Sunday Summary #145


1.Gin Gimlets at Heads & Tales 2.Rock Rose Gin launch 3.John Lewis Christmas 4.New College 5.Drinks at Revolution 6.New homeware things

Usually my Sundays are spent lounging around the flat, trying and failing to be productive, but today Laura and I went shopping to get some new bits and pieces for the flat. That John Lewis Map Cushion, swoooon! We also stocked up on fairy lights, lanterns, frames for our impending gallery wall and some hot chocolate from Hotel Chocolat (very important of course). Speaking of John Lewis, earlier in the week I headed along for a preview evening to see all the Christmas goodies. There were lots of things I had my eye on, watch out for a wee wishlist post coming soon! It was lovely to catch up with Alex and Lianne (and Laura, natch) whilst we tucked into delicious canapes from the Hotel Chocolat Cafe (especially the mini macaroni pies) and got into the festive spirit. Once Halloween and my birthday are out of the way, I'll be in full on Christmas mode!

Also in this week's news, I went along to the Edinburgh launch of Rock Rose Gin at Heads & Tales. I never used to be much of a gin drinker but I seem to be drinking it rather a lot these days - I'm still not a G&T fan, but it's great in cocktails like the Gin Gimlets which we tried at the launch. Rock Rose Gin is produced at the northernmost distillery in Scotland, up in Caithness, using a unique blend of botanicals - including Rhodiola rosea, where the gin gets its name from. I loved the bottle too, it's ceramic so each one is slightly different. Definitely worth a try if you're a gin drinker! This was the first time I had been to Heads & Tales, and I loved the bar too. It felt like a mix between a speakeasy and a country drawing room - dark and cosy and a bit cool with vintage style furniture, birdcages on the tables and, oh yeah, two Edinburgh Gin stills in the middle of the bar!

Apart from that, there hasn't been much to report. On Friday evening Laura and I had some dinner after work at Revolution, along with some cocktails of course. Oh and some jelly baby vodka shots. Instead of following this up with a wild night on the tiles, we came home and watched TV. Young and wild and free, so we are.

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


  1. Gillington, this sounds wonderful. Next time I'm in Scotland I'll help you drink all the gin.

  2. Love gin. I went to a really alternative wedding, but it was really beautiful, in a gorgeous country cottage.


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