Sunday Summary #126


1.New Viktor & Rolf BonBon perfume 2.Romeo & Juliet with the Scottish Ballet 3.Dinner party essentials 4.Burgers at Sygn 5.New Town 6.Duvet day

Despite feeling raaaather fragile just now thanks to several bottles of wine last night, I'm quite glad I can use my hangover as an excuse to stay in bed all day. The weather just now is pretty stormy - a somewhat biblical rainfall is happening as I type this - but there's nothing I love more than watching the rain from the comfort of my cosy bed. An evening of films and (no doubt) a takeaway is definitely in order.

This week has been quite a busy one with lots of socialising and blogging events to go to. On Wednesday I went along with some other blogging chums to see the Scottish Ballet's production of Romeo & Juliet, which was rather lovely indeed. Have a little read of Friday's Things To Do In Edinburgh post for some more about the ballet. Before the performance, we had a Q&A session with two of the dancers, Bethany Garner Kingsley and Claire Robertson, and it was really interesting to hear some behind-the-scenes stories. Unfortunately Romeo & Juliet has finished its tour now, but there are plenty more Scottish Ballet shows coming up later in the year and I'd definitely recommend going to see one.

On Friday evening I headed round to my friends' new flat (well, I say new but they've lived there for a few months... I just hadn't got round to visiting yet!) for a wee dinner party. I brought round a bottle of wine and a bunch of flowers (such a grown up!) and was treated to a baked camembert followed by a homemade rogan josh curry. Yum yum yum. Lots of catching up was done before watching a little bit of Gogglebox, then I headed home before I could eat too many chocolate biscuits.

I got up bright and early on Saturday (okay, not that bright and early, it was 12 o'clock) to meet Lauren for lunch. Lauren was up in Edinburgh this weekend to visit her boyfriend, but OBVIOUSLY her number one priority was eating burgers with me. We went to Sygn and ordered ourselves some lunchtime cocktails and massive burgers, whilst catching up on all the blogger gossip. The menu claimed Sygn had the best burgers in Edinbugh, and while I'm not quite sure if I'm ready to give out that accolade quite yet, they're definitely in the top few. Those chips! We both decided to finish off with a boozy milkshake for pudding, but weren't very impressed with these. Far too thin and milky (I know, it's a MILKshake but..!) and nowhere near enough frothy ice cream. Next time I'll be sticking to the normal cocktails (and the food!) as they were excellent. After wandering home, I had a wee while to nurse my food baby before Laura and Lynne came round for an evening of drinks, chat and rather a lot of noughties music videos. Much wine was consumed, resulting in sore heads the next morning, and that brings us back to present day.

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


  1. HA. MILKSHAKES. HA. still not over it.

  2. Oooo I'm so jealous you got to go to one of the talks, I couldn't make any of them when Romeo and Juliet was on in Glasgow, I had to settle for just seeing the ballet (#firstworldproblems, I know) Bethany Garner Kingsley is such a talented dancer, I saw her dance Gretel in Scottish Ballet's christmas production and she was mesmerising.

  3. It sounds like a wonderful week - I always love going to the ballet, it is such a treat.

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin


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