Our Saturday

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a “real life” every day blog post, so I thought I’d share with you what a very typical Saturday looks like for us. So here’s what we did yesterday!

A Magical Night at the Botanic Garden

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We go to the Botanics all the time – it’s near our house and such a beautiful place to hang out in. So when the opportunity came to enjoy our favourite Edinburgh green space after dark, enhanced by lights and music, I obviously had to go! Botanic Lights is an event that takes place in the Botanic Garden from the 13th October to 6th of November where visitors follow a magical trail of light through the gardens.

OOTD – Wedding Day Evening Outfit

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We’ve been married for a week now and everything has changed. Nah, just kidding 😛 Everything is the same, apart from that our little family just feels even more whole now – very hard to explain…It’s definitely going to be difficult (and strange) to remember to say husband though! Anyway, thought I’d share my outfit from the night of my wedding.

Edinburgh to Glasgow with the Great City Swap

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A couple of days ago I took part in the Great City Swap – a new campaign led by Scottish train company Scotrail that encourages residents of Edinburgh and Glasgow to swap their hometowns for the day. According to research only around 30% of residents in Edinburgh and Glasgow travel to the other city for leisure – which doesn’t sound like a lot to me considering that it’s only a 50-minute train journey that separates the cities! Although I am a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve lived in Edinburgh for 3,5 years and only visited Glasgow properly once…You can read about it here.

My (Secret) Wedding Day

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So last Friday Matthew and I got married. Surprise!! Only our families and a few friends knew this was happening. We didn’t decide to keep it all a secret – we somehow just kept postponing the reveal for various different reasons, until it just made more sense to get married and then tell everyone. 

Life Story – One of My Favourite Edinburgh Shops

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I’ve been meaning to do a blog post about this lovely shop at the bottom of Broughton Street for ages – but it actually makes more sense to do it now, in the midst of my ‘decorating our new home’-frenzy! Life Story is a lifestyle shop that sells lots of cool stuff you NEED for your home by several Scandinavian and Scandi-inspired designers. There is no end to the Scandi-boom!

Busy Times

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There’s been a lot going on lately with moving house, travelling, arguing about stupid things, painting and a bunch of other stuff I won’t talk about here – so I haven’t had the time or energy to update the blog as much. Which is a shame as I feel there’s so much I’d like to share here! Anyway, I thought painting the whole flat would be a fairly quick thing to do, and I guess it could’ve been without Lana…But hey, we’ll get things done eventually! Yesterday I finally unpacked the last boxes, so that felt good.

Finland Visitors

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Last week we welcomed some friends from Finland who came to stay with us for 3 nights – and it was so nice to be able to offer them a room to stay in now that we’ve moved to a bigger place! Lana also really enjoyed having her 11-month old friend here and kept asking for “baby” that she called him for days after they left haha.

A VIP Lunch at Chaophraya Edinburgh

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I was delighted when I was asked if I want to sample the new menu at Chaophraya on Castle Street – partly because I’ve been there before and know how nice the food is and partly because who says no to thai food?! So yesterday Matthew and I took a break from the never-ending painting and enjoyed a luxurious three-course Thai lunch with cocktails – not something you do every weekend when you have kids!