Monday, 12 December 2016

L O V E S

  1. Decorating the tree. Ok, so this is an obvious one. Everyone loves decorating the tree. But my girl really loves it. And she takes the job very seriously. As you can probably tell from that photo up there.
  2. Blossoms. Who I am listening to as I type this blog post. I finally got round to buying this album as I am going to see them live on Sunday, and I am so glad I did because it is one of the best albums I have bought in years & I can't stop listening to it. If one album could encapsulate the exact kind of music that I love, then this would be it.
  3. Traditions. I still love all of Ava & I's little weekend traditions and hope we can continue to do them until she's too cool to hang about with me anymore. Highlights include cooking together on a Saturday night and regularly finding ourselves in the restaurant along the road at 5pm on a Friday grazing on poppadoms and learning about each other's day.
  4. Note taking. I have so many things to write about and so many ideas for blog posts that I regularly scrawl random shorthand scribbles into my notebooks. The result is I go back and I often have no idea what I'm talking about. My most recent conundrum are the words 'Juliane - soulmate', which I scrawled into the notebook I carry around in my handbook. Despite a fair bit of Googling, I still have no idea what I mean. Answers on a postcard!
  5. Edenmill Farm Shop. Or more notably, their absolutely bloody amazing tasting steak pies, one of which I had for dinner after I picked it up on a recent visit. So tasty! 
  6. Bubble Baths. All night. Every night. I know it's no good for the environment but I can't help it. There's just nothing I would rather do at this time of year than soak in a hot bath with a face mask on and my favourite candle burning. Girly? Me?
  7. Tokyo Beer. Yesterday I went for beers in Doghouse in the Merchant City and while there the bartender offered us a taste of their Tokyo beer, which was basically the weirdest 'beer' I've ever tasted. Slightly sweet and of quite a thick consistency, it was like a cross between beer & sake. And coming in at 16.5%, you can understand why they only sell it in 1/3 of a pint. Not sure if it was a 'love', but if was definitely interesting!
  8. Shetland. I've been curling up on the sofa after Ava goes to bed and re-watching this amazing series from scratch because one) I think Dougie Henshall is a class act & two) I'm a sucker for a moody, dark crime drama set in the rugged, Scottish wilderness.
  9. Christmas Markets. I finally got to wander round the Christmas Markets at George Square and it certainly got me in the festive spirit. Although it did take everything in me to resist indulging in some of the amazing smelling Churros & Nutella pancakes they had on offer. I also managed to resist a cup of the interesting sounding Mulled Buckfast they had on offer. I was definitely intrigued though!
  10. Breakfast. I still can't bring myself to eat it every day (I am so not a morning eater), but I have been cooking up loads of yummy breakfasts on a Sunday with Ava over the past few weeks. Highlights include a delicious sourdough, avocado, feta & eggs concoction and an amazing Mexican breakfast plate which I will be blogging the recipe for very soon!

1 comment:

Ethel Explores said...

Agree wholeheartedly that the steak pie was awesome!!! I need to find me a comparable gluten free one!