Tuesday 4 February 2014

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What a month! I came back to reality with a bang (and missed being on the beach so much!), I sold my house, and had a manic search for a new flat. Now I'm living in a lovely little place, surrounded by boxes, and I'm trying to get my head round my daily commute changing from almost three hours, to under five minutes.

I also hardly took any photos this month - there was too much to do!

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1. I've been learning how to make bread (which I always thought would be really hard, but it's actually super easy!), and, because I can't resist getting carried away with food-decoration, turned this loaf into octo-bread! We used olives for the eyes, dusted the tentacles with black salt and thyme, and stuffed bits with cheese.

2. And this is what it looked like out of the oven! The head didn't quite keep its shape, but I think you can still tell what it's meant to be!

3. Edinburgh has been awfully cold and rainy this month... which was a bit of a shock to the system after weeks of thirty degree sunshiney days. This is an instagram of Joshua instagramming on a rainy wander around town.

4. I started to pack up all of my things (packing is SO BORING), and found this suitcase that I haven't opened since I last moved house! It was full of all sorts of wee treasures I'd forgotten about, including millions of pens, books, and lovely notebooks.

5. I needed to buy sugar mice for a ridiculous baking project, and was quite surprised by how difficult they were to find! Luckily Lickety Splits came to the rescue - it's an old school sweet shop on the Royal Mile, full of sweets of all shapes and colours.

6. This is what I needed my mice for - a chocolate rat king cake! If you don't know what a rat king is, you can read about it here, but it ain't pretty (don't say I didn't warn you...).

7. Work has been a bit mental, as we are gearing up for our programme launch next week (it's starting to all feel real!). In an effort to help out a bit, I spent a couple of evenings at Hacklab, a creative space with all sorts of maker bits and pieces. I'm now mildly obsessed with the idea of laser cutting EVERYTHING I can think of, but realise that I don't actually have any time, and I might need to sit on that idea for a while...

8. Look at my new view! I was lucky enough to find a flat that was in walking distance of my work, was light and lovely, and was ready to move into about two weeks after viewing it. This is my bedroom window - it's so nice to look onto old Edinburgh tenements again.

9. The rest of the flat is covered in boxes, and is an absolute tip (I only had my bed delivered today, so I've turned the living room into a ridiculous den), but it felt important to start making wee corners of niceness. As I no longer own a garden (sob), I'm determined to fill my new place with as many plants as possible.

I'm internetless for the next week or so, so will be even more hopeless than usual at keeping up with this site, but fingers crossed - I'll use all my new non-commuting time to become a blogging hero!


  1. Hope you enjoy your new place. Edinburgh is a beautiful city. You're lucky to live there (apart from the freezing cold!) :)


    Beth Young Makeup

  2. oh my gosh! i want a ratty cake! it looksdelicious!
    makes me miss my wee cuties tho :(

    Miss Kirsty

  3. Good looking bread!! :D And the cake, jummyy....


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