Friday, 9 November 2012

Friday Round Up

jessie takes a quick dip - and dries off afterwards - time to catch up on my subscriptions
chickens keeping wam in a sunny spot  - new yankee - finley joe, my gorgeous nephew
christmas scent for my car - cheeky chicken catching bird seed - freebies make me happy

Well, as expected, it's been a very busy week off! As I mentioned in this post, I had a lovely day at home earlier this week and really enjoyed it. But I've also made a start on some of the life admin I mentioned in last week's Friday post. I've had my flu jab, booked an eye test, found a new hairdresser and ... finally booked a break for Matt! We'll be heading off to Edinburgh for a few days next week and we're both very excited (after some last minute dithering over whether we dare to leave the house at such a crucial point) I've booked a beautiful hotel and we're planning some shopping, sightseeing and well-earned relaxation. I'm looking forward to a tour of the castle - does anyone have any other must-see/must-do recommendations for us?

We had some friends over for dinner last weekend, I made chicken liver pate which we ate with buttered, toasted homemade bread and red onion marmalade. We had Hungarian Goulash for main and followed it up with a whole lot of cheese, crackers and a lot of red wine. I discovered a previously unrecognised love of Gorgonzola with celery crackers - amazingly good! I've never been sure about blue cheese but the lovely lady at the deli persuaded me to try her favourite Gorgozola and it was just gorgeous. I'm converted.

I treated myself to a gorgeous Fat Face hoodie after spotting it on the website and then on Rosie's lovely blog, A Rosie Outlook. This blog is a new discovery for me and I absolutely love it, if you're not already a fan I suggest you head over there now! 

Yesterday I popped over to Meadowhall to take advantage of the amazing Ojon offer. If you hadn't heard about this -if you live under a stone for example - Ojon were giving away free full size bottles of shampoo and conditioner (worth £41.50!) if you took in an empty shampoo bottle, of any brand. I had to take them up on it and Meadowhall is my closest stockist, albeit an hour's drive away. I don't need much of an excuse to go to Meadowhall to be honest!

I also started buying Christmas decorations from a lovely interiors shop which happens to be next to the deli where I stocked up on cheese! I only went in to smell their Yankee Candles but I ended up coming out with quite a lot of tree decorations as well as a yummy new candle, 'Blissful Autumn', and a Christmas scent for my car

Reading back through the above solves the mystery of why my bank account is looking a bit sorry today. But hey, I'm on holiday!

I hope you've all had a great week. What do you have planned for the weekend?

26 comments:

  1. sounds like a really good week :) yes to cheese and wine, i love cheese and wine! Hope you have an amazing time in edinburgh x

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    1. Thanks Charlotte, want to join my cheese & wine club? :-) xx

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    2. ME ME ME I WANT TO JOIN TOO! Also, I've never tried Gorgonzola but really want to! Do you happen to know the name of the one you tried? I love Stilton so much, stinky blue cheese is the best! Sounds like you've had a delightful week :) xxx

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    3. I don't know but I'll find out for you next time I'm there. It was delicious! xx

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  2. Awhh Jessie looks so cute! x

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  3. I love Yankee candles, they always smell so yummy. We always have a big stock of cheese that stinks out the fridge as my other half seems to go through half a block a day and is skinny as anything, very unfair if you ask me x

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    1. Yes I must admit our fridge is a bit stinky at the minute! xx

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  4. Ooh it's so nice reading through a post on one of your favourite blogs and then your name pops up, thankyou! So excited that you bought the hoody, you should post a photo, I need to see the cosiness! Sounds like an amazing week with lots of yummy foods - an interiors shop with decorations next to a deli sounds like my perfect pair of shops! xo

    Rosie // A Rosie Outlook

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    1. Not only did I buy one, my sister went and bought one too! Fat Face should have you on commission! xx

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  5. I suggest going to The Witchery in Edinburgh. Lovely restaurant. http://www.thewitchery.com/

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    1. Thanks Nikki, I wanted to stay at The Witchery but the rooms were so gorgeous/expensive that we thought we'd probably never get out to see and do anything! We could always go for dinner though I suppose xx

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  6. Love how warm and cosy these photos look :) i keep wanting to stock up on christmas decorations when im out shopping too haha x

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    1. The shops know what they are doing don't they?? xx

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  7. Lovely week! The Apple spice and cinnamon sent sounds so delightful!! I may have to pick something like that up for the car too (and perhaps a good smelling candle while I am at it!)!! :)
    PS Your pup in the towel is too cute!!! Have a great weekend!! xo

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    1. Thanks, she's a little poser isn't she? I love Autumn/Winter scents, I can't resist. Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

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  8. Oh wow, Edinburgh is such a nice place - have a great time! If you get a chance it's worth checking out the BrewDog bar (http://www.brewdog.com/bars/edinburgh) as they are an amazing, UK-based brewery with a very fun atmosphere.

    The Blissful Autumn candle smells so good - very jealous!
    Gemma xx
    http://orchardhouseliving.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Gemma, I'll be sure to check it out if we can, our schedule is looking pretty packed now! My new hairdresser suggested lots of things to see and do and I'm really looking forward to it.
      PS lovely blog :-) xx

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    2. Thank you very much :)

      I can't wait to hear about what you get to do in Edinburgh... though if you don't have it on your list the botanical gardens are also amazing. Have a great time! xx

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  9. Can't get over how adorable that photo of your dog in the towel is, too cute!

    louisejoyb x

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  10. just found your lovely blog, following now ;)

    xx

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  11. Your dog is so cute! I love the way how you've laid out your photos. x

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  12. My dog LOVES being dried, its like his favourite thing - so funny! I love Meadowhall, but my bank account isn't a fan!!

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