This week seems to have been very very busy, but in the best possible way. The photos above are a fairly accurate representation of my life, lots of eating, drinking and doing blog-related stuff. On Monday quite a few of us headed over to the launch of the branch new Mallzee app (which you can read more about here), but not before we had stopped off at the Bristo Bar & Kitchen for some burgers and cocktails – of course. Then on Thursday, Jade and I went along to Hotel Missoni for an evening of cocktails, canapes and an introduction to their Christmas packages. I’ve been to the Missoni quite a few times now for blog-related events, and every time I’ve been so impressed with it – the decor is amazing, the food and drinks are delicious, and the staff are always great. During the event, we got to have a little tour of one of the suites and omgggg I didn’t want to leave! As you would expect from Missoni, everything was decorated beautifully and every tiny detail had been thought of – and to top it all off, there were amazing views of Edinburgh from the huge windows. Sadly, as an Edinburgh resident, I don’t often have the need to book a hotel in the city, but if you were visiting Edinburgh and fancied treating yourself to a stylish room I’d definitely recommend Hotel Missoni! We also got to have a little taster of some of the Christmas menu, which will be available from 29th November – prices start from just £27 for a three course meal, which I thought was very reasonable!
Yesterday evening, Lynne, Laura and I got the train through to Glasgow (complete with a couple of cocktails in a can, keepin’ it classy) for a wee catch up with some of the other lovely Scottish blogger ladies (Lynsey, Paula, Roisin, Gill and Nikki) at Lucky 7. I love our wee Scottish blogging community and it’s so nice to be able to see everyone a few times a month now that events and meet ups are happening much more regularly. Making new pals is definitely the thing I like best about blogging, especially when they worm their way in to become “real life pals” instead of “blogger pals” 😉 – a few of us have even booked a wee holiday to the Highlands for November which I am SO looking forward to. If you’ve never been to any blog meet ups before then I can’t urge you enough to do it – it’s definitely a wee bit scary the first time you go but it’s 100% worth it. Pretty much everyone I’ve met through blogging has been super lovely (as long as you like food and cocktails, you’re welcome in the Scottish bloggers club aaaany time!) and it’s nice to have a little group who sticks together and supports each other. This seems to have turned into a little ramble about how great my Scottish blogger pals are, but it’s true, they’re the best. Someone will no doubt be organising another casual meet up soon, so keep an eye on the #scottishbloggers hashtag and invite yourself along!
On Saturday I went out for the last of my Doors Open Days adventures (you can read about previous ones on the Doors Open Days blog). I went to the Anatomy Museum at the University of Edinburgh to look at some skeletons and dissections and stuff in jars. Nice! I’ve wandered past the museum entrance (and the huuuuge elephant skeletons!) once when I was accompanying my friend who was handing in an essay to the Biomedical Sciences department, but I’d never actually been in before so it was really interesting to be able to have a look around. I also sat in and listened to a little talk about the history of the Anatomy department and bodysnatching in Edinburgh – then went upstairs to have a look at William Burke’s (of Burke and Hare fame) skeleton. I love creepy stuff, wish I’d had time to make it along to Surgeons’ Hall too! This was the last weekend of Doors Open Days events, so I’ll be finishing up my volunteering with them in a week or two. I’ve really enjoyed doing their social media and blogging and would love to find a full time job which combines my love of both Scottish history and blogging. Speaking of which, this week I set up a LinkedIn page in an attempt to get me a job – be my pal please?!
What have you been up to this week?