Monday, September 18

My week in pictures #237

(From top left) First day back at the gym in 4 months. I finally got round to watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life... All the emotions! I made possibly the best banana bread this week following the recipe on Anastasia's blog. On Sunday we had a walk round Duthie Park and the Winter Gardens with my cousins.
Monday morning started with maximum stress as I tidied up my mapping project for the handin later that day then pack my things to move back to my student flat. Then I sat nervously on the train and bus starting to doubt if I'd make it to the handin on time. I did make it but didn't get the sense of relief I was hoping for. Maybe you can never truly be happy with something you've spent two months of your life obsessing over. 

The rest of the week I felt like it was finally time to take some well deserved relaxing time and not worry myself about anything else. I caught up on telly I havn't had time for, rejoined the gym on Tuesday and spent my week doing bit and bobs in the flat.

Lectures started back on Thursday where we were given 'scare tactics' to make us work harder... On Friday afternoon I dropped my newish iPhone in my bedroom and smashed the screen! Totally my fault because I'd taken the case off but I felt sick all the same then moments later my parents arrived. They brought up my suitcases and then we went for a late lunch at Chiquitos - it was really nice to see them even if it was only for a short amount of time.  

Later on I went with my flatmate and her boyfriend to the pub to celebrate her (late) birthday which was nice. Saturday I was up early because it had been months since I'd been for a wander round the shops and there was a vintage kilo sale in town I wanted to check out. I didn't see anything I liked but it was still a fun experience. 

On Sunday Scott came to see me and we went to Duthie Park to meet my cousins and aunty who has come up for the day. We only spent an hour or so together but it was still nice to see them again. Scott and I then spent some time wandering round the shops before coming back to the flat to order our first Papa John's together since May.

A sunday well spent makes Monday morning so much easier. Now I just need to do some research into where to get my iPhone screen fixed this week. 

This week on G is for Gingers: New Term Wish List

Saturday, September 16

New Term Wish List

1. Fat Face Haywood Cardigan | 2. Adidas Gazelle | 3. Fat Face Vintage Blue Everyday Straight Jeans | 4. Clarks Carleta Lyon Lace-up Ankle Boots | 5. New Look Suedette Bow Back Heeled Shoe | 6. George Faux-Suede Biker Jacket
With a new university term comes the inevitable lust for fresh items in my wardrobe. I came back to Aberdeen on Monday but despite my student loan hitting my bank account I don't really have the money to treat myself at the moment. So I thought I would make a wish list instead.

I don't know where my obsession with shoes has come from - it started off with wanting to find black ankle boots to replace my beloved Marco Tozzi ones and these clarks ones would be perfect. I then spotted the prettiest pair of bow backed heels in New Look and fell in love. They have them in pink in store and I want them. Finally a new pair of trainers wouldn't go amiss because I would get lots of wear out of them.

You can tell it is getting cold when you start looking at knitwear, this superdry one is gorgeous but I forgot to include it in the picture about. The Fat Face cardigan looks like it would be good to layer up under my coat. I need a new pair of jeans too and this Fat Face pair look like a great fit.

Last but not least is this biker jacket I spotted when I was in the supermarket. Maybe not practical for Scottish autumn and winter but I still find myself wanting it... maybe a treat for another time. 

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Wednesday, September 13

My week in pictures #236

(From top left) Scott and I made salmon wellingtons for tea on Wednesday. Sleeping Danny on Friday night. Scott and I were off to a wedding on Saturday night - we had a great time. My parents bought me the new Jamie Oliver book for going back to uni.
With just seven days to tidy up my mapping project for submission this week has been busy and just a little bit stressful. I've gone between feeling like everything is doable to lying awake at 3am worrying about it. So sadly this week has been spent mostly at my desk...

However I did do a few nice things - on Wednesday I went to Scott's for tea where we made the most delicious salmon wellingtons with black pudding for tea. Probably too much of a treat for a weekday but we loved them.

On Friday evening my aunt and uncle came out for tea. I've not seen them since April so it was lovely to catch up and show them all the photos I've taken over the summer.

Then after an early start on Saturday so I could get some work done Scott picked me up and we quickly went to Dundee. He had decided (the day we were going to a wedding) that he needed a suit and because he is quite little this was a bit of a challenge. I was a bit nervous what to wear too because I didn't know anyone else who was going but I choose this boohoo number I bought for my summer holiday. 

We had a lovely time, enough alcohol to make us chatty, a bit of dancing and a late taxi ride home. The people Scott works with are so nice - he doesn't know how lucky he is!

I arrived home Sunday afternoon to finish my project off to find another aunt and uncle had popped round randomly. I've not seen them in years (!?) so that was nice even though I wanted to get on with work. My parents also bought my Jamie Oliver's new book... I've obviously been going on about the TV show a lot!

I've not had time for any new blog posts this week but I have been sharing snippets on Instagram so give me a follow there if you want more.