Sunday Summary #39


1.New notebooks 2.Leopard print collar 3.Strawberries & cream frappucino 4.Venison, rocket & beetroot salad 5.Wolf hat 6.Sunny mornings 7.Most triumphant! 8.Red velvet cupcakes 9.Kopparberg & fajitas 10.Cocktails

This week I have mostly been settling back into the university routine and getting sorted for all my classes. This semester I’ve got three classes, all of which seem pretty good so far. I also discovered that I won’t have any exams this year which is very good news. I actually quite enjoy writing essays (well, I’m not sure if “enjoy” is the right word…) but I am terrible at exams so I’m glad to finally be free of them. That will mean, however, I’ll have to make sure my essays are up to standard, so come late November I’ll probably turn into a bit of a hermit! I don’t want to jinx it, but so far my Masters seems like it’s a bit easier and more laid back than 4th year was – although I probably won’t be saying the same thing by the time the dissertation rolls around!

The cooker in the flat broke last week, but we got it fixed at the weekend so this week I’ve been taking full advantage. You might have seen my post earlier in the week with a recipe for red velvet cupcakes (so good, there’s only 2 left now!), but I’ve also been making venison salad, baby portobello mushroom risotto, peri-peri chicken wraps and, a personal favourite of mine, fajitas. I love finding new recipes to try; one of my favourite websites to have a browse of is TasteSpotting. Have you tried any great recipes recently? Sometimes I feel like I get stuck in a bit of a rut and end up cooking the same thing every week, so it’s nice to find some new things to add to my repertoire every so often.

We’ve got a flat inspection on Tuesday so I think I’ll have to spend all day tomorrow cleaning the flat as it’s a bit of a tip at the moment. I love my wee flat but it’s severely lacking in storage space which means there is constantly stuff everywhere and it starts to look untidy really quickly. It looks so much nicer when everything is tidied away though, I really should make more of an effort to not just throw things on the floor! I might take some photos when it’s clean and do a room tour/flat tour type post, if anyone would be interested?

What have you done 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.


  • Lea Dee says:

    I've been getting back into the swing of uni too including cooking again. I'd really reccommend the website called skinnytaste. It's got some great healthy recipes

  • Dilan Dilir says:

    lovely instagram photos dear 😀

  • Good luck with everything at uni. I love your little leopard collar! xo.

  • Michelle says:

    So jealous of those perfectly new Moleskine notebooks! Hope your course is going well so far sweet, I'm terrible at exams as well but managed to get through mine last year. (: I love scrolling through FoodGawker for food inspo, must give TasteSpotting a go. xxxx

  • Jo says:

    Definitely bookmarking TasteSpotting, I always get stuck at meal times when at uni, it's so difficult to maintain a variety on a budget (: I'd love to see a room tour, they're some of my favourite posts (: xx

  • Kfedland says:

    i love your little leopard collar..! and now you've made me want a starbucks!x

  • Oh the cupcake looks delicious! I get stuck in a cooking rut too sometimes so its nice to make a few new things 🙂 xxx

  • I'm so jealous of your wolf hat! I'm planning on getting one this year but I haven't spotted any yet :'( I start uni on October 1st and luckily I have no exams either! Part of my art course involves essay writing, and I love writing essays so got high marks for those. We also had to do animating, which I sucked at..

    I know how you feel about tidying! I have a decent sized room but I have so much stuff that it looks permanently messy D:

  • Maria Fallon says:

    Portobello mushroom risotto sounds AMAZING!

    Maria xxx

  • Gem says:

    You should get good food magazine! cheaper than a cookbook and always full of amazing seasonal recipes xx

  • danielle p. says:

    ahh i just love that wolf hat! beyond adorable. hopefully you got your flat cleaned in time for inspection. i really should do the same!

  • jennie says:

    Ahh I love your wolf hat! So cute! Also yay for no exams! xo

  • Claire says:

    Love the animal print perter pan collar 🙂

  • Alice says:

    I'd love to read some of your recipes – especially risotto! I tend to get stuck in a rut of cooking the same things too


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