Sunday Summary #78


1.Edinburgh sunset 2.Time for bed 3.Breaking Bad doodles 4.Wine tasting at Tempus 5.The Castle from Princes Street Gardens 6.New shoes 7.More sunset 8.Mini steak sandwich, grilled asparagus and salad 9.Homemade waffles with bacon and maple syrup

Where has the nice weather gone?! After a pretty nice week, it's a bit rubbish to be sat inside on Sunday afternoon watching the pouring rain through the window. I shouldn't really be surprised though, if there wasn't any rain in Scotland in June then there would definitely be something drastically wrong.

When it was warm and sunny earlier this week I went shopping for some summery clothes. I find it so hard to dress for summer, I just want to pile on the layers and put on a pair of boots. But I was good and didn't buy anything black, woollen or long-sleeved this time! My favourite purchase was the red Vans-esque shoes pictured above. They were only £6 from Primark and are so comfy. I can't even remember the last time I wore a pair of new shoes that didn't give me blisters! I also got a couple of lovely vintage casual dresses from Miss Selfridge, of all places. I hardly ever go in there, but went in for a browse and noticed they had a little stand of vintage things. I've noticed Topshop do a similar thing too; I'm not sure who decided it would be a good idea to stock vintage things in high street shops but I like it! I never seem to be able to find nice things in charity shops, so having someone else do all the hard work is perfect. They were very reasonably priced too, I got two dresses for under £20.

On Thursday evening I headed along to Tempus for a special taster of their summer menu. I'll be writing up a full post in a day or two so I won't give too much away yet, but it was a lovely evening with lots of great food and wine, and the company of some of my favourite blogging ladies. After dinner we were treated to some champagne in the Panorama Suite on the 5th floor, and the views were stunning. The photos don't even do it justice, it was b-e-a-utiful. It was a really warm evening and it didn't get dark until almost midnight; it definitely felt like we were on holiday or something, lounging on a roof terrace and watching the setting sun is not something I get to do every day!

At the moment I'm visiting my parents, partly for a little holiday and partly to do some dissertation work. There are some archives and things I need to have a look at up here, so thought I may as well stay for a week or two. I can't believe how soon my dissertation is due, it definitely doesn't seem like a whole year since I graduated last time around! In fact, next Thursday it'll be exactly one year to the day. Madness.

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


  1. Wow I love your "Breaking Bad" doodles! They're so good!


  2. Those bacon waffles look amazing! I was sitting in the staff room drooling x

  3. so beautiful photos :) your bed(room) looks super cozy!

  4. We've been having bad weather in my side of the world as well. I too prefer dressing for cooler weather. It's unbearably hot in the summer and I just want to wear a loose sack! Love your Walter White drawing :)

    Life of Mabel

  5. Gorgeous sunset, Scotland is so beautiful when the sun comes out and clears the clouds away


  6. Your Breaking Bad drawings are amazing! I only started watching BB recently and I've whizzed through series 1 at lightning speed! I'm now on season 2 and still can't get enough of it! :) x x

  7. I think I'm the only one that stopped to stare at the waffles and bacon :O
    I'm a bit hungry now, thank you aha

    the sun MUST come out - we should all do a sun dance :L


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