My Weekend in Pictures

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I woke up to some fantastic news this morning – a shop that sells Nordic groceries is opening up in Edinburgh! This is great as it will hopefully mean I won’t have to keep bringing stuff all the way from Finland and that I’ll have access to salty liquorice (salmiakki) and rye bread (fingers crossed!) whenever I want! The shop should open in mid-November, and I’ll make sure I’ll be there to stock up on foods I miss. I’m so happy 🙂

This weekend we’ve done some more baby-shopping as well as found some art for our bare walls. I don’t know if it’s my natural nest-building instincts that are taking over, or if I’m just stressing about the endless list of things we need to get for the little one – but we’ve been to different baby-shops three weekends in a row now and we’ve bought a pram and a few bits and pieces already…Although I’m well aware that it’s probably quite early to be stressing about these things at this stage! On the other hand, maybe it’s best to get most of the shopping done now when I’m still mobile and feeling energetic…


We were actually supposed to visit this little town called Peebles on Saturday, but after I decided to check the weather forecast (when we were already standing on the bus stop) I discovered it was supposed to be raining there all day, so we headed to the City Art Centre instead.


The empty white walls just called for a pregnancy photo – it’s unbelievable how quickly my belly has been growing during the past few weeks! Here I’m in week 24.


We went into one of those dark rooms where they were projecting some random footage on the wall, and just couldn’t resist the temptation of taking loads of photos of our shadows…


Who knows, maybe that’s what the whole thing was for?..


A disguised Matthew.


I’ve always thought it would be a nice idea to make a collage of pretty album covers on the wall, will have to execute that idea one day when we have bigger walls!


The best part of our art centre visit was probably the gift shop, where we found this interesting poster that we bought a frame for and hung up on our bedroom wall the same day. It’s supposed to be an old man..


We got this frame from Ikea ages ago, and were thinking of filling it with photos – but I think these colourful cards by Scottish artists we got at the centre look really nice as well.


After a quick lunch we got the bus out of town to a shopping complex where Mothercare is located. The main plan was to look at cot beds, but I might’ve bought some baby clothes instead…Matthew really enjoyed the nursing chair, such a shame they have to be so ugly though!


For dinner we had filled wraps with prawns and veg followed by a comedy by Ben Stiller.


Today we both slept until after ten and then did our usual gym session followed by a weekly shop. Funny how my belly looks a lot smaller there, I must be because of the position I’m in…

This was another weekend gone by way too quickly, hope you’ve all had a great one! Time to start cooking a Sunday roast 🙂

x Nina x