14
Sep
2016
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My morning routine

I don’t think I’m alone is saying that we’re all curious about how other people manage their days. Whether it’s what time you get up in the morning or what you ate for dinner, I always enjoy comparing and contrasting my life with others. When Rachel’s Organic got in touch and asked me to share how I get my morning off to a good start, I couldn’t resist; since I enjoy reading this kind of post from others, I thought it was high time I took part in my own. I’m what you would classify as a ‘morning person’ and...
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2
Sep
2016
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New house update: the bedroom edit

So, the renovations … they are happening but slowly. Very slowly. I figured our new abode would be comfortable, welcoming, homely even at this point, but alas, the answer is no. Far from it. My walls are still bare and full of holes, the floor boards are beyond repair, and now that we’re in the thick of re-wiring the house, there is a fine layer of dust covering everything. Great. To keep me sane and give me some hope that this house will become a home (one day), I’ve started to visualise how it’s going to look. This goes way...
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22
Aug
2016
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#Spritzcityguides

Since we bought a house this year, a holiday abroad is off the cards. Instead, I’m holidaying in my own city; trying new places to eat, going to parts of town I don’t usually frequent, and wandering down alleyways and closes, all with the intent of getting lost and finding something new. When the lovely people at Aperol Spritz – one of my favourite drinks – got in touch and asked me about some of the best things about living in Edinburgh, I could have rattled a hundred things off without even thinking. But, last week, instead of relying on...
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12
Aug
2016
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Monthly finds: August 2016

I could easily have dedicated this month’s ‘finds’ post to all things home-renovation related, but since not all of you spend your weekends knee-deep in DIY, I’ll spare you. Instead, this month’s discoveries feature a healthy mix of food, drink, podcasts … and maybe one interior-related element. I guess I just couldn’t help myself. Here goes: 1. I’m a convert of Meridian’s almond butter and love to spread it on rye toast or a bagel, top it with dates and enjoy it for weekend breakfasts. That habit has recently changed, with the discovery of their coconut and peanut butter. You...
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2
Aug
2016
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Key day and a home update

Friday 29 July, otherwise known a ‘key day’, came and went, and four days after opening the door to our new home, quite a lot has happened. First of all, I’m going to rewind to Friday when excitedly we put the key in the lock only to discover the previous owners had left us the wrong keys. A bit of a false start, but we got there in the end and realised we were just as in love with it as we were when we first saw the house back in May. We knew when we bought it that it...
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25
Jul
2016
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T minus 4 days

After what feels like the longest wait ever, we get the keys to our new home on Friday. To put this into perspective, we moved out of our old place on 13 May. The Edinburgh property market is buoyant and we were lucky that we could sell our place and move on relatively quickly. But, what we weren’t quite prepared for was the time it would take us to find a new home. Yes, we offered on places and no, we didn’t get them, outbid a whole three times before an offer on property number four was accepted. Did I...
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