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.)
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:
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.
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:
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!
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!
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!
Ok, this is my go at doing a “restaurant review” post with my not too professional food-photos (thank god for Photoshop). Anyway, last week a good friend of my boyfriend’s treated us to a 4-course dinner at a new restaurant in the Burgh (as the cool kids call Edinburgh): Timberyard