Hey guys, sorry it’s been so long! Lots of fun things have been happening. I wish I had taken more photos to share with you all.
Earlier this week the new boyfriend came to stay and I have some photos of that for you!
Yesterday I got a care package through the mail, all the way from Finland, from the lovely Anne!
The package at the top is milk chocolate with Moomins packaging! Does anyone else remember the Moomins? I didn’t realise they were Finnish! I used to love the cartoon when I was a child. The package on the left is salty liquorice. Anne warned me that they were an acquired taste but I have to be honest- I couldn’t even eat a whole sweet. They were not pleasant! I am going to take them to my boyfriend’s next week and make him eat them! He claims to like everything!! I’ve yet to try the crackers and dark chocolate but I can’t wait! Thanks Anne!
Today I got my hairs cut and dyed. Anyone remember Doug? In one episode he went to get his hair cut but said he was getting his ‘hairs cut’ which was appropriate as he only had about 8 hairs! I loved the theme tune of that cartoon.
Sorry about the bad photo! The hairdresser noticed that my hair is not nearly as thick as it used to be. I had noticed I was losing a lot of hair a few weeks ago but hoped I was imagining it. I’ve never had thick hair but it’s really lacking now. Maybe I need to use Flax seed again, or just start taking a multi-vitamin again.
I’m going away for a whole week from Monday as I have an interview up north on Tuesday and I’m going to a fireworks party with the boyfriend in Dunblane on Friday. I’m hoping you guys will keep me in your readers or on your blog rolls until I can get back to blogging regularly again!
Do you remember The Moomins or Doug? What was your favourite cartoon when you were a child? Have a great Halloween weekend!
My desktop is cracking up and my laptop has had a virus and is still on ‘go slow’ mode so I’m not sure how well this will work. The lovely new boyfriend removed the virus on the laptop but I still can’t run any programmes on here as everything is just too slow!
On Monday we walked up to the Wallace monument in Stirling. I hadn’t had much exercise all weekend so it was a much needed walk! It was a beautiful autumn day and the views were amazing!
Brendan took the interesting pictures using an app on his iphone. It’s pretty cool!
I’m just home for a couple of days and then going back to Stirling for Brendan’s birthday which is on Monday . Please bear with me as I don’t want to give up blogging but I just can’t seem to fit it in very easily at the moment! I’m going to spend this evening catching up on all your blogs! TGIF! xxx
Sorry I’ve not been blogging, or commenting. I’ve been in Stirling lots with no time to go online. This may have something to do with the new man in my life but I’ll tell you more about that soon!
I’m going back tomorrow till Monday so won’t be blogging again till Tuesday but wanted to check in and say hi!
I promise I shall provide gossip when I return . . . .
Until then I shall leave you with the song that’s invading my head at the moment.
Thanks for the well wishes guys, I am now on the mend. I think it was just a light cold. I took it really easy (read lazy) yesterday and that seemed to do the trick!
For a couple of months I’ve been making over my living room, at a very relaxed pace. Are you starting to realise how laid-back I am about these things yet?
I have some before and after pictures for you
The sofa wall- before:
The sofa wall- after:
All the other walls stayed the original magnolia.
The cushions- before:
I hated those cushions- they came with the couch.
I made the purple cushion covers on my Mum’s sewing machine using fabric I bought from Mandors fabric shop in Glasgow. I made 2, the other cushion is on the reclining chair. The brown cushion is from Ikea and I’ve had it for a few years.
I also made curtain tie-backs.
Tie-backs – before:
Tie-backs – after:
I was given a coffee table from my parents and switched rugs with the bedroom too.
Rug and coffee table- before:
I had to go looking for that picture in an old blog post because I didn’t have a pic.
Rug and coffee table- after:
Everything else in the room is pretty much the same as it was. I’m so much happier with the way the room is now. I felt that the room seemed very cold last winter as there was no warmth in the decor colours. This is now a room I’m looking forward to getting cosy in.
Lamp and candle light are my favourite way to get cosy. Blankets help too! I very rarely close my curtains as no-one can see in and sometimes you get a view of moonlight on the water.
Are you going to change anything about your flat for the colder months? What’s your favourite way to get cosy?
I love roasted veg. This is a great thing because until early this year I really struggled to like many vegetables. I still don’t like mushrooms, tomatoes or broccoli. I’m not a fan of cabbage and I think boiled potatoes are nasty. But I do like some roasted courgette, onion and peppers.
Today I made Sarah’s Roasted vegetable and quinoa salad. It was really good!
Sarah’s blog is pretty new to me and I’m looking forward to trying more of her recipes.
Today I have been lying low because I have a niggly sore throat. It’s not too painful but I live in fear of tonsillitis as I used to get it twice a year. I actually haven’t had it in about a year and a half which I am so happy about! Lots of fruit and veg for me over the next couple of days. Is there anything anyone else takes when they start to feel ill? I have had some orange juice and lots of water today too.
I have also been reading The girl who played with fire. I am obsessed with these books!
What books/t.v./new music are you obsessed with right now?
As I’ve been driving the 260 mile round-trip to the city quite a bit this past month and it looks set to continue through to the end of October, with one thing and another, I thought I’d share my favourite car snack of the moment.
Goldfish crackers! I love them, they’re not considered a health food but I think they’re better than crisps. I tend to get carsick and crave salty carbs to settle my stomach (even when I’m driving) so these fit the bill.
Anyone remember the Friends episode where Chandler’s nutty room-mate puts a goldfish cracker in the tank and calls in Chandler? Classic t.v.!
I got back from the city on Wednesday but had an application form to write and then was teaching on Thursday and Friday so didn’t have time to catch up on blogs. I am attempting to do that today. Bear with me! Here are some pictures of what the last week has looked like for me:
Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow on Tuesday.
Teaching on Thursday and Friday
This tree really got me into the spirit of Autumn!
Dinner at my parents on Friday. My Mum, who has seen me taking photos of my food before and knows why I do it, called me OCD when I took this picture. Thanks Mum.
Finishing my book (loved it- have you read it?) and eating sweets on Saturday. I loved these sweets and will review the range soon.
How was your week? What was the highlight? I think the highlight of mine was teaching Primary 2 on Thursday- I adore teaching the little ones! At one point we were learning about emotions and were jumping around acting surprised and I couldn’t help laughing at the ‘Home Alone’ expressions on their faces!
I have been busy today and am heading up the road again tomorrow for a few days so I thought I would just post a wee quick update on my weekend.
On Friday night I babysat Cara and watched Big Brother. I know I am completely sad but I loved Ultimate Big Brother, it was the first I’d watched BB in a couple of years but it was totally worth the slagging I got for watching it!
On Saturday night I went out. I had a little trouble deciding what to wear. I’m still lacking in size 14 clothes. Option number 1 was my black denim mini skirt, a huge purple top (tucked in) and black boots.
Excuse the mess and lack of make-up in the above picture. I felt the outfit wasn’t dressy enough and the wee thingies that tie on the arms are a bit weird so I went with outfit number 2:
All black but I like it! Photograph taken at my Mum’s house after I went round to steal the top in the photo, and a bag, and a jacket . . .
Today I went hill walking with my friend Catherine.
We did a walk called The Deer Hill Walk which is 3 miles.
It was a good day for it. Warm but not hot. Lack of rain is always a bonus too! Tonight was spent packing for another trip to Stirling tomorrow. I’ll be going up and down to Stirling and Glasgow a few times over the next month or so, I’ll try to be a better blogger while I’m away but I can’t always seem to find the time. Tomorrow and Tuesday will be really busy so I definitely won’t be posting before Wednesday but I shall try to take photos while I’m away so you can see what I get up to!
I hope you all had a great weekend! XOXO