Sunday again already? Oh goodness, the weeks seem to be going by rather fast at the moment. This week has been a pretty good one though, I spent most of the week being really productive and doing lots of dissertation work, and then took the weekend off to do some fun things. On Thursday evening I finally went to see The Great Gatsby at the cinema. It’s one of my all time favourite books so I was suuuuper excited to see it, but also a little apprehensive in case I didn’t like it. It wasn’t 100% faithful to the book but I thought it was pretty great anyway, it was visually stunning and I loved the soundtrack. Tobey Maguire was a bit annoying (I just hate his faaccceee urrrghhhh and that weird smile he does) but apart from that the casting was good. The only thing I was slightly disappointed by was the fact they didn’t include my favourite line: “I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library”. Good effort though, old sport!
One of my friends was visiting for the weekend, so on Friday we went out for dinner. We both fancied trying somewhere we hadn’t been before so after a quick Google we came across Sweet Melinda’s and decided to go there. It was such a cute wee restaurant and the food was really good, so I think I’ll definitely be going back. I had seared tuna for my starter, then grilled trout with an avocado and mango salsa. Yum! Things got decidedly less classy after that, however, as we stopped to buy a bottle of prosecco from the corner shop on the way home (it had a SCREW TOP) and then had copious amounts of homemade cocktails before heading out to The Hive. If you’re from Edinburgh, I’m sure you’ll know that The Hive is, in fact, the height of sophistication. Needless to say, Saturday was not a very productive day and I spent most of it curled up in bed watching back to back episodes of SNL on Netflix.
I also decided to give myself a little haircut on Friday. My fringe was really annoying me so I gave it a trim to try and make it sit better, then I just got a bit carried away and chopped off half my hair. I’ve been thinking about getting it cut shorter for a while as my hair was just looking so long and boring. It’s so nice to have a change (although, it’s not really that different, just a bit shorter haha) and it feels much more voluminous. Plus it won’t get tangled up in the straps of my bag anymore!
What have you been up to this week?