As I've mentioned previously, Blair and I are doing "Alphabet Dating" where we take it in turns each month to organise a surprise date starting with a different letter of the alphabet. July was J, and it was Blair's turn to plan a secret date so one Sunday morning we jumped in the car and headed off on a surprise adventure.
I had a suspicion that our destination might be Jupiter Artland as I'd heard of the place before and thought it sounded like something we would both really enjoy. However, I had no idea where it actually was so I couldn't tell if we were driving in the right direction for that guess or not! Once we started seeing signs for it though I excitedly exclaimed "yaaaay I thought it might be this!".
I'd describe Jupiter Artland as a combination of Edinburgh Botanic Gardens and the Modern Art Gallery. It's a huge space (it takes about 2.5 hours to walk round the whole thing) and there's loads of sculptures and pieces of art to take in. You get given a map and then you can just walk around and view the different pieces at your own pace, in any order you want.
I won't give away too much as it's fun discovering the artwork for yourself, but I did take a few snaps on the day to share. I also vlogged so keep an eye on my Youtube channel for that coming soon.
Written by Lynne Sadler