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I love spring! The blossom is blooming, lambs are leaping and the sun is shining! Well, maybe that’s not an entirely accurate vision of a Scottish spring, but parts of it are definitely true. At this time of year the road leading up to our Edinburgh flat bursts into life as the lining trees pop with pink blossom – I can’t help but smile as I walk past. Not only do I love what spring does to the trees.. Read More
The influx of sites such as Notonthehighstreet.com and Etsy have created fantastic platforms for people to get creative and sell their own products. These in turn give the rest of us the opportunity to find the most thoughtful and relevant gifts for our friends and family. There has also been a recent trend for personalised products – jewellery, mugs and clothing with inspirational quotes, funny slogans, names or initials on them. I love shopping for gifts on NOTHS.. Read More
I’m a huge fan of simple cooking and easy recipes. I also love bread but haven’t had much success in making my own until I discovered this super simple recipe. If I’m honest, this could be better described as a giant savoury muffin or scone, but it serves every purpose a fresh loaf would. My favourite way to enjoy this would be heating up a chunk in the microwave for 10 seconds and smothering it in.. Read More
One of my favourite things to do in life is to chill out on a Saturday afternoon in a pretty, cosy cafe. Edinburgh is great for this, but my neighbourhood of Leith is particularly special. The diversity of people, pubs, cafes and restaurants is what made me fall in love with Leith. From the recently opened Starbucks (I’m not ashamed to like chains too) to the vast range of little independent coffee shops featured in.. Read More
If you speak to anyone in Edinburgh about new foodie establishments at the moment, chances are you’ll hear about Dishoom. There are already a handful of Dishoom restaurants in London (Shoreditch, King’s Cross, Carnaby and Covent Garden) that I’ve heard people are raving about. St. Andrew Square in Edinburgh has recently had a large scale makeover, with the introduction of new restaurants, hotels, a TK Maxx and more to come! This was clearly a prime location, central and close.. Read More
2017 started in the most amazing way, as we welcomed in the new year whilst on our honeymoon in Australia. Even when we returned in mid-January, after 3 weeks away, I felt so refreshed and the most ‘new year, new me’ I’ve ever felt. This continued for a few weeks; I felt so in control of my life and positive about everything. I was continuing with my weekly yoga classes at work and adopting some mindfulness activities… Read More