Running Up That Hill

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As the weather in Edinburgh has been amazingly sunny I decided to go for a run to get to know my new area. I ended up in Holyrood Park that is basically on our doorstep and that largely consists of the 250 m high hill Arthur’s Seat. I really wanted to take some nice photos for my blog so I went back home to get my camera, and finally got around to climb the damn hill! It only took me around 10 minutes, so this can definitely be a part of my exercise routine.

Sprouting is easy!

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Something I’ve wanted to try for a long time, but thought to be very complicated is growing my own sprouts instead of paying loads for them in the shop. After reading a blog post by my former uni friend now turned raw foodist I realised how easy it is. I’ve used green lentils, but you can basically use any seeds. In general, any plant from which you might eat the stems and leaves is a good option for sprouting. (Apparently you should use seeds specifically labelled ‘sprouting seeds’ since they have been properly cleaned- but as I didn’t know that I just used the lentils you buy in the supermarket.)

New Crib!

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We have a home!

One of the reasons we moved to Edinburgh was that we wanted to be able to afford a nice home instead of living in squalor in London while spending loads. After spending one month looking and having seen five not so nice flats we found this beauty:

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It is a Victorian house (just like we hoped for) with a main door and a little space in the front (that apparently our landlord’s father will be maintaining). Our landlords are the loveliest people btw.

Charity Shopping

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Hola!

As I mentioned in my last post, I have bought a few things since moving here…But mostly second hand. Have a look at my findings:

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I really liked the colour of the top that is from one of the big high street stores. I think it goes well with this 90s denim skirt I bought in a second hand shop years ago.

A Few Favourite Second Hand Pieces

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charitymap

This is a map of the charity shops in Edinburgh, as you can see there are quite a few – way more than in Helsinki. Since I’ve been here I’ve visited several already, and must admit that I haven’t been able to resist buying a thing or two…But it’s ok since it is so cheap, right?! And the money goes to charity!

New Job Celebration at ‘The Little Madness’

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No, I haven’t got a job – but my boyfriend did! He is now a Digital Content Manager, happy days =) This means we can start looking for a flat, in fact we have a viewing in a couple of hours! I will be going there with my boyfriend’s parents so that I’m sure not to miss anything. It is a really nice flat in a nice area, and reasonably priced too. Trying not to get my hopes up though!

Walkabout

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Greetings from a very rainy Edinburgh!

I think the best way to get to know a new city is just to go for a walk and get lost. During the past few days I’ve been walking a lot, basically around the whole city (twice). My boyfriend has shown me all the major areas so that I can get an opinion of my own about where to move. I still haven’t seen any ugly parts of Edinburgh so there are many areas I can see myself living in. Anyway, just wanted to share some photos I’ve been taking on my walks so that you can see how pretty it is here!