Friday, 30 May 2008

A Pottering Sort of Day

Last official day of my annual leave today so I'm meandering around the house doing lots of little bits and pieces.

Need to finish the project I'm working on for my Dad as he's coming to stay Saturday night! Eeek - my first crafting project for my family! Not that I'm nervous about whether he'll like it..... much!

Thought you might like a piccie of us in Edinburgh!

Things I am loving at the moment:

  • Oats-so-simple instant porridge - perfect night shift food!

  • my lovely new bind-it-all!

  • glue dots in all shapes and size

Things I am not loving quite so much:

  • British rail (it's gonna cost me £40 to get the train from London to Kettering! I can drive door to door and back twice on that much petrol! And I want to save the planet!!)

  • Cliff-hanger endings and summer breaks - E.R. finished on C4 on saturday with an ambulance blowing up and 2 major characters possibly inside (you just know the one who's finally worked his life out is the one who died!) and Desperate Housewives is taking a summer break for.... Big Brother! Yuck!! Let's hope the sun comes out a bit more cos there's going to be nothing on the television this summer!

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Welcome to Edinburgh

Beautiful scenery, beautiful weather, beautiful city. We arrived in Edinburgh on Sunday evening and checked into our Aparthotel - a fantastic idea. We have a great little 4 room apartment - bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living/dining room. Very modern and well-decorated. Took a wander to see what's around. Dinner from a local Indian take-out. Really good food too!
Monday dawned bright and sunny so we walked into town to get some food - M&S (we're on holiday after all, we deserve a treat!!) before heading out for a picnic beside Loch Ore. Really windy by the Loch but we had a lovely walk around the edge (4 miles hubby reckons - almost makes up for the glass of wine with the take-out last night!) Went to the Sizzling Scot for dinner - lovely food and the service was fantastic. We shared a vension burger and a blue cheese Scottish Aberdeen Angus burger - mmmmm! Diet be damned!!
So today? Well the weather's not as good - bit overcast. We planning to visit Holyrood House and do a bit of shopping. Catch you later!!

Monday, 26 May 2008

Naughty blogger!

I'm a bad bad girl!! Been very neglectful of my blog. My only excuse is the mad hours I've been working and even that doesn't hold up cos I've been all over UKS so it's not like I didn't have internet access!
And now I've been tagged again - so I have 2 tags to get going with. For now though, I'm just going to post a piccie (to see if I can) and I'll be back later when hubby stops bothering me to get up and do something!

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