Monday, November 20

My week in pictures #245

(From top left) We finished watching Rellik this week which I really enjoyed despite the confusing timeline. Before the theatre we went to the 'Noose & Monkey and I had macaroni with haggis. On Thursday we went to see Grease - it was amazing! I managed to get into a better gym routine this week. Christmas present inspiration in Oliver Bonas. The best games aren't always the ones - annoyingly.  
My new week started well with a morning trip to the gym then catching up with some things in the flat. I also bought my boyfriend and I tickets to the Geoscience Ball so now I'm excited for March next year. I also went along to a talk for the current third years about mapping projects which made me so glad I'm not in their shoes again.

All week I've been trying to get started on a report which is due early next week but because some parts are group work I've not really been able to get very far. Especially when you find out that one person hasn't done a crucial task... honestly group work shouldn't be allowed in your final year. 

Finally Thursday was the day I'd been looking forward to for ages - we were off to see Grease. First we met up with my flat mates family and got some food at the 'Noose & Monkey' before heading to His Majesties Theatre. The show was just as fantastic as I remembered it and I must admit to feeling a bit emotional as the overture started. 

The rest of my week was pretty chilled with a few trips to the library and the gym. On Saturday I even managed to get to the library an hour before it opened... oops! Then in the afternoon I treated myself with a trip to the shops and got back just in time to watch the rugby. 

On Sunday I managed to get the flat cleaner than it has been in the longest time. Then my boyfriend came round and we walked to lidl to get some shopping - including the ingredients for nachos. We watched telly while eating it then we were asleep by the time 'I'm a Celeb' started so I have that to look toward to.

This week on G is for Gingers: Bowling at Lane 7 Aberdeen | My First Pair of Girlfriend Jeans

Thursday, November 16

My First Pair of Girlfriend Jeans

Last month my much loved levis got a hole in them so they needed replaced quickly. Buying the right pair of jeans (at the right price) is notoriously difficult but I spotted this pair in Sainsburys and snapped them up.

I've never bought into the Mom jean or Girlfriend jean trend but I knew I wanted a more relaxed pair for comfort so I decided to give them ago. I think this pair are a little looser than I would have liked but they are comfy enough to wear all day which is always a bonus.

Is it just me or do they keep changing the names for different styles of jeans? I used to be able to buy slim fit and they were perfect but I don't seem to be able to get them anymore...

Top: Zara | Jeans: Tu Clothing | Boots: Helly Hansen (similar)
I always try to balance my outfits a little so if I'm wearing something loose on the bottom then something fitted on the top is more flattering. I've had this Zara top for years but it has found a new lease of life with these jeans. The boots I borrowed from my mum and they match perfectly. All my shoes are wearing out at the same time and I'm feel totally unprepared for winter. Hopefully my student loan will allow me to invest in some new pairs this month.

Do you have a recommendation for a pair of jeans that aren't skinny or tight fitting?

See the last time I styled this top - Edinburgh's Festival Fringe

Tuesday, November 14

Bowling at Lane 7 Aberdeen

Last week I was invited down to 'bowling heaven' otherwise known as Lane7. They have just opened a new place right in the city center of Aberdeen (next to the vue cinema just off Union Street). I heard about it a while ago so I was excited to have somewhere more grown up to have a drink and bowl as well as play table tennis (unlikely) and american pool.

Straight away we went to the bar to get a drink. They have a large selection including different varieties of gin and cocktails too. The bartender recommended this Plum & Sloe and it was delicious - I'll definitely have it again!

The whole place is very Instagrammable which for a blogger is perfect - I was happily snapping away at the decor. 

Then it was time to bowl. The venue is small with only six lanes (they missed out the first lane so they could have a 7th lane - cheeky) but that only adds to it's atmosphere. I was really dreadful at the bowling but we still had fun.

The pool tables were busy on the night so we didn't get a chance to play and it was a school night so we missed out on the cocktails too. As if I didn't need another reason to go back they are opening a pizza place soon. Friends, pizza, cocktails and bowling - what more could you ask for?

Lane7, 1 Shiprow, Aberdeen, AB11 5BY

For coming along to the preview
night I was given a complimentary
game of bowling and a drink for 
each of my friends by Lane7.