Indie

Indie’s operation is a distant memory. Stitches out, jumper off, cone head in the bin. She’s still getting special treatment, though, and is getting comfy on my bed.

 
 

Coffee Break at Black Pine

Now I’ll be arranging all of my client meetings at Black Pine Coffee! Last weekend I met a couple whose wedding I’m shooting next year. I ordered a coffee brewed with the Chemex and nursed it while a dog stared at me.

 
 

Foggy Mornings

Waking up to fog is a lot of fun when you’re a photographer. You just have to get outside with your camera.  The fog—coupled with the roads being closed for Santa Dash—gave this morning an eerie vibe. I couldn’t stay out for too long, though. It’s minus 2!

 
 

Yawn

I’m as tired as Indie is in this photo. I’ve been training hard, lifting heavier (hit a PB of 90KG deadlift) and pushing myself on the treadmill. I’ve also been attending a circuits class for the last month. Most days I feel like I can be in bed for 9PM. Now that I’m 30 it takes longer to see the results, but I’m determined to keep going!

 
 

Brunch At Wilson Street Pantry

Whenever friends visit Glasgow, I struggle to settle on where to take them for brunch. This is because Glasgow has so many good spots.

Scott and I found ourselves in the city centre—where options are a bit more limited—so we headed to Merchant City for brunch at Wilson Street Pantry.

The light was as lovely as the food and coffee.

 
 

Halloween With A Toddler

Oops, I’m late in posting these Halloween photos. I was lucky to spend Halloween with my nephew, Blake. He’s just over 2 years old and beginning to understand what Halloween is. Well, not in any depth—but that he gets to dress up and eat sweeties!

My sister, a dress designer, made my nephew’s costume. She asked him what he wanted to dress as and he was adamant he wanted to be a duck.

He got very sticky and hyper from all of the sugar, so we gave him a bath before bed time. It was a fun Halloween!

 
 

An Update On Indie

Indie went under anaesthetic for another operation. Fortunately the lump was fatty. It disintegrated as the vet touched it. Great news!

I was dreading the recovery period as it wasn’t fun when we went through it earlier this year. However, Indie has bounced back really well. I think it’s because they didn’t have to remove a big margin around the lump, so the recovery has been easier.

Love you, girl!

 
 

Black Pine Coffee Has A New Home

Earlier this year I visited Pete at his pop-up coffee shop in Perth. He’s now graduated to his own space on Great Western Road.

I visited the first day Black Pine opened to show my support and get black coffee into my system. I know Pete’s done a lot of work since then. He’s commissioned a window mural, now offers an assortment of food and has improved the seating.

Now we have another great coffee spot in Glasgow! I’ll be in on Saturday when I’m meeting my wedding clients.

 
 

A Fairytale Winter In Pitlochry

My sister and I stayed at Atholl Palace on Sunday. We were treated to a three course dinner, access to the spa and a full-Scottish breakfast. I think it set both of us up for the festive period. It was like a winter wonderland!

This was all booked through 5PM, which has a selection of deals for Christmas. My sister and I are going to book my mum and her partner an overnight stay as a Christmas present. Don’t worry, my mum doesn’t read this blog.

We explored the Atholl Palace grounds on Sunday when we arrived. It had been snowing and it was freezing, but we heated up afterwards in the hot tub. Then we relaxed with cocktails in the bar before dinner.

This morning we popped into the village, Pitlochry, and wandered around the boutique shops. There was a Christmas shop, so we bought my nephew The Elf on the Shelf.

I would definitely return to Atholl Palace, but I’d book two nights and take advantage of some of the popular walks. We were lucky with the weather. It stayed dry except from a light dusting of snow. Beautiful!

 
 

Mulled Wine Time

It’s Christmas market time! I know some people delay festivities for as long as possible, but I love Christmas. Some friends and I visited the Christmas market one Friday evening and warmed up with mulled wine. Other things I like about the Christmas market; heated macaroons, currywurst and fake snow.

 
 
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