After a fun-filled day and night in Edinburgh, I was so excited to see what else they had in store for us. I set my alarm for 8am and woke up so refreshed and ready for Day 2 at Edinburgh Napier. Rachel popped by our apartment to brief us that we were visiting Craiglockhart Campus today which is Business and Law!
After a quick tour around the campus, we headed off to our first workshop. This campus had a twist of old and new aspects to the building – rustic enough that they function weddings! We met up with a student and had an informal chat about bloggers and whether we see them as a brand or not. It was really interesting listening to everyone’s input as well as the woman holding the workshop to indulge on why us bloggers do what we do. Whether we see it as a hobby or money-maker! As were all so passionate and focused on our blog, we all went away thinking what we’ve done well and also what we could do to improve!
We then spoke to a student, Kathryn on gender stereotyping. I study a lot of this as part of my Media degree, so I personally found this really interesting listening to her opinions and arguments for it. She showed us a video that highlighted how industries use women as symbols, and then how other advertisers are refining it.
After these two workshops, we had a spot of lunch and with an open window for the afternoon we all thought we might as well hit the town and do some SHOPPING! Edinburgh is 100% one of my favourite places to shop. They have everything from designer chic, high-street and quirky one-off shops.
We decided to go to shops we don’t exclusively have back at home and soo the magic happened. I went into my first Jo Malone – which I wanted everything from (one day) and then Space NK that resulted in me buying my first two purchases from Nars. I’ll be blogging about those two baby’s soon. Anthropoligie was a stunning shop too, their homeware was to die for!
After a couple of hours gazing on what Edinburgh’s retail had to offer, we met back up with Rachel to go to a gorgeous restaurant called Le Monde. Their Le Monde burger was deliciously presented and went down perfectly with a Strawberry Fizz Mojito! After a good chat it was time to head up to Dr Knox Enigma.
We took lots of photo’s on our way up and its just crazy how busy it is when the Fringe Festival is on! If you love to set yourself a challenge and like puzzles and riddles, I’d totally recommend when you’re in Edinburgh to try Dr Knox.
This is a crystal maze type puzzle game where you are locked in a room to try to figure out, with multiple tasks, a story upon Dr Knox and Burke and Hare. You only have 60 minutes so the pressure is on. I won’t spoil any more deets.
We solved it in about 54 minutes I think so not bad at all! After another busy but enjoyable day, we stayed out a little and went back to our pad where we made ourselves comfortable in our onesies and drowned ourselves in sweets, chocolates and duvets before getting sleep for our final day!
Make sure you check back Friday for my final instalment. Check out Napier University’s website to find out more, click here!
This trip was paid for by Edinburgh Napier University. All opinions and views throughout the posts are my own.