Thursday, June 29

A Postcard from Torridon

Upper Loch Torridon
You might have seen from my Instagram posts but I'm just back from the longest, most tiring 10 days in Torridon for my third geology field trip. The spectacular views made up for how exhausted I was by the time our final hand in was over.

We stayed at the youth hostel in Torridon which was the nicest place we've stayed - with lots of space to work and relax in the evening. We traveled around a lot going to Assant and a 10 hour day climbing Sgurr Dubh (schur-doo).

I'm having a well earned rest day today so I'm going to leave you with these pictures. Hope you're all having a good week.

Laide, Gruinard Bay

Laide, Gruinard Bay

Alligin

Alligin

Alligin

Sgurr Dubh

View from Sgurr Dubh
Previous geology field trips: A Postcard from Arran | A Postcard From The Isle of Skye

Thursday, June 22

Falling in Love with a Paisley Print Maxi Dress






Dress: Boohoo | Shoes: Caprice | Necklace: Happiness Boutique* |  Bracelets: Accessorize


I really wanted a maxi dress for going on holiday so after consulting Twitter I ordered two from boohoo in the hope I'd like one. This one surprised me and actually when I sent the other one back (it was too big for me) this one crew on me even more.

I wore it on our final night in Tenerife but I don't feel like the time I had it on justified how gorgeous it is. I want to wear it again so badly. The colour and pattern are so me and I love the fit too. The sleeves aren't too tight and the shoulders sit nicely in a bardot style.

It has been a while since I bought something from boohoo but I must remember them again in the future. I'm currently away on a geology field trip where the Internet it almost non existent. I'm missing social media but I'm keeping my Instagram updated with pictures of rocks.

Tuesday, June 20

Places To Eat in Costa Adeje Tenerife


There are hundreds of places to eat in Costa Adeje, from cheap english style cafes along the beach to sophisticated cocktail bars. Scott and I like to eat out but it can feel overwhelming when you first arrive. Some of the places on this list we've been to before but others were chosen mainly with the help of tripadvisor as we were relaxing in the late afternoon. All are aimed towards tourists but we had some great meals (and cocktails) while we were on holiday.

HARD ROCK CAFE

The Hard Rock Cafe is a massive tourist hotspot but my holiday wouldn't be complete without a visit. It was jumping when we arrived so we had cocktails on their rooftop bar before our meal. The food was delicious as normal and we both loved the burgers we choose.

I had the banana berry colada to start our evening. Followed by the Tennessee BBQ burger and a port of mischief cocktail.

Mostly I love the building which is seriously impressive and from the toilets you get a view of the new Hard Rock Hotel which also looks seriously cool. 


HARLEY'S AMERICAN 
RESTAURANT

A similar American style restaurant - Scott and I both loved Harley's. Much closer to our hotel it had a delicious menu full of burgers, tex-mex and an extensive list of cocktails.

I opted for the chilli cheese dog with potato wedges. It looks massive but missing out some of the bread I almost finished it. I washed it down with a cocktail - I can't remember which one but I really enjoyed it.

Plus the vintage cars outside are pretty awesome.

TONY ROMA'S

A second chain restaurant a trip to Tenerife wouldn't be complete without is Tony Roma's. I visited for two years ago and we also went to the branch in Orlando last year.

I was burgered out by this point so I opted for their classic baby back ribs with fried prawns. Both were mouth wateringly delicious and I enjoyed having something more than just ribs on my plate. Scott has the same but with fried chicken.

You can see a theme here with cocktails - this time I think it was a bahama mama which was tasty. We left feeling full and very sleepy.

RESTAURANT AZAR

We visited Azar the last time we were on holiday and I still remembered how delicious their paellas were. Plus it is right on the beach so the views of the sunset are amazing.

So this time we both had one - mine was just fish while Scott's was fish and meat. In hindsight I wish I'd chosen that one because there was starting to get alot of fish in mine.

Washed down with a bottle of red wine it was another great meal of our holiday. It's just a shame we didn't have time to visit again. 

BOMBAY BABU INDIAN TANDOORI 
RESTAURANT

When Scott said he fancied an indian on our first night I was sceptical but went a lot with his suggestion. 

Right away their host was friendly and made us laugh. The two curries, rice and naan bread were all delicious. I couldn't fault it and I've had alot of curries. 

We enjoyed it so much we came back a second time near the end of our holiday. The host remembered us which was a nice touch and the food was equally good. We choose an even better bottle of wine (one we enjoyed so much we bought a couple of bottles home).

LIMONCELLO

This was one of the stand out meals of the holiday for me. Sat right on the beach promenade watching the sun setting over the sea.

I had a hurricane cocktail which was a well needed refreshment. Craving pasta I chose the seafood tagliatelle. It was delightfully rich and filling.

The staff in limoncello were attentive but not overpowering. The waiter didn't judge when I was trying to take the arty photo at the start of this post either.


ROY'S PIZZA AND INDIAN TANDOORI 

A pizza take-away on holiday seems to be a bit of a tradition now. After reading some tripadvisor reviews we choose Roy's Pizza who delivered straight to our hotel.

I picked the pizza on recommendation from tripadvisor too and loved it. Pollo Barbacoa was fresh tasting.

Is there anywhere better to eat pizza than in your jammies, outside on your own balcony. Who didn't say we were classy people?

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Sunday, June 18

My week in pictures #226

(From top left) Sunsets have been great this week - a view from my bedroom window. Spending some quality time with my best pal. A little field trip haul from Mountain Warehouse on Friday. My first homemade cocktail - it was pretty good so I'll be making it again soon. I finished the third season of the flash with tears in my eyes. A walk up the glens on Friday with my boyfriend.
This week has been great even if they weather didn't start off amazing it certainly ended well. We've had the sunniest weekend so I've been outside a lot. On Monday morning my mum insured my to drive the car for the first time since January. Instead of being nervous I was excited to get back behind the wheel. Our first trip was a little one into town and the supermarket - followed by a longer one the next day. 

I've also been trying to catch up on blog work this week - write two posts for this week then two for next week when I'm away on my field trip. This has gone surprisingly well even though I've felt so rushed. On Wednesday I drove to Scotts by myself (it felt so good!) and we had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. 

Thursday was an early start because Scott was getting new windows so the joiner arrived at 9am. After driving back I did very little for the rest of the day - I don't normally get bored but on Thursday I was definitely getting cabin fever. 

There was a little last minute field trip shopping I had to do so I drove to Dundee for the first time on Friday. Driving in a city was easier than I anticipated and I don't think my mum or dad could fault my driving. 

I managed to get everything I needed in mountain warehouse which left mum and I free to browse. We both managed to pick up the books we were looking for in the oxfam shop, I also got American Gods in The Works to read before the TV series. After we had lunch in the DCA before finishing our shopping and driving home.

Saturday I was up early because I was keen to see Scott. As the weather was glorious I pulled out my holiday clothes and we went to our favourite Glen Dye for a walk. Simply the best way to spend a Saturday. In the evening we made a curry and flicked through the rubbish Saturday night TV. I can see why we go to the pub so often... 

It was a slow start on Sunday but once we got outside we walked to Tesco for the food we needed then after a rest in the house we went for a long walk around the beach. We then drove to get ice cream which we couldn't eat fast enough. 

It has been a glorious weekend but now I need to pack, write another blog post and schedule tweets. My bedroom is currently 25° so it isn't making it very easy.

This week on G is for Gingers: A Postcard from Tenerife 2017 | Tenerife 2017 | Holiday Outfit Diary

Friday, June 16

Tenerife 2017 | Holiday Outfit Diary

Ditsy Knits via TK Maxx
 Before I went on holiday I shared a wish list of the sort of things I might like to add to my wardrobe but honestly I have no money and ended up purchasing just the one dress. Also a lot of the things took this time I also took in 2015 too. I'm not to sort of person to buy a whole case of new clothes just for one week.

This didn't stop me from putting together a holiday outfit diary though. The first dress is a holiday favourite of mine. Comfy and easy to throw over a bikini or an early morning trip to the supermarket. I love this photo Scott took of me in front of a beautiful mosaic wall.

Dress: Topshop 
 This dress was a Topshop sale purchase in 2015 - I've already featured it on my blog but I was excited to take it on holiday so it lived up to its full beach vibe potential. I love how structured it is and it was great for going out in the evening for a meal.

Dress: New Look | Sandals: New Look | Sunglasses: Versace
 Another sale purchase but this time from New Look - I've featured it a couple of times on my blog but I have to layer it in Scotland. It is great for hot weather because it is so light and it has cut out detail on the size.

Top: New Look | Shorts: New Look
 I can't get enough of the beautiful pattern of these shorts - I bought them in New Look last year for going to Florida. I regret not buying the matching top but it looks great with white ones. The pattern and colours are just so bold and gorgeous.

Dress: Zaful* | Shoes: New Look | Sunglasses: Versace
Despite sharing this dress on my blog I've never worn it - the back is open so I would be cold in Scotland. Perfect for Tenerife though and I wish I could wear it even more.

Dress: Primark | Sandals: New Look
How awesome is this wall outside Siam Mall? I couldn't resist getting a snap including my outfit. I bought this dress in Primark last year. The colour caught my eye and it was only £2 so I snapped it up hoping I'd get the chance to wear it.

I bought a new dress from Boohoo before I left and it is about the only outfit I don't have a photo of. I'm going to share it with you next week so keep an eye out for that.


See my last post - A Postcard from Tenerife 2017


My outfit diary from our last visit - Tenerife 2015 | Holiday Outfit Diary

Tuesday, June 13

A Postcard from Tenerife 2017


The first week in June my boyfriend and I spent 10 nights in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. We stayed in the same hotel as last time and it was exactly the relaxing break we were after. My summer is about to get really busy with the start of my dissertation work and we wanted something super chilled and guess what... we did basically nothing the whole time we were there!

My fitbit did count 90 miles over the whole holiday because every day we left the hotel and went for a walk down by the beach either south towards Los Cristianos or north towards La Caleta. It was on these walks that most of these photos were taken. We spent a fair amount of time in the Pool Center brushing up on our skills, drank cocktails at the hardrock cafe and no trip would be complete without visiting Siam Park.

The water park was just as awesome as I remember it. I wrote about it last time so I won't repeat myself but this time we got to ride Kinnaree which was scarily awesome and Singa their aqua coaster which is the best water ride I've ever been on!

I didn't leave with a tan but it was so relaxed and to me there is nothing better than quality time with my other half... counting down the days until we don't have to say goodbye when we get home!








I've got an outfit diary coming later this week and potentially a foodie post if you're interested!

Check out the posts from my last visit to Tenerife - A Postcard from Tenerife 2015 | Visiting Siam Park, Tenerife

Sunday, June 11

My week in pictures #225

(From top left) Pre-holiday meal at Prezzo in Glasgow the night before we flew to Tenerife. Obligatory wing shot to show we were going on holiday. Pizza takeaway on our balcony because we were shattered. The Pull & Bear store in Siam Mall is pretty awesome. Boarding to go home again on Friday evening. Watched Scotland play in the pub on Saturday night then drowned our sorrows afterwards. 
This post is just going to be a quick update of that I've been up to for the past couple of weeks. A week past Monday we traveled down to Glasgow for some shopping and an early night before our flight to Tenerife on Tuesday. It seems like such a long time ago now but we had dinner at Prezzo before getting an early night because we were both shattered.

We has 10 nights to enjoy in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. We stayed in the sunwing hotel where we spend our first holiday together in 2015. I don't want to go into too much detail now because I have lots of pictures to share with you this week.

Our holiday was so chilled and we didn't get up to alot. The main part was visiting Siam Park which was as awesome as I remember it. There is a reason it was voted the world's best water park! Apart from that days were mostly spent at the beach and having nice meals.

When we got our flight back home on Friday night I was sad to be leaving so soon. It was a very long day because we didn't get back until 2am so Saturday morning was lazy before we went to the pub to watch the football with Scott's parents. Afterwards we kind of drowned our sorrows so Sunday has been a lazy one too. 

I'll be updating you all about my holiday next week so give me a follow on Bloglovin' so you don't miss the posts or see some of my holiday photos on Instagram now!

This week on G is for Gingers: Summer Holiday Wish List | The Towel Shop Egyptian Cotton Bathrobe

Wednesday, June 7

The Towel Shop Egyptian Cotton Bathrobe

Egyptian Collection Luxury Towelling Dressing Gown
I've never really been a dressing gown person - when I'm cold in the house I prefer to wear fluffy jumpers bought in the pyjama section. However, when The Towel Shop got in touch to ask if I would like to try one of their  bathrobes I thought I would give it ago. After all getting out of a nice hot shower or bath is one of the most difficult things. Especially in winter!


When my bathrobe arrived I was impressed by the weight of the material. I put it in the wash before I used it and the egyptian cotton came out even softer. The towering material means it is great for drying after a shower or bath.

At £27.54 it isn't the cheapest however you get what you pay for. This is a lot of material in this bathrobe and I'm sure the quality will mean it will last for years and years too. 

I liked the silver colour best but it also comes in Cream, White and Latte so hopefully there is something there to suit everyones taste.


The only potential downfall of this bathrobe is that it only comes in one size. I'm a UK size 12 and it is quite bulky on me and you can see how much I've rolled the sleeves up. This isn't a problem for me and sure it will just be even cosier in winter.


My house is probably too warm for a cosy bathrobe like this at the moment but come winter in my student flat I'm sure I will be very glad of the extra warmth. The Towel Shop also very kindly sent one for Scott too and I'm sure he will appreciate it just as much as I do.

I can also vouch for the quality of the towels in their Bamboo collection. I won them in a giveaway earlier this year and they are the softest towels I've ever owned!