4 Years

Earlier this month we had our 4 year anniversary. Unfortunately it coincided with my body becoming completely pathetic and totally succumbing to the flu. Understandably I was in no mood to celebrate so we just decided to mark the occasion when I was feeling better. We tend to not have any kind of huge lavish celebration on our anniversary, preferring instead to just choose something where we can spend time together and enjoy each other’s company.

We went out for a walk in the afternoon and then went to our favourite Italian restaurant. Realising that despite having been there many times, neither of us had ever had a pizza from that restaurant we decided to each pick a pizza. And oh was THAT a good choice! Cue a meal of complete delicious pizzary goodness.

Seriously some of the best pizza I have ever had outside of Italy.

Afterwards we went to the cinema to see The Impossible (I would highly recommend it if you don’t mind snivelling your way through most of the film; it is very emotional but brilliantly acted).

I know I can’t put into words how happy the past 4 years have made me so I won’t try. I will just say that I am looking forward to many more wonderful years together.

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Snow Tinted Edinburgh Part 2

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The snow continued to fall in the days after our initial walk.IMG_5895

I went for a few more walks around outside to have a look at the wonders that are Arthur’s Seat and the Crags covered in snow. An odd but beautiful sight.IMG_5889 IMG_5892 IMG_5900

I also decided to take a few pictures of the snow from inside the flat.IMG_5871 IMG_5874 IMG_5878

There is something so reassuring and mesmerising in watching the snow from your living room window. It makes you feel warm and cosy. It looks so lovely and so silent.IMG_5881 IMG_5885

To me it’s just interesting to see such a familiar view all covered in a white blanket with a flurry of flakes falling down on it. Peaceful.

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Snow Tinted Edinburgh Part 1

The snow finally reached Edinburgh this week, although so far we seem to have not had nearly as much as the rest of the country.

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Lamenting that the snow didn’t manage to arrive in time for Christmas we decided to go for a little wander around the neighbourhood to inspect the snow covered views.

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It hadn’t really settled on the ground much but the trees and the Meadows still looked really pretty.

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Of course it was very cold so we soon sought the warmth of a cafe and defrosted over coffee. I hope the snow stays for just a little bit longer, I love being able to observe the changing seasons and it makes familiar landscapes look different and interesting. By the sound of it we have at least a few more days of wintry views ahead of us.

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Why I’ve been away

Just a very brief update as to why I have not been posting. I arrived back in Edinburgh on Thursday and instantly came down with a horrible strain of the flu.

So this has been my domain, pretty much since then.

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With lots of this kind of stuff.

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I have been feeling pretty lousy. The only thing that has made a difference has been having a lovely man doing everything for me and never once complaining. I cannot thank him enough as he has cooked for me, gone to the shops, tidied, done the dishes, brought me teas, made me my favourite soup…. So, as well as feeling like my body’s been put through the tumble dryer and every joint and muscle weighed down, I have also been feeling very lucky that I have been looked after so well.

I am feeling slightly better today so I hope I will soon be back to my usual self.

Last few days at home

Here is the last group of pictures from the final lovely, relaxing days at home. I couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas at home with my family. We had some beautiful frosty mornings, displaying the very best of the winter season, including the little birds pecking away at the food in the garden. All in all it was wonderful to be able to spend a few weeks together.

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The Carousel

This year my mum bought a Christmas present for the whole family for us to enjoy for years to come. A beautiful, hand crafted, traditional, miniature carousel. It really is amazing and contains so much detail and has been very nicely made. It was a lovely new addition to our Christmas.

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There are people dressed in traditional clothing dotted all around the carousel, there is so much life and character in it.

You can turn it on and the lights come on, it spins around and plays music. There are two settings, either a mixture of traditional songs, or a setting for Christmas songs. We enjoyed both!

It will be with us for many many years to come, our lovely carousel.