Sunday, 14 June 2015

I am glued to my screen...

Edinburgh just experienced a major heat wave that lasted maybe 4 days. Now that's over, temperatures are back to normal (a summery 12 degrees) and everyone is back inside.

The good ol' internet is my best friend again. Here is what got me glued to my screen this week.

I am sure every already knows Emma and Elsie from A Beautiful Mess, and are probably the most successful bloggers around. One of them is moving to Nashville and recently bought a house there and this video shows Elsie giving a tour of it. Maybe it's because I am currently putting my life in boxes and getting rid of all the pretty things in the flat, but I just got so excited for a new flat/house (and also to see what Elsie is gonna do with that space)!

This just came to Netflix. I am not as excited as I was last year about season 2, but still- a really good show.

Aaaah Netflix again. Sense8 is created by the Matrix-brothers and even though I am not necessarily a massive fan of their work, so far I think this show is just incredible. It took me a few episodes to really get into it and Max Riemelt's presence definitely helped with that (even though I still dislike the way they deal with other languages and just pretend everyone in the world magically speaks English). I really like most of the characters and some parts of the dialogue are so smart that I have to stop the show and just process what they just said. Summer is always a bit of a slump in terms of shows so I am happy I have a lot more hours of this show ahead of me.

Friday, 12 June 2015

One line a day...

On my birthday, I bought myself this little book. It's like a diary, but every day you only write a few lines (or one line, see the title, haha). The book has room for five years, so I thought it might be cool to start now and finish when I am thirty (or maybe not a good idea, even writing this makes me anxious). I still have some sort of hope that 30 will be this magical age with job and maybe some savings, but who knows. This book will certainly be documenting that weird journey.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

BIRTHDAY shenanigans #3

Last but not least, the final part of my birthday- the parteeeey. I made dinner, we had drinks and continued drinking and eventually went to a club. The flat looks pathetic at the moment, most of our stuff is gone or in boxes and  everything just looks really plain. So sad!

all of the peeepzzz


unwrapping all the boxes that Julia gave me

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

BIRTHDAY shenanigans #2

Part 2 of my birthday is afternoon tea.
In the UK afternoon tea is a thing you do on special occasions. It includes tea, small sandwiches, cakes and biscuits, crumpets or scones and other sweet things. Usually served on a tiered stand and looking super cute and NOMMY.

I never had afternoon tea here in Edinburgh, so I thought my birthday was a good excuse to go. I was being cheap (usually it's about 15quid pp) and bought a Groupon for 2 which also includes Pimms (I am obsessed at the moment).

We went to Cafe Grande in Bruntsfield and the waitress was SO sweet, she realised it was my birthday and brought a little brownie with a candle over.

the sweet stuff

nommi salmon sandwiches!

Pimms (and Julia)

Sunday, 7 June 2015

BIRTHDAY shenanigans #1

I guess I am officially 25 now.
So let's see what happened on my birthday. Obviously, we had to start with breakfast. Not just any, but a really naughty one at The Pantry in Stockbridge. I highly recommend it, the food is super good. 

one friend

two friends :D

ma nommy breakfast

ain't no breakfast without Haggis!

beautiful part of town

super cute tea cups

and then someone brought this over! WHAT?! haha

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

LIFE- turning 25 and so on

flatmates doesn't cover it
I had this post drafted for a few days now and the first draft of this post was actually really depressing, haha. So I never posted it and I feel now is a better time to write this.
What's my life like now then? Well.
Let's start around two weeks back. Me and my flatmates were sorting through three years of stuff, getting rid of last years Halloween decorations, figuring out how to get all of that stuff home and other places. URGH! Moving is not that easy, people. Every time you turn, there is another pile that needs packing.
After all of that, they left me. Both of them have completely moved out, their rooms are all empty except for mine. Our flat contract runs until the end of June, so that's how long I am staying here. Aaaalll by myself. With nothing to do but pack and clean. Blurgh.
Fast forward to now, after some really boring days, a friend of mine came over and is staying with me. Life is fuuun again! We had some really good days, nice food, fun times with friends, and just hanging in Edinburgh.

It is also my birthday on Thursday, which I am looking forward to (I think). I have never celebrated my birthday in Edinburgh before, because it always falls in to the uni-free summer time and while I always loved my summer birthday,  now it is simply annoying. So here we go, last year in Edinburgh, first birthday. I think about six of my friends are here haha, so it'll be a small party but hopefully a fun one. 
I already bought my birthday outfit (one for the day and one for the night), so I am all set for the day. I also feel I have treated myself to a million unofficial birthday treats already (I love buying 'gifts' for myself haha) but whatever, you only turn 25 once.
Yes that's right, the big scary mid-twenty crisis age. For this occasion I read all of these articles about things you need to know when you are 25 and bucket lists kind of things... they are frrrreaky.
I have known for a while now that I will finish my undergrad when I am 25 and that I probably won't have a car, or savings, or my own flat .. or anything 'grown up'. And I am so fine with that. No one know what that means anyway- being a grown up. 
I think what's scary for me is that this seems like a cut off day for many things. I need to pay for my own health insurance, a lot of funding and discounts stop when you turn 25 ...aaah, I don't feel like I am ready for that! In that respect, I am glad for my MA course. I hope that this is my niche, my thing, my career. If not, then... mh I don't know. I guess we have to see.
AND to end this weird stream of consciousness, another picture of my flat babes.