Yellow is my favourite colour; I’m drawn to anything in that lush golden tone! Plus, Spring and Easter is practically here and soon bursts of daffodils and Mini Eggs will be everywhere. It’s happy inducing and it’s no coincidence…
My magpie eyes have been picking out cosy, Autumn friendly pieces lately- and I’ve noticed that with the change in season, I have gravitated towards black clothes for the chillier weather! I just feel more pulled together in black…
This was a coffee plantation in Ubud, where I had nine shots of coffee at a tasting and didn't sleep for a week (joke, as if I'd miss an opportunity to sleep) we came home with a packet of Ginseng coffee; surprisingly good! Also, watched how Kopi Luwak was made and wow. If you know, you know 💩
Saturday in Edinburgh was sunny (but cold) however Sunday...was wet and rainy and beautifully moody looking. Especially up here, in the middle of the castle. And I hate to throw around the 'Harry Potter' feel all the time, but this. Serious Harry Potter vibes. Could JK Rowling have written about Hogwarts and the magical wizarding world had it not been for Edinburgh? Mmm, probs not!
So, Robin says only our wedding anniversary counts now but me on the other hand, I reckon that the first date counts. In which case, 2003 me had thin eyebrows, clearly wore her retainer every night and rather liked a photobooth picture (specifically, the one at Northwick Park tube station fyi) Happy 14 to us. So there.
Well, I didn't mean to take an Instagram break but it was driving me crazy! I'll try make friends with it again. I finally got round to blogging about the second half of our big Bali tour, and this snapshot was at golden hour at Uluwatu temple. There were less people about, the monkeys weren't bothering anyone, the sound of the sea and the chanting coming from the amphitheatre, watching the sky turn pinky orange was definitely up there on the list of PINCH ME moments.
I made little puff pies (recipe up tomorrow) and have had the doors open all day, annoying my neighbours playing everything from Sam Cooke to (currently) the Harry Potter film score with the volume up (it's fine we all hate each other around here) Not pie related but I had to rescue a vole from the cats earlier. I had to look it up, because I was like THAT is a weird looking mouse-it was unharmed, quite happy in my hand really, and hopefully burrowing it's stupid head into the ground back home. THAT IS ALL.
Remember when I asked if anyone could recommend pretty (and stylish) hand soaps, that wouldn't feel frivolous to buy? I stumbled across @honestskincare a few days ago. Brown bottles? Check. Simple ingredients? Check. Basically, it was exactly what I was looking for! I bought the Bergamot & Rosemary scent and the Black Pepper & Lemongrass- really lovely, deep and sophisticated scents. Hooray, happy dance!
So, in the midst of my cocktail of fertility drugs, my emotions are all over the place. Dead squirrel in the park? Sad. A melancholy playlist in the office? Sad. That leftover apple pie from McDonald's I saved last night and went stale? SAD. Literally everything is making me emotional today- Last night I told my neighbour he BROKE MY HEART because he had chopped down a hedge. I mean 😒 "Prick"would have been a better slur at him but you get where I'm going, FEELING ALL THE FEELINGS! So this pic. Me, standing not on a pretty tile, but actually a drain cover. Crap beneath my feet.