Sunday Summary #30


1.Bed time ♥ 2.Japanese tapas 3.Banana flavour white russians 4.Hair 5.Nutella croissant 6.Bottle of Tru Blood leftover from Halloween 7.Boring to-do list 8.Thai red curry and noodles takeway

I can’t believe that I’m writing my 30th Sunday Summary already, it doesn’t seem that long since the start of the year. Summer seems to be disappearing rapidly and so far I haven’t really done anything exciting at all. I’m back at home visiting my parents (and my dog!) for the next couple of weeks which will be nice but probably very uneventful. I’m looking forward to August though, I’ll be back in Edinburgh and hopefully will have lots of time to go and see shows at the festival. I don’t think I made it to a single show last year as I was working ridiculously long hours, but I’m determined to make the most of the festival this year! Any recommendations of what to go and see?

It was my flatmate’s birthday on Thursday so we went out for a meal to celebrate. We went to a new restaurant, called YummyTori, which specialises in Japanese tapas style food. The food was really good and I loved the fact that it was tapas style which meant you could try lots of different dishes. I went for calamari, pork and leek dumplings, crispy chicken and teriyaki chicken. So good! A meal out inevitably turned into cocktails which then turned into going out out and drinking far too many shots. Needless to say, I did not enjoy the 3 hour train journey to Aberdeen the next day!

Apart from that, life has been fairly quiet. I’ve been busy with blog designs again this week, I can’t believe how many of you are enquiring about it – genuinely thought no one would be interested!

Are you a fan of Japanese food? What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • I wish my bed had posts so I could wrap fairy lights around it ♥ Instead I've wrapped my penguin fairy lights around my curtain pole haha :'D I've not really tried Japanese food, but I love having meals where you can pick and mix different things; I always try loads of new foods and it's more fun! 🙂

  • Fiona says:

    I love love Japanese food 🙂
    And loving the photo of those lights on your bed, super cute!! I definitely need to tidy up my bedroom this week…
    x x x

  • Dilan Dilir says:

    the photos are amazing 🙂

  • Rachael says:

    I've only really tried sushi in regards to Japanese food but the idea of having it in a tapas style is really appealing!

  • Rosie says:

    Sounds like an enjoyable week! I am mulling over blog design at the moment and really like your work, so you may hear from me in due course! I need to figure out a bit what sort of thing I am looking for first, I think, which requires time that I am rather short on at the moment. Having said that, shortness of time means my blog is getting a bit of rest and respite, and so a small wait will do no harm! It sounds as if you are busy too. Well done on finding a nice way to fill the long summers that university life brings!

  • BreezeyBee says:

    i love you bed time scene, it looks very serene.
    and yummers true blood!

    BreezeyBee Blog

  • Marta says:

    Love the decorations on your bed, I have to buy new ones because my cat broke them. I really want some nutella or anything sweet :)x

  • Gem says:

    yuuuuuuuum all that food looks amazing. I can't buy nutella because I eat the whole jar!

  • Nutella can turn the most mundane food into a taste sensation!

  • Oooh Yummytori looks amazing ! Have you tried Kanpai? It's beautiful!

  • Emsipop says:

    Ooo I would love to try Japanese tapas! Little bits of different stuff is my favourite way to eat!

  • Maria says:

    Yummytori sounds amazing, I'd love to try more Japanese food!

    Maria xxx

  • Xixia says:

    Oh my…I really like the sound of a Japanese tapas place. I wish I had one near me – I feel like it'd be scrumptious! I'm a huge fan of Japanese food. ^^
    And ah, your blog designs look great! Good luck working on them.
    ♥ xixia |

  • Caroline says:

    Japanese tapas sounds great, I love tapas places where you can try a little bit of everything! The banana flavoured White Russians look pretty good too 🙂

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  • Jenn says:

    I walk past Yummytori all the time! I really want to try it, looks amazing xxx

  • rachaelamyy says:

    This is so random but did you ever used to be on a green day fan site? Because I think I recognise you! This sounds totally creepy and very very random. Anyway, beautiful blog!

    • gillian says:

      haha yes i did indeed! i think i remember you too, what a small world eh! x

  • I so want to go up to Edinburgh for the festival! A work-mate of mine is off to try his hand at some Open Mic nights, and it'd be great to go and support him. Cheer very loudly if you come across a comedian named Phil Pearcy, ok?

  • I love how you've put your fairy lights on your bed like that, I might have to do that at uni 🙂 to make it feel more homely 🙂
    The food all looks soooo yummy.

    Jo. x

  • eversojuliet says:

    I can't wait for the festival, I'm so excited! I did a big post on it lately ( but I would definitely recommend Frisky & Mannish (amazing), the Pajama Men and Sammy J & Randy.


  • Victoria says:

    The fairy lights on your bed look so pretty.

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