Sunday Catch Up #12


This week I have mostly been burning through money like it’s going out of fashion. I’ve desperately been needing a new laptop for ages so I picked one up this week. It wasn’t expensive but I used this as an excuse to justify also buying a new satchel (mint of course), tickets for a comedy show, flowers etc. I may have to do a May spending ban…

Made Up


I went to a couple of Science Festival events this week. Last Saturday I went to Made Up? at Summerhall which was an exploration of the science of cosmetics. There was a bit of history thrown in with an 18th century live makeover. The foundation was a bit pale (white was the fashion to cover up sores) but the rouge used on the cheeks and lips reminded me a lot of Benetint – things haven’t changed that much! We also had the chance to make our own charcoal based facemasks.


My mask was a bit lumpy but seemed to work OK. Don’t think I’ll be giving up my Origins too soon thought!

I also popped along to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at National Museum Scotland which was fantastic. It’s on until the 1st of June and absolutely fee so I really recommend this for any animal/nature/photography fan. It’s based in one room so easy to get round even if you only have a free 15 minutes.

The other major event this week (aside from being crazy busy at work) was introducing my parents and David’s parents. After 5 years this shouldn’t be a big deal but as we were meeting for lunch it seemed a bit formal. Went very well though – phew! We went to the Sun Inn which is local to the village my parents live in and is really nice. It’s a fairly standards Scottish gastro-pub style place but has won lots of awards so definitely worth a visit and not too far out of the city.

Tulips and Mini Eggs

Happy Easter everyone!

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