Sunday Summary #134


1.BBQ platter at The Blackbird 2.Burgers at Burger 3.Topshop nail polish rainbow 4.Rainy Edinburgh 5.Costa breakfast 6.Misty

This feels like it’s been a really busy week, but I actually haven’t done very much at all. I’ve mostly just been busy with work and flat stuff. Laura is all moved in now and we’ve spent the week building furniture (who knew flatpack dining chairs were SO DIFFICULT to make?), decorating, tidying and throwing out several binbags worth of stuff I’ve been hoarding for the past 5 years. Oops.

Yesterday I headed to Costa to meet up with a few blogger pals and take part in Lynsey‘s focus group for her dissertation. The discussion was about blogging and social media in relation to beauty purchases… so basically just the same as a normal chat for us! If you’ve got a spare 5 minutes, you can help out by filling in Lynsey’s online survey here. After the focus group (with added croissants of course) and a chat, Laura and I headed off for a wee mooch around town. We spent ages in Oliver Bonas cooing over their beautiful homewares, then headed to Marks and Spencer to stock up on picnic food and fancy bread for a lazy Saturday evening lounging on the sofa. I had intended on going clothes and makeup shopping, but the horrible misty/rainy weather put paid to that so we went straight home to eat our food. Typical.

Last Sunday evening we headed to The Blackbird for some post-moving celebratory drinks (and food, of course), and this Sunday we’re planning on doing the same. Looks like this might become a weekly routine?! Hopefully the sun will reappear so we can sit out in the beer garden.

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • LynseyMac says:

    Thank you lady!! xxx

  • Faye_Oliviaa says:

    That photo of Edinburgh looks really nice, I would love to visit one day! I think it's great having the map at the side of your blog. It's really unique and i haven't seen it anywhere else xx

  • Em says:

    aww happy moving in!

  • The food photos look great! 🙂
    Marissa Jamie : Faithfully, Marissa ♡

  • PinkCatJo says:

    A picnic at home sounds like a fun idea! Reminds me of something my then boyfriend-now husband and I had to do almost 15 years ago because it rained on the day of our first picnic date. x

  • Cherry says:

    Wow look at all those polishes!

  • Elsie says:

    Your pictures of food always look so damn good! If I am ever up in that neck of the woods I am just going to scroll through here to find where I want to go out for food…!

    Elsie | The Weekend Tourist

  • ~K says:

    That food looks yum! I can never decide the perfect shopping weather so I normally just go home to eat my food 🙂

  • jennie says:

    Sounds like a lovely week! Picnic food for a lazy evening is perfection! xx

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