So it begins...

27/05/2013

So, this is a thing now. This blog has been a year in the making and it has finally seen the light of day, or more the depressing clouds of day. It is England after all. I live here now, and I tr...

Lake Como

Lake Como
Italy part 1 | I've finally gotten around to editing 500+ photos from our holiday in Italy. At one point all the lovely views and food starts looking alike and deciding which angle of a building or a plate of pasta is the best becomes a nightmare.Our plan was to fly from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa and then take the train to Como on lake Como. We ran into a classic Italian problem as soon as we landed - strike. No trains leaving the airport till 6pm. So, we did...
09/07/2014

North Berwick

North Berwick
Ladies visiting - Part 3 | We planned on going to North Berwick to visit Tantallon castle so I took a day off work with hope of nice weather. Lo and behold, it was the only warm and sunny day in their entire visit. I couldn't have planned it better. We got on the train in Edinburgh and half an hour later we were in North Berwick, dipping our feet into the ocean. It's a very charming little seaside town with spectacular views. There's not much to do there exp...
25/05/2014

Dean Gardens

Dean Gardens
Ladies visiting - Part 2 | On that same Sunday we went for a walk down the Water of Leith Walkway. Even though the weather was grey and drizzly, as it often is here, it was still lovely to walk around all the greenery and blossomage. Gorana's dramatic photoshoot :)
11/05/2014

Sunday in the city

Sunday in the city
Ladies visiting - Part 1 | My ladies came to Edinburgh for a visit a couple of weeks ago. It was fun yammering on in Croatian as if nothing has changed since we first met back in 2003 when we started highschool. It's been 11 years, wow. On Sunday we headed for the center of the city and walked about enjoying Edinburgh's little streets full of shops and pubs.This must be a classy joint...We went to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery which in itself was a work of ar...
11/05/2014

Spring

Spring
Cannot wait for spring to arrive already... and it hasn't even been a long cold winter. Compared to last year, this winter was a breeze. A few cold mornings here and there, no frostbites and no snow. South of England basically turned into the Great British swamp from excessive rainfall, but we were quite lucky up here in Scotland. Only thing that really sucks here is the goddamn wind. It's fine most of the time but it goes through phases when it ...
16/03/2014

New addition to the family

New addition to the family
I'll tell you what - husband makes good American pancakes.I've been experiencing some technical difficulties in the past week. My beloved laptop Fabio died after 4 years of dedicated service. He will be greatly missed.RIP Fabio.On another note, Mike and I walked into a music shop yesterday to buy a pack of new strings and came out with a lovely Martin 12-string. In our defence, it was really rather cheap. We regret nothing.Her and the Taylor...
23/02/2014

Christmas and stuff

Christmas and stuff
Christmas went down a blast this year. We just about moved in to the new flat and our stuff was all over the place. I was sleeping on the couch and Mike on an inflatable camping bed. We had a miniature Christmas tree and an over-sized Christmas present, a bag of mlinci and a 2kg duck. Alas, no internet. But somehow, we made it through. No food photos because we were too hungry and ate it all, so let's look at the last year's C...
12/01/2014

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves
Being a responsible employed adult has its perks - money being one of them, but the downside is that it leaves me with little time and energy to do the things I like. I haven't read a book in two months, I play the guitar a few times a month and I barely take any photos. I'm not very pleased with the way things are at the moment but hopefully this will all change a bit when Mike moves up to Edinburgh in a couple of weeks. After 6 months we will f...
07/12/2013

On Soap

Random rant | It is already known that baths annoy me, but this is not where my washing annoyances end. Shower gels also annoy me. They tend to make them creamy so they can sell you a luxurious experience. Lord knows I need that to get me through the day. After sitting on my ass, slamming that laptop keyboard and stuffing my face with canned tuna, I just need to feel luxurious, you know; and what better way to do it. The worst thing is, it doesn't eve... 07/12/2013

Alex Ebert / Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Alex Ebert / Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Music recommendation | Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is a 12 man band from California playing some mixture of folk, indie, gospel and just happy hippy music. I discovered the band some time in 2012 when I accidentally came across Man on Fire in a short film I was watching and I loved the song. Alex Ebert is the frontman of the group but he also put out a solo album titled Alexander in 2011. This is one of his songs from the solo album and I t...
11/10/2013

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