Saturday 4 June 2011

Happy thoughts

This week has been nuts. Craig has been away all week, cycling through Europe (Holland to Germany & back, no less) and will be back tomorrow - hooray!

I've been kept busy - work is manic as we are preparing for the upcoming festival season (it's the Edinburgh Fringe programme launch next Thursday.. very exciting!), and I've been doing something every night this week (visiting mum & dad, roller derby practice, EIF's IN launch), plus drinks & dinner with friends. Phew.

Yesterday was utterly gorgeous weather in Edinburgh, so it made sense (in an evil Scottish way) that today would be grey and windy and a bit miserable. I've used this as a good excuse to chill with the cat & make a wee list of things that have made me happy this week...

1. - Riley!

Determined to take up as much space as possible
Last night I had been at my friend Murray's house for our regular horror club (basically eat curry and watch really terrifying films that make me have to hide behind a poppadom) & because Craig was away I was SO SCARED to go back to the flat alone. Ridiculous, I know. Anyway, I think Riley was missing me cause as soon as I got in he was glued to my side, purring the whole time (that, or he just wanted food). It definitely helped convince me that there wasn't any evil spirits in the house awaiting me!

The flat has been so quiet while Craig's been away - so glad I've got a wee furry pal to hang out with.

2 - Postcards

I like this for two reasons. Mainly because it is a postcard from Craig (aww), and I never get "proper" mail anymore.. just bank statements and junk, which is quite depressing. But it is also addressed to the cat! A nice touch, for sure.

3 - Hair scarves

Photo taken at about 11pm, hence the tired, smudgy make up face. Oops

Got this silk bit of goodness from a (ridiculously expensive) charity shop on the Royal Mile. Still, I love it! I wore it with my hair in a mini-beehive and the ends tucked in, but will also be wearing it in more of a bow with a messy bun (again, messy hair, ha). I wore it to work yesterday, and got loads of compliments (and brilliantly, timed it with the hottest summery day we've had so far.

The downside is that I am now a little addicted to searching online for cheap vintage scarves. Etsy's Vintage section is just dangerous, & am a bit obsessed about getting a really garish equestrian scarf. Seriously considering this one on ASOS, but reluctant to pay £15 for it. Hmm.

4 - New bag

& finally, I gave it to temptation and splurged a little on this bag from French & English Confectioner's. It is handmade, leather patent (joy) and will be winging it's way to me next week. So excited. I am trying to be a little more organised in what I buy, and go for things that will last & be a bit more timeless (er, garish horse head scarves not included).

That was a nice wee list. Happy thoughts all round.


  1. Lush hair band. Love that bag too.

    Helen, X

  2. That scarf looks so cute in your hair :)


  3. Ta! It was a very lucky find x

  4. Riley is gorgeous :)
    The bandana is awesome and it really suits you xxxx

  5. Thank you!

    & yes, he is gorgeous. Super fluffy at the moment too x


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