Sunday Summary #47


1.Christmas tree in Jenners 2.New tartan jammies from Primark 3.MAC Rebel lipstick 4.Grilled lobster from Ondine 5.Fake fur weather 6.Christmas decorations in The Dome 7.Rugby at Murrayfield 8.Cocktails and Christmas lights 9.Prosecco

Well, this post is looking rather unintentionally Christmassy! Despite all the Christmas TV adverts and the decorations starting to appear everywhere, it doesn't really feel like it's 5 weeks until Christmas. I think I will start to feel a lot more festive once all my essays for university are out of the way. I've been trying to do some work on them this weekend, but haven't really got very far yet! I am, however, very much looking forward to the Scottish Bloggers Christmas Party in a couple of weeks, which is being organised by Roisin and Gill. I can't wait to see everyone again amidst cocktails and party games, now I just need to decide whether to go for a sparkly party dress or deck myself out in Christmas knitwear, what do you think?! (P.S. If you'll be in Glasgow on the 10th December and fancy coming along, be sure to tweet the ladies or email for some more info!).

As I mentioned in last week's Sunday Summary post, my parents were down visiting so it was nice to see them and be treated to a few belated birthday celebrations. We went to see the Scotland v. New Zealand rugby match on the Sunday which was really good, even if we did lose! On Tuesday I went along to The Dome with my mum and my aunt for afternoon tea - well, I say afternoon tea but it was more afternoon prosecco and cocktails. I'd never been to The Dome before (although I had admired it many a time whilst standing outside in the queue for Why Not!) so it was nice to finally go in and see what the fuss was all about. The Christmas decorations were insane, I wouldn't like to think about how much electricity they must use up! Before my parents went home on Wednesday, we managed to fit in another meal out, this time at Ondine. This was the first time we had been and the food was amazing, would definitely recommend a visit if you're in Edinburgh and a fan of seafood.

On Thursday, I was in town at an archive for some uni work so decided to take advantage of the late night shopping on the way home and bought myself some new things. I haven't been clothes shopping since about September, so I think it was well deserved! I didn't actually end up buying that much, but there did seem to be an awful lot of tartan things in my shopping bags! I got a really nice tartan shirt from River Island which will no doubt make an appearance on the blog soon as I think it will end up being one of those things I wear all the time. I also got a really nice (and cheap) tartan scarf from Primark, and the pyjamas (nightie?) pictured above which I basically haven't taken off all weekend!

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


  1. Oh Edinburgh's Christmas decorations always make me feel so festive though to be fair the second Novemeber hit I was all CHRISTMAS FACE ON. Have I watched Elf already? Twice.
    Actually cannot wait x

  2. Ahh the decorations look so pretty! x

  3. Nightshirt! Love it. This post has put me in a Christmassy mood x

  4. you're so pretty!!

    from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

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  5. Can't wait for the bloggers Christmas party! I'm going for a sparkly dress with a festive jumper on top - so a bit of both! :) lynne x

  6. Oh dear that Christmas tree, beautiful! xx

  7. Omg Gillian, I have to say tartan has taken over the high street!! I really need a festive jumper tho!!

  8. Thanks for the shout out lovely :)
    Can't believe you've not shipped since September - I need your will power!! Loving tartan at the moment - got a skirt in Topshop yesterday and on the hunt for a tartan shirt so I'll need to check out River Island

  9. Completely jealous of that lobster! I love seafood. I'm in Christmas denial at the moment. Maybe I'll change my mind when I go to the Christmas markets tomorrow :) x

  10. ooooh fancy lobster! I've never tried it. Love your scarf xx

  11. If I haven't already said it your new fringe really suits you :) It sounds like a fun week, especially the cocktails! I really want a tartan scarf!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk


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