1 March 2015

Phew, February is over and we are into the lighter mornings and more spring flowers popping up.

Here are some photos to get you up to date on what’s been happening in the not yet fully regenerated bungalow.

the front teeth came out after weeks of wobbling
the front teeth came out after weeks of wobbling
the first teeny tiny daffodils in Mum's garden
the first teeny tiny daffodils in Mum’s garden
Teenboy snr has picked up the guitar again.  He's been through hisi favourite Pulp songs and, just yesterday, he moved onto trying out some Belle & Sebastian
Teenboy snr has picked up the guitar again. He’s been through hisi favourite Pulp songs and, just yesterday, he moved onto trying out some Belle & Sebastian
French Elle Decoration for some continental house inspiration
French Elle Decoration for some continental house inspiration
sitting here just now two blue tits were feeding at the window
sitting here just now two blue tits were feeding at the window – I’m afraid I was not fast enough to catch them in action

This morning Teenboy jnr is away for an audition to be in a Fringe production in August, that will remind some of you of his ‘Bapa’.   I think he was a little nervous, I’m sure he’ll be fine once he gets started.

It’s a beautiful day – here’s to a magnificent March. Happy St David’s Day to you all x.

Tantallon Castle

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We popped down to North Berwick today and had a wee coffee at The Den which boasts a midcentury modern furniture shop,  Annie Sloan paints, a workshop along with a lovely little cafe.  There is a definite Scandi feel to the place food wise the website is here (but I think they are more active on twitter and Facebook).

Tantallon Castle was our next stop on our East Lothian trail. Read all about it here. Beware, photo overload below….

through the ruins
through the ruins
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Some of us made it to the top
Lennie's not so taken with the view.
Lennie’s not so taken with the view.
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Bass rock from Tantallon Castle
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I know this might be getting boring now but the clouds were amazing today.

Our last stop was a delightful little nursery and tea shop in East Linton called Smeaton Nursery Gardens.  We couldn’t resist some potted bulbs and a stick on the window bird feeder which I will show you once it is installed.  There are loads of little blue tits in the garden at the moment, I’m hoping they will come and use it so we can get a good look at them.
Have you got gamers in your family?  Try to get to see the Games Masters exhibition on at Royal Museum of Scotland.  It’s got loads of those old arcade games that some of you will remember from the Lothian Road days here in Edinburgh.  Can you remember the name of that place?  Let me know if you do…

Anyway have a great weekend, February has gone in a flash so far hasn’t it?

Looking Back

I have changed the look of the blog again, it is so tempting with so many options to keep trying out something new. I’ve gone back to ‘Regeneration’ too, I cannot give any reason for that, I just did!

While I was faffing about I found myself reading the post from two years ago today.  I thought you might like to remind yourself how this place looked when it was being taken to bits.  31 January 2013

I really MUST do a few before and after shots for you, having looked back I realise I never really did them properly.

Lastly here’s a song for the rest of the weekend, my daughter and I have it on every time we get in the car.  If you get the chance go see them live, they are brilliant, we saw them a couple of weeks ago at the Usher Hall.  (We think the blonde one looks very like our eldest niece sometimes)

Have good rest of the weekend and ‘keep on keeping on’ as First Aid Kit would say (or sing).