Wednesday, April 26

Blossom Embroidered Denim Jacket

Chions: Fat Face | Top: Levis | Jacket: Tu at Sainsburys | Shoes: Cath Kidston
My mum spotted this awesome jacket on the Tu website and called me to tell me about it. I've been talking about a denim jacket recently because I thought one would fit right into my spring/summer wardrobe. As soon as I saw this jacket I know it was the right one for me and my lovely mum bought it for me while I was in Aviemore. They don't have it online anymore but maybe it is still in store.

The pink floral blossom is a perfect match for these Fat Face chinos so I decided this would be one of my looks for a trip to Glasgow last week. Fat Face don't seem to have a pink pair of chinos this year but they do have a similar style in different colours. 

To finish this look off I added this simple levis tee with the dainty floral on the front and these Cath Kidston plimsolls. I got them in the sale last November but they've only recently come out of my wardrobe for spring. The woodland animals on them are just too cute.

I've been waiting 'not so' patiently for the blossom tree in the garden to flower to take pictures next to it but now it seems a lifetime ago. I'm back in Aberdeen where there has been grey skies, pouring rain, icy wind and SNOW!? Hopefully there will be more spring looks on the blog soon... just as long as spring actually comes back.

Monday, April 24

My week in pictures #219

(From top left) Curry at Obsession of India on Tuesday night in Glasgow. Artwork on the side of one of the University buildings. On Wednesday Scott and I visited the Riverside Museum. Bundi behaving crazily while barking at stones on our evening walk. I've spent time updating my Scrapbook and can't wait to order more photos for it. Going out to a house party on Saturday night. 
On Monday morning Scott came to pick me up and we drove down to Glasgow for a couple of days. We got there before check in so decided to waste sometime in Ikea. We both just bought little bits and pieces before heading to our hotel to relax. We stayed in the Hilton Double Tree in the city center which was just perfect. Later that day we headed out to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner - I eat so much I could barely walk back again. 

Tuesday was our day for wandering so after a long lie we went down to the shops to get my boyfriends mum an easter egg from hotel chocolate. After a cheeky McDonalds lunch we walked to the Botanic Gardens then onto Kelvingrove park before walking back to the hotel. That was already a lot of steps but we had decided on Obsession of India for dinner so walked there in the evening. It was really tasty but on a Tuesday night the restaurant was dissected. 

On our final morning we checked out and went to Cafe Nero for breakfast. Scott suggested the Riverside Museum so we got in the car and drove there. I've already been before but it was interesting to go again and take even more in. After we'd done that it was time to drive home again - such a short but sweet break.

The end of the week was reserved for studying for exams that are creeping up on me. I got quite a lot done plus I was able to take outfit pictures, do some scrapbooking, take my dogs for walks and spend time with my family before going back to Aberdeen.

Scott and I had been invited to a party on Saturday night so after the Aberdeen Vs Hibs we headed back up. We didn't do much but eat pizza and watch TV until it was time to get ready. It is always nice to spend time with friends you've not been in along time and have a few drinks soo. We played Cards Against Humanity and then I had to drink the dirty pint after a game of Ring of Fire. When we arrived home in the early hours we were shattered (probably because we decided to walk back...).

I woke up with a sore head on Sunday but nothing too serious. We had the longest lie in, sausages for breakfast and didn't go out until about 4pm and that was only for pudding. My new Hello Fresh box arrived so we had five meals to choose from. I'm thinking about doing another review for that - would you like to see it? We had lots of episodes of Lucky Man to watch up on so spent the rest of the evening snuggling on the sofa.

A nice, chilled way to end the week before a week full of studying for exams!

This week on G is for Gingers: A Postcard From Aviemore

Wednesday, April 19

A Postcard From Aviemore

If you saw my Instagram last week you'll have seen a ton of photos from my week in Aviemore. We bought the timeshare for my Uncles 60th birthday and this year he turned 75 so that will give you some idea how long we've been going. My last 'Postcard from Aviemore' was in 2014 so I thought it was time for an update - even though we do more or less the same thing every year!

View from The Old Logging Way (near Coylumbridge).
View from the South West end of Loch An Eilein.

View from the path between Aviemore (Dalfaber) and Boat of Garten. 
We went on three decent bike rides this year. The first was to Loch An Eilein from Aviemore - round the loch and back. The second was too Boat of Garten along beside the steam train and back again. Finally for my Uncle 75th birthday we went to Loch Morlich via the Cairngorm Club Footbridge and back via the Old Logging Way.

View from the path between Aviemore (Dalfaber) and Boat of Garten.

View across the Cairngorms from 'Whitewells' farm.

The river Spey from Dalfaber.
There was 12 of us this year spread across two different houses so it was a pretty full on week. As there was so many people we mostly eat in the house at night. Midweek, however, we went to the Cairngorm Hotel (my favourite) for dinner. I had mince and tatties - it was huge and very very tasty. On our final night we went to the Garth Hotel in Grantown on Spey. The food there was also really tasty and very Scottish.

View from the Cairngorm Club Footbridge.

Another View from The Old Logging Way.

The blossom tree on the main street in Aviemore.
By the time Saturday came round again I was more than ready to head home to see my parents and my boyfriend too. It is great to spend time with my family but it was really busy and I didn't get much time to myself. Going to look forward to visiting again next year.

All these photos were taken on my Moto G2 - because I couldn't take my camera out on my bike! I hope you've enjoyed these photos and maybe they have inspired you to visit the Scottish Highlands.

Catch up with my last postcard style post - A Birthday Weekend in Pitlochry.