Eeek I’ve been rubbish with my blog of late, maybe the non-stop rain has dampened my blogger spirits a little, but the summer is going to make an appearance soon – I’m sure of it. In the meantime here are some pictures from the past week.
I took a trip to Leith Late and listened to some lovely spoken word poetry at the Word of Mouth Cafe.
I’d been wondering what the gaping hole in my life was recently and realised, it must be the lack of Breakfast Club. Due to some busy weekends I’d not been able to do my usual brekkie experiments on Tim recently, something I missed even if he didn’t. So, I welcomed the hum drum of this weekend with open arms, frying pan in one hand and a fistful of breakfast enthusiasm in the other – ready to take on my self-set challenge.
Saturday morning’s efforts, based on this recipe amounted to some burnt corn cakes, rock hard avocado and some alright bacon, bad times. But on Sunday I got back into the Mexican swing on things, inspired by a recipe from Food Coma blog I cooked up a tasty spicy bean and poached egg brunch, good times.
Saturday 23 June. Hot corn cakes with bacon and avocado
Sunday 24 June. Fiesta eggs
I’m feeling a bit smug about having such fab friends at the moment. I’ve had such great banter and received some lovely little gestures/gifts over the last few days that I kind of feel like I’ve had a mid-year, second birthday a bit like the Queen…but better and with much less financial implication. I guess that’s what happens when you have brill pals, awww you guys.
Photos: Letter from Kim / Handmade purse from Samantha / Dinner at Kerr’s beautiful home with Karen and Vicky / Buttons from Alison / Macaroons from Izzy
I decided yesterday that I needed to jump start myself out of a bit of a blue mood I’d been in over the last few days and woke up early with plans to head out with my camera and take some shots of colourful spots around Edinburgh. But my morning was met with the saddest of news from my old colleagues at the Rep, which has knocked a lot of people today. It put my mood into perspective and made me want to get out and capture the colour of the day even more.
So here’s to you Mr Paterson, the true connoisseur of colour. May you be sashaying around in your neon bright tee shirts and rainbow suits wherever you are now. X
The Jubilee weekend for me was less about waving Union Jacks in the rain and more about celebrating being with family. I spent a lovely few days hanging out with my little nephew, catching up with the grown ups and taking far too many photos. As the fair was in town on Saturday, we took a stroll down to the beach front to check it out – unfortunately fun fairs lost their appeal for me a long time ago, probably because my sister and I once had a traumatic experience in France when all of our Francs came flying out of our pockets on our first ride and we had to trudge back to our tent early and empty handed – those things stay with you for life. We didn’t even risk the rides this time, I just amused my old gambling habit – the 2p machine – and then we headed back to the peace and quiet of my parent’s house where we pretty much stayed for the rest of the weekend.
We decided to make the most of the sunshine and take an impromptu camping trip this weekend. As we don’t have a car at the moment and we were only going for a short stay we looked for a local spot and found a fantastic place just a train ride away in Fife, Gimme Shelter Woodland Camping. The site was great, it’s run by a lovely couple who have opened up their woodlands to happy campers, they also make hand-carved furniture and have a number of wooden shacks dotted amongst the trees. We had our own fire pit which we made full use of, with Tim running off every ten minutes to find more kindling while I sat, drinking wine and reading my book – it was a lovely trip and we’ll certainly be back again.
We managed to get home before 12 on Sunday, leaving enough time to make the most of the sun, clean the tent, tidy the flat and I even found enough energy to print some more fabric and make a new peg bag. Perfect weekend.
I’ve picked some of my favourite bits from the weekend in the photos above. I’ve also started putting some onto Flickr so you can see them in full on there.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend too.