On the Road Again ~*

Afternoon friend’s! how are y’all? doing good? So I am a day late but I have a somewhat reasonable excuse for this lateness. Let’s get started…

So what has happened between the last post and now? I have been quite busy for a change! I have been painting stuffs in the garden, I have been painting actual projects that I’m working on but the main thing that I have been looking towards is my doggo getting prepared for his ‘spa day.’ Now I know what yer probably thinking, a doggo going for a spa traditionally means being pampered and all that good stuff but what I actually mean is that he went to a really posh vet since our vet had no idea what his problem was. So, with Sir Brinks, we noticed he has a limp every time he walks on one paw, thus in an effort to help him out, this appointment was crucial.

We woke up in the early hours to drive our precious doggo forty minutes down the road to a clinic in the East Neuk of Fife – near Cupar and St. Andrews – to have him checked out. We left him for a few hours so that he could get a CT scan which would, hopefully, give us a diagnosis. In the meantime, we – my dad, brother and myself, – went into a lovely little harbour town called Anstruther…

This place takes me back to my college days when I went on a trip for a photography module that I was studying so it was nice to go back there with fresh eyes and see how the place was doing! I took some photo’s of course so I’ll share some with y’all now…

We didn’t just walk around this precious harbour, we stopped off at two places, the first being a small corner cafe called Coast where we had food – for me it was a bacon, brie and cranberry panini which was delish! The second place was another small cafe called Anstruther Boathouse – this place had a really vintage-type feel to it an the staff were beautiful human beings! I had a mocha and as is tradition, I took photo’s of both of these creations!

For anyone who is interested, these places are not too pricey and give visitors a welcoming environment to chill for a while and take in the scenery that Anstruther has to offer!

Back to Sir Brinks now and when we got back to the vets, there was an update waiting for us. The poor soul has elbow dysplasia, however it is not bad enough to need operated on quite yet! so basically, we have to keep him on medication and just keep an eye on things to make sure they don’t get any worse. At least it wasn’t a tumour! So, that’s about it friend’s, I will leave y’all with a photo of Sir Brinks coming back from the anesthetic, falling asleep with his new toy in his mouth.

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Take care friend’s! enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll be back with more next time! ~*

 

Ultra Special Update ~*

Good afternoon friend’s! How have you all been since the last time? I hope you have been well, it has been a while since I last published anything but to be honest, nothing has been that exciting enough to share with you all and I don’t really wanna bore you all. Anyways! a few exciting things have happened recently which I’ll share with y’all now…

So I moved out of halls and back home for summer, or rather, just over four weeks since I’m moving into my new flat for fourth year! I will no longer be in halls people! It’s so exciting and every time I think about it, it makes me feel proud of my adult-y achievements to date!

On another note, I passed all my modules so I get to waltz into fourth year without any re-sits! – not that I’ve had to do them before, I’m just happy that so far uni is going well!

Another fun thing that happened recently is that I went to a 70’s rock night with my folks and friends! We went to a local pub to see the Ballroom Gitz – Highly recommend these guys! – They belted out classic tunes which, of course, made me get outta my seat and rock out to (headbanging was involved!) Anyway, here’s some picture’s, I won’t name anyone but I’m the one in the light pink wig…

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Finally, have some charming photo’s of my doggo, Sir Brinks. If you are having a bad day then hopefully his beautiful face shall cheer you up!

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That’s all for this week friend’s! have a nice week and hopefully I’ll have something for ya for next Wednesday ^^ ~*

Excited for summer! ~*

Good afternoon friend’s! It’s been a while but I have been caught up with life and exams to notice time slipping by!

3rd year is over now which means I am free! This year has been hard and the exams have been brutal but I have lived to tell the tale. I celebrated the end of exams by going to a friends leaving party!

It was a truly great night and I wish I didn’t have to leave early but life happens! Now, I can look forward to the summer and the year ahead, with a family holiday coming up soon and moving into a new flat in July, I’m super excited for what’s to come!

That’s about it for now friend’s so I shall leave you with some pictures of Sir Brinks with my cousins pupper!

Sir Brinks making friend’s with a cow…

Brinks is the leader here

They’re walking side by side here, Brinks is the one with his tail in the air!

Take care my friend’s! Until next time! ~* 

Chillin’ as a Ghoul ~*

Good afternoon friend’s! how is everyone?? y’all doing good? I have had a pretty chill week since my last post so let’s get started…

So last week, I left y’all by saying I was looking forward to going to the Ghoul Ball for the Rock Society. As it was the last event of the year, I was really looking forward to it and there was every reason to; good food, good music and not forgetting the great banter! The meal was held at Stirling Court Hotel, which is up by the university and it was sooo good! I had the lentil broth followed by beef in a red wine jus and sticky toffee pudding for dessert – delish!

Here are some more photo’s from the night, I regret not taking more but I just had that much fun and did not want to miss a thing! Basically, this was our epic table, I was also to shy to go around the other’s but I’ll do my best next year!

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Next on the list was Easter! I hope you all had a decent enough holiday, even if you don’t celebrate it. I decided that it would be a good idea to bake a cake, in true me fashion, I replaced an ingredient with another, completely random one that you don’t use for baking – y’know, to see what would happen because, why not? Anyway 25 minutes later following a minor cake explosion, I was able to save the cake by ignoring it and keeping it in the oven for a further 10 minutes! what was my secret ingredient I hear you ask? it was bicarbonate of soda instead of baking powder that I used – innovative, I know… tasted good though!

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Last night I went to a meeting featuring the new rock soc committee (which, I’m also going to be a part of next year) and some members of the old rock soc committee to handover stuffs and discuss some plans before next year begins. We went to the Groundhouse – I am a slave to good coffee – where I went for my usual but without the cream and marshmallows and got this on top of my coffee instead;

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White Chocolate Mocha’s are the best people – hands down.

So I will leave you today with my sorry student life revising for exams with a big mug of coffee, until next time friend’s, take care ~*

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Let’s go on an Adventure! ~*

Good evening friend’s! how have ya’ll been? I am sorry for my lack of posts but life has been hectic with uni stuffs and work… fortunately, life became exciting more recently! 

Let’s begin with my first adventure! So, I recently became good friends with someone on my psychology course and was lucky enough to be invited to her birthday. I am normally quite a shy person before people get to know me, so being confronted by a group of people who I had never seen before was a bit daunting but I had such a great time and made many new friend’s in the process! We had munchies and had a German dessert – This was my first time eating German food, well, a part from the bratwurst hot dogs you get at the German Market in Edinburgh. I believe it to be called Donauwelle but I swear this was the best thing I’ve ever tasted!

The picture on the left is one of the Donauwelle cake… nom, nom, nom…

Next up, my cousin came to visit and we went for a hike! It’s been ages since I went on one so I was really excited! – especially when the weather was so nice recently. After doing some research, I came upon this hike called ‘Stirling Castle and Gowanhill Walk‘ on this website; https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/stirling-castle.shtml. I would rate it a solid 9/10 for history, neat views and plenty of pretty epic graveyards. Here are some photo’s from the hike itself…

After the hike, we went to this restaurant called ‘The Kilted Kangaroo’ where we both had a bratwurst sausage hot dog and a bottle of wine amongst other delightful concoctions! I would recommend it for anyone who is into rock/indie music and is looking for a chilled place to hang out and eat good comfort food.

I have the Ghoul’s Ball tomorrow night for the rock society so I am really looking forward to what that has in store for me and I will post up photo’s from the night next week! Take care for now friend’s and as always, have a good one ~*

Mother’s Day ~*

Good evening friend’s! How are we all this week?? I hope y’all had a good weekend especially if you were able to share it with your mum’s as it was mother’s day – in Scotland at least! 

As for me? I was able to squeeze in making it home in between shifts and although it was brief, I made the most of it! Sir Brinks appreciated having his partner in crime back home after he was given a toy which ultimately got destroyed within 5 minutes!

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After a good wee wrestle and going through the tradition of watching the red nose day stuffs on TV, it was time to call it a night and get ready to wake up a zombie on Saturday, the day before mother’s day and the day that the clock’s went forward (I still haven’t recovered from it yet!)

As a hungover version of myself woke up on that faithful Saturday, doom loomed upon me as I realised I had to bake… with a hangover! but you know what they say, ‘alcohol is the greatest cure for a hangover.’ So, With a glass of prosecco in one hand and a mixing bowl in the other, it was time to destroy the kitchen!

I don’t think it turned out too bad if I say so myself, sure the food colouring was two years out of date but I believe it only added to the magnificent creations!

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My week’s update ends with the fact that I now have contact lenses. I still don’t have the hang of getting them out yet as the thought just makes my stomach do somersaults… If anyone has any tips about how to get used to them faster, I’m all ears… or should I say eye’s. One of my flatmates had to help me get them out after a certain time which I was seriously thankful for. There was however, a tiny disaster as when I managed to get the second one out, I like, chucked it and thought it had gone down the drain! luckily enough though, after searching for ten minutes, I found it stuck onto the bathroom mirror…

Sometimes I feel like adulting is meant to be easier and that moment was definitely one of those times my friend’s. Anyway! on another note, at the beginning of next semester, I will be the publication officer for the rock society that I am a part of! exciting times! Talk to y’all next week, until then take care and have a goon one friend’s! ~*

I write sins ~*

Good afternoon friend’s! How are y’all, I hope you have all been keeping well. A few exciting things have happened between last week and now so without further ado, let’s get started…

First of all… The ‘Sisterhood’ partook in another adventure! what exciting venture was had this time? I hear you ask, well, by now I am guessing that most of you or at least some of you are aware of the new Beauty and the Beast film that came out. Our adventure took us to the local VUE Cinema in Riverside to see the enchanting take on Beauty and Beast…

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So, obviously seeing a Disney movie, you have to go big or go home thus the large coke and candyfloss! Honestly though, if you have not seen this movie, please go, you will not be disappointed. Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Josh Gad to name but a few of this perfectly selected cast blew all my expectations out of the window. I would also like to touch briefly on the creativity on the film since bringing thing’s like clock’s, candelabra’s etc. to life is not easy, I was truly blown away. Sure, this movie may not be to everyone’s tastes and that is, of course fine but for any Disney fan it is a must see in my opinion.

Moving swiftly on, even though it is in fact spring now, you would never know if you lived in Scotland. The past two days have seen snow hitting hard… not laying… just being snow I guess. Anyways! I took some photo’s because even if global warming does not like Scotland, it gives us precious picture moments!

So, in the first one, I  only got a good photo of the snow covering the rooftops from my window as the lens could not compute the snow from my window…

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The second took place on the way back from… the centre of town or something? anyway, I always find snow covering the hills mesmerising so I thought I would share it with you all…

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Finally, to end thing’s on a high note, I went to the gym and found myself reminiscing over the older music of Panic! at the Disco as I fought my own battle with the treadmill. If you were wondering what the title was all about, then I am sure by now you have probably guessed it. On a side note, this kind of music throws me back to my high school days where I classed myself as a ‘mosher’ before I decided somewhere along the line that I wanted to disconnect myself from fitting into any kind of stereotype. I remember the ‘Emo corner’ where me and my friends used to hang around during the breaks between classes. I even remember being a part of ‘the wall of death’ one time where we had to defend the ’emo corridor’ from the invasion of people we categorised as ‘chavs.’ Thinking back, even though I hated High School, there were a lot of good thing’s that came from it; the friends… the banter… the sharing of pain. All of those memories I will never forget. Even though I seem to have lost touch with those I considered to be close friend’s, I am thankful for the times we shared…

Wow, so that corniness just happened! um, anyways! moving on, that’s about all that I have to say this week so I will take this as a good place to wrap it up, oh yeah! So, I am apparently also able to get contact lenses. I don’t know how I feel about this but I have another appointment next week since apparently my astigmatism meant that I could not get them this week, oh well!

Until next week friend’s, take care and have a good one! ~*