Avoca

This is one of my favourite shops. I want to buy it. All. Avoca is an Irish brand (though I have seen a Avoca items sneak into the likes of John Lewis), so every time I go back home it is law that I have to pay a visit. They sell really cute home ware,…

Made In Belfast

We were back in Belfast last weekend and we did spend a good lot of the time eating out.  One place which I tend to back to time and time again is Made in Belfast.  They have recently opened another restaurant in the Cathedral Quarter and its just as good as the one beside the…

Cuckoo’s Bakery

On our way back from the Stockbridge market on Sunday, I had built up a bit of a thirst, and since it was a lovely cold, crisp day I thought it would be really nice to cuddle a cup of something hot in a nice cafe somewhere (oh the old romantic in me!).  Every time…

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

Happy Valentines Day! I got a little surprise this morning, a cute little heart slate notice board and some yummy Macarons – my favourite! Stuart and I aren’t really into celebrating Valentines Day, however 3 years ago we did end up with a little celebration, because after 6 years together he asked me to marry…

Ommmmmmmm

And there was a lot of that in my yoga class today, in fact actually at one point there was a risk of ‘zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’. Today was a change from the usual routine of our lunchtime class; normally there’s breathing, some stretching, a few rather weird (and painful) positions and then some relaxation (of which I…

Sunday Market Goodies

I never left the flat yesterday, by lunchtime today I was getting a little cabin fever.  Stuart dragged me out for a walk and the chance to re-adjust to daylight and human contact.  He tempted me by the fact that the walk would involve a stop at the Stockbridge Market, which equals: goodies! It was…

Mary Berry’s Banana Loaf

I always buy too many bananas with the intention of being healthy and eating them all, the good intention lasts about 36 hours and then I can’t be bothered with them.  So what do you do when you have old bananas in your fruit bowl? Bake a Banana Loaf of course! In times of baking…

Cotton or China?

A little thing Stuart and I started on our 1st Wedding Anniversary was to buy each other a novelty gift relating to the traditional (or in some cases modern) items that are said to be for each anniversary.  For our 1st Anniversary the ‘theme’ was paper.  Stuart bought me notebooks, somewhere for me to continue…

Two Years ago since…

….Stuart and I finally tied the knot! It only took us 7 years!  We had a wonderful day  with friends and family around us to help us celebrate.  We got married back in my home town of Belfast, it was a cold, snowy but sunny day – we even had photos taken on beach! Our…

Earthy Foods

Today we ventured out of the North side of Edinburgh and made the trip across town to the South Side…. which really isn’t that big a journey, its just we never go there! One of the reasons we went was to visit Earthy Foods on Ratcliffe Terrace, we have read reviews and articles about it…