A Weekend in Oslo

Monday, 24 July 2017
loving the rain!

The day after the general election this year B and I hopped on a plane and flew to (rainy) Oslo for a long weekend, escaping from what we thought would be an inevitable Tory smug-storm.  It was a really fun weekend - Oslo is a cool city with lots to do - so I'd definitely recommend it for a city break.  One thing I would say though is that although flights and accommodation were fairly cheap, it's a pretty bloody expensive city when it comes to food (we rarely found anywhere you could pay under £50 for 2 mains and 2 soft drinks), and especially alcohol.

New House Tour

Saturday, 22 July 2017
We moved into our new house in early February this year.  As it's a new build we were pretty lucky in that we didn't need to do much apart from buy furniture and unpack, so it was a fairly stress free process!  I had a week off work on moving week so was able to get all of the furniture built and about 80% of things unpacked within the first few days.  I felt like a flatpack building machine!  

We've started putting up pictures and things on the walls in the last few weeks, but won't get round to painting until end of this year/early 2018 (technically with new builds you aren't supposed to paint for a year as the walls are still drying out).  So it's white wall city for a good wee while!

Meet My Kittens!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Say hello to my little troublemakers.

Hello, again.

Sunday, 9 July 2017
Oh hello there.  It's been 6 months since I last blogged.  Half a year!  For a while I considered deleting the whole thing because every time I sat down to write a post I ended up getting as far as opening a draft, and then thinking 'meh I can't be arsed with this'.   In the end though I decided to just leave it until I felt the inspiration to start it up again.  And here we are.  

So, to kick things off - here's what I've been up to since my last post....

...we moved into our new house!

We finally collected the keys and moved into our first proper home in early February.  Everything went really smoothly, apart from me having the flu the weekend we moved in.  Yaaay.....   I'm going to do a house tour post soon with before/after photos, but for now here's a sneak peek at our main bedroom.

New House Wishlist

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Some good news to kick off the year - our house completion date is finally confirmed, woo hoo!  Assuming all goes to plan in the next 2 weeks with the legal bits and bobs, then we should get the keys on the 27th of Jan, with us moving in properly the week of the 13th Feb.  The countdown is well and truly on!

I feel like we've been in a bit of limbo for the last month or so, with us knowing that the move was happening *soon* but just not sure exactly when, so I've been trying not to get overly excited.  It also means that our flat is in the early stages of being packed up which is just the worst.  We're at the "looking in cupboards trying to work out what to keep and what to get rid of" stage and so our spare room is chock full of half packed boxes and bin bags full of things for recycling.  Urgh.

4 New Edinburgh Restaurants to Visit in 2017

Tuesday, 3 January 2017
There seem to be new bars and restaurants popping up all the time in Edinburgh these days, it can be hard to keep up.  I've done my homework and found 4 of the newest kids on the block to check out in 2017.