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Sunny Saturday


Happy Saturday folks! It’s so nice to be able to fit in my old clothes again – it’s like having a whole new wardrobe to try out! So this sunny Saturday I rediscovered my favourite skirt (inherited from my granny), my favourite necklace (second hand), my favourite cardigan (Monki), my favourite bag (from Mexico) – and introduced them to a new addition: a striped shirt I bought in a charity shop last week. All ready to go out for some lunch 🙂


We headed to one of our favourite places; Broughton Deli. They do lots of veggie stuff, including different salads and quiches you can mix – and all for pretty good prices.


The deli showcases local artist’s work on their walls, this time they had some interesting plates on show.


I ordered this lovely vegan dish consisting of oven roasted sweet potato with sumac (something my Jordanian friend only introduced me to last week), chickpea stew, hummus, olives and flatbread. There was a bit of coriander too, but luckily I managed to pick that horrible stuff out.


After lunch we popped into Nordic Affär to buy some Finnish sweets, and had to take a photo of this cute Moomin lollipop tree 🙂 sweeties

There’s nothing like Finnish chocolate and salmiakki 🙂


We walked past these allotments, hidden away in the middle of the city. Would love to have one myself, but the queues to get one are massive! (Plus I know nothing about growing veggies.)


I also located my favourite jacket – a second hand piece from West Germany. Still love it!


Edinburgh is full of beautiful architecture, including lots of interesting towers that make awesome objects for photos.


This is a church near our flat that I always admire when walking home.


Dinner tonight was homemade pizza – and have to say that it came out really good. Matthew even said it was one of the best pizzas he had ever had! The winning ingredients were goat’s cheese, pine nuts, caramelised onions and basil – feel free to steal the recipe if you want 🙂

Time to try and get Lana to bed – she’s been quite miserable tonight…It might be a side effect from the vaccinations she had on Thursday 🙁 Hope she’s better tomorrow!

x Nina x

PS. We love horror films but never seem to find any good ones – until a few nights ago when we watched “It Follows”. Finally a scary movie that doesn’t follow the same pattern as all the other ones. Highly recommend!

Nina Äikäs

I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!

  • Hotmail

    Like a good horror movie? watch painless 😉

    Sent from my iPhone


    May 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Yes!will definitely check it out 🙂

      May 17, 2015 at 3:37 pm
  • Monica Äikas

    Katter tycks vara mycket populära motiv på de målade tallrikarna (liksom på Facebook)!

    May 18, 2015 at 8:51 am
    • ninaaikas

      Och ugglor!

      May 18, 2015 at 9:10 am
  • Annika B.

    Taking about growing. I bought a cherry tree and a plum tree (we already have 7 apple trees) for our country side (not for myself, for everyone who shares that place, the one who first sees a ripe fruit/berry can eat it…). Mom and I also planted some some parsley, dill, carrots and salad yesterday. Will plant more next weekend, prob parsnip and turnip because their crop is apparently very easy “to succeed”. Mom taught me some growing/planting techniques. I feel bad for not having learnt them before and not being there helping mom planting things before, just enjoyed the crop like bum. I spoke to the tree seller for ages learning A LOT about planting and growing all kind of stuff. Preparing the soil for a new crop, meaning f.i. turning the soil up side down and emptying 50kg soil bags was super hard because I feel i have not much strength left in my abs. The abs couldn’t support my back enough either so maybe I shouldn’t do that kind of work anymore. Anyways I guess I shouldn’t do it because of my softened ligaments either (or what is it again that gets soft when you are pregnant…).

    May 25, 2015 at 9:37 am
    • ninaaikas

      So nice to have your own natural food factory – one day I will too!everyone told me not to lift heavy things when I was pregnant,so think it might be good to follow that advice!

      May 31, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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