Thursday, 14 June 2018

Cramond Island | Edinburgh

     There's so many parts of Edinburgh I still haven't really explored yet, which is shocking when I've lived here for so long (albeit spread out over the years). So, with the beautiful sunny weather we've had lately, I had to seize the opportunity to go adventuring on one of my days off last week. I decided to get out of the city centre and head to the coast, the sea being somewhere I am often drawn towards; specifically, I went to Cramond Island, in the north west of the city. This is an uninhabited island, off the coast of Cramond Village, which can be reached by a causeway that emerges from the sea at low tide - don't stay too long and get stranded, or the lifeboat has to come fetch you back to the mainland!

Cramond Island, Edinburgh, Scotland

Monday, 11 June 2018

Outfit - A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

     The most classic of princesses for this week's outfit - Cinderella of course! Did anyone guess correct? This was an interesting one to put together, as most of the blue items in my wardrobe were too dark for her look. The top was an easy choice, for its colour, then I ended up going with a white skirt instead, for that light, floaty princess vibe. And it's even warmer enough in Scotland now to forgo tights most days! I chose all the jewellery for their pale blue tones as well, and tried to stick with small, delicate pieces for the most part (ignore the nail polish, it was left over from the weekend, doesn't really match the rest of the look!). I don't have any glass slippers of course, so I just went with these nude flats, which match the simple, delicate style of this whole thing. I didn't want the bun to look too harsh - which I think it kind of did pulled high in my Tinkerbell outfit - so I ended up doing a low, loose bun instead, and finished up with classic princess makeup, of shimmery eyeshadow and a pink lip.

Cinderella Disneybound outfit of pale blue top, floaty white skirt & nude flat shoes

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Summer Drinks Menu

     So, most regular readers will have spotted that my blog doesn't ever contain recipes or many food related posts at all. The reason is simple - I'm a terrible cook. I cook to eat to survive, not for pleasure or anything else like that. But, I was looking for new post ideas and a friend suggested summer drinks, and seeing as I'm a borderline alcoholic (that's a joke, for anyone who may now be concerned about my alcohol consumption levels!), I thought this was a food related post I could manage! We've had so much sunny weather in Edinburgh lately, that all most of us want to do is lounge around outside, having a few drinks. Summer drinks, to me, should be cold and refreshing, above everything else, and I often go for light, fruity options too. Anyways, I've searched the internet for some recipes (linked for credit) and ideas, and compiled a list of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options (credit to Tasha and Bridget for the ideas)!

mai tai

Mai Tai cocktail
(source)

Monday, 4 June 2018

Top Five TV Shows of 2017-2018

     For the last few years, I've picked my favourite TV shows of the year at around this time of year, as it's when many shows (particularly American shows) conclude their season. However, that doesn't mean every show on my list is in the 22-24 episode format - this year I've actually found most of my choices are shorter run series, or were released all at once on Netflix, rather than weekly. That wasn't a conscious choice, just something I noticed later on, but maybe it's because shorter runs don't have 'filler' episodes, and I'm less likely to bored halfway through, as they manage to tell a succinct, complete story in the time they have. Maybe! Anyways, here are my favourites from this year, in no particular order, and my reasons why (mild spoilers ahead if you haven't watched earlier seasons!).


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