Monday, 27 May 2013

Still Alive ;)

So it seems a few weekends away (3 out of the last 4!) have taken their toll and as much as I'm dying to write about what I've been up to, I just don't feel like writing at the moment so I haven't (in case you didn't notice!)  I thought I would use this long weekend to get back into it as I have some new outfits I want to share, some recipes and I'm excited to fill you in on the shenanigan's at Amy's fabulous wedding!!  I have been actually been up to lots of other things instead, oops!

On Friday I headed through to Edinburgh after work with Diana to meet up with Roz and Claire for an evening at Edinburgh Zoo!  We had SO much fun (baby monkeys!!) but Roz will be filling you all in on that soon!  ;)



On Saturday, I baked lemon, blueberry & poppyseed muffins and Nik and I enjoyed the sunshine at a restaurant in the west end with outside seating (until it got too chilly and we went inside to eat).  It's been lovely to have a weekend at home together with both of us being off and with no specific plans so we could just relax and go with the flow for a change.  We had thought we'd go to see The Great Gatsby but since the weather was so nice we thought it was a shame to be cooped up inside a dark cinema.



Sunday wasn't as sunny so we had a nice long lie and a relaxing day in getting a few little jobs done and I finally got a lot further on a project I started waaaay back in 2009 as Mahj can attest to.  I love food magazines and decided to cut out all my favourite recipes and organise them to save space and make it easier to find my favourite recipes rather than have a huge bundle of torn out pages or piles of magazines to search through.  The problem is, I love tearing out the pages, trimming the recipes and organising them into categories (yes I am a huge geek!), but I'm not so keen on the sticking and gluing.  It's always going to be an ongoing process as I've bought 2 big files to put them all into and will always be picking up more supermarket magazines, etc with recipes in.  I just need to get this big pile I already have sorted out.

Today, I am baking again for bake club tonight!  The theme this time is Scottish and I'm making Gypsy Creams from my book, Great Scot.  It's back to raining again so it's a day for being cosy inside and watching a couple of films while carrying on with some of the crafts I've been meaning to get on with as well.  I've finally got time to make the prizes for Katy W who won our 500th post giveaway!



I've also been making lots more smoothies which I will blog about soon and am doing pretty good at keeping up the healthy eating, although not so good at the exercise!  I haven't read a book for a while now either, much like the writing, I haven't been in the mood and am finding it difficult to concentrate. I'm hoping my new book by Harlen Coben (one of my favourite authors) will grab me and get me back into reading again.


3 comments:

Amanda said...

I did notice, and was wondering if I wasn't getting updates. I am glad you are back! That night at the zoo sounds perfect. The weather has been quite awful lately (gray, cold, windy) but today the sun is shining and the sky is actually blue yay. Looking forward to reading your adventures!

Claire said...

Good to see you back, have missed your blogging.

Really looking forward to seeing Roz post about our Zoo adventures, I really need to see the pics of all the baby animals!

Siobhan said...

Nice to have you back! Sometimes a weekend at home together is all you need!

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