 at 8:03 am

    Trainspotting!

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  132. Lindsey G

    9th September 2012 at 8:59 am

    The Castle

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  133. Emma2321

    9th September 2012 at 9:04 am

    I think of the castle and the zoo, I visited both with my family when I was little and have such vivid memories, especially of the elephant in the zoo eating someone’s lunch over it’s fence and the penguin parade.

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  134. Eska

    9th September 2012 at 10:57 am

    I think of the old castle, such a beautiful place from my childhood!

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  135. amy h

    9th September 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Great food, fantastic shopping and the spooky but beautiful castle.

    Reply
  136. Jillm

    9th September 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Driving through it when we were going back to Dundee where we lived for 2 years.

    Reply
  137. Kateg1982

    9th September 2012 at 3:25 pm

    the castle

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  138. emily13

    9th September 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Edinburgh rock

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  139. Rikka B

    9th September 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I think of the Alexander McCall Smith series of books set in Edinburgh first

    Reply
  140. Angie Hoggett

    9th September 2012 at 4:38 pm

    historic beautiful big city, lots to see and do

    Reply
  141. Kevin Symonds

    9th September 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Arthur’s Seat

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  142. tinkertink2010

    9th September 2012 at 4:54 pm

    A place I really want to visit! xoxo

    Reply
  143. Jennifer Smurthwaite

    9th September 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Unfortunately, a bad memory of my parents catching me smoking at the castle lol (a long time ago!!)

    Reply
  144. Jayne

    9th September 2012 at 6:13 pm

    The castle

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  145. KAYLA

    9th September 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Edinburgh Castle, somewhere i would love to visit, i have visited the vaults and done a tour but never been to the castle

    Reply
  146. nidgysmum

    9th September 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Men in kilts doing amiture dramatics outside the castle when the fringe festval is on

    Reply
  147. Natalie White

    9th September 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I think of the Edinburgh Dungeon! I love it there 🙂

    Reply
  148. sheridarby

    9th September 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The castle and Edinburgh rock

    Reply
  149. Anonymous

    9th September 2012 at 8:08 pm

    The brilliant fringe festival, great atmosphere, loads of friendly people = good time had by all!!

    Reply
  150. Rebecca Woodroof

    9th September 2012 at 8:38 pm

    royal mile and the castle

    Reply
  151. Nicky123

    9th September 2012 at 8:38 pm

    The Krankies

    Reply
  152. GuruOnAMountain

    9th September 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Princes Street and tourists!

    Reply
  153. Claire Sales

    9th September 2012 at 9:25 pm

    the Tattoo, I think it’s beautiful, and the men are heroes 🙂

    Reply
  154. Sophie F

    10th September 2012 at 12:42 am

    I think of beautiful fields and Edinburgh castle 🙂

    Reply
  155. Stewart

    10th September 2012 at 10:11 am

    Never been to Edinburgh but one day I will

    Reply

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