We were going to have lunch at Fort William, but we couldn’t find it so we had lunch at Ben Nevis Highland Centre instead. There was lots of tourist coaches there. Inside the centre was a souvenir shop and a restaurant. Mum had carrot and parsnip soup, while dad and I had lentil soup. The soup came with a bread roll that was a bit old and dry. I also had a turkey and salad (Spanish onion, lettuce, tomato, cucumber) sandwich and A2 had salmon and cream cheese....

At Marks and Spencer on Princes St we went into the food hall. We bought dinner from here, because for the next few days we’ll be eating out. It was a big supermarket with a small stall selling miso soup with noodles, which was a bit random, burgers, paninis (panini rolls with filling) and sandwiches. At their bakery they had sweet pastries, croissants, normal bread, commercially baked bread and breads like brioche Irish bread and Irish potato bread. They had a huge selection of meals that were ready...

At 12pm we headed towards the new part of town and went into Princes Plaza for lunch. There we got fish and chips and rhubarb pie for desert. A2 also got a Crunchie McFlurry (99p) from McDonalds. The fish and chips were from Harry Ramsden. Mum said they have a store in Glen Waverley. I got a large piece of haddock (₤3.90); mum got the lunch deal, which was fish and chips plus a drink for ₤5.99. She had haddock and Fanta; dad had cod and lemonade. The...

On arrival at the apartment, we realised that the German Market had already opened even though it was only 5pm (someone earlier had told us it opened at 7pm). We briefly went around to see what food there was. It was mainly hot food such as sausages, crepes, various potato dishes, alcohol and chocolate, trinket stalls and stalls selling gingerbread and German Christmas cake, which has marzipan and raisins in it. The other part of the market had rides including a ice-skating rink. At a lower level there...