Indie Is My Best Friend

I got Indie from Cardonald Cat and Dog Home when she was 6 months old. She’s now approaching 11 and—while I have noticed her slow down and her fur turn grey—she’s still going strong. Yesterday we went out a slow, 30 minute run and she kept up the with me the whole way.

Indie is my best friend.

 
 

My Birthday In Switzerland

I wasn’t thrilled about turning 30. To soften the blow I celebrated my birthday abroad. The criteria was the following:

  • Cheap flight from Edinburgh or Glasgow airport
  • Short journey
  • Scenic place to take photos

A flight to Geneva was £80 from Edinburgh and only a 2 hour flight. With a lake and mountains within distance, it was the ideal location.

Booked.

I train hopped from Geneva to Lausanne and Vevey. Lake Geneva was very grey. I come from Scotland-I am used to grey weather, but we often get a break in the cloud at some point during the day.

For the 4 days I was in Switzerland, it was coated in a grey blanket of cloud.

I tried chasing the light by visiting Lausanne and Vevey, but the weather app lied to me. Still, this didn’t dampen my trip and I did a lot of street photography seeing as landscapes were out of the question.

Despite the greyness, I had a wonderful birthday. Switzerland was beautiful, I drank good coffee and expensive gin, and I got to try out a different style of photography.

 
 

Sunday in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Sunday saw Kaitlin, Rab and I head to Stockbridge in Edinburgh. Stockbridge is fairly central yet feels like its own village. I’d love to live here, but property prices are sky high.

There’s a market that—even on a grey Sunday—was bustling with people and dogs. I had Steampunk coffee and drooled over the gyoza.

Afterwards we walked up Calton Hill. Despite being in Edinburgh a lot, I’ve never explored Calton Hill. It’s a hotspot for tourists because you have a view of the city.

10/10, would Edinburgh again.

 
 

Breakfast at Kelvingrove Cafe

I published this post yesterday and then my site got hacked. I can’t remember what I wrote, but the gist of it was: breakfast at Kelvingrove Cafe was good.

 
 

Happy New Year!

Indie and I are wishing you all a happy new year from Glasgow in Scotland. I promise to take more photos in 2017. My blog is feeling a little neglected, but it’s purely because I’ve been focusing on building Jack. Photography is still important to me. I hope you have a creative year ahead!

 
 

Merry Christmas

This Christmas was exciting. My nephew is old enough to now interact with his presents. He loved unwrapping and exploring them. He was especially enamoured with his Thomas the Tank Engine bubble machine. LOOK AT THAT FACE.

 
 

A Weekend In Warsaw

Chad and Scott booked a week in Warsaw, Poland and I invited myself along for the weekend. Wanting to get away for a winter adventure, Warsaw was perfect for mulled wine, 2-for-1 hotdogs, card games and history.

I didn’t have a bad meal or coffee in this city. I also played my first game of Jenga.

A few iPhone photos are on Instagram.

 
 

Mussels For One

Last week, I took myself to Distil for some lunch. I like spending time on my own. I enjoyed Beavertown Neck Oil and some Shetland mussels, house cured bacon and fresh herb broth. It was one of the most enjoyable lunches I’ve had.

Alternative shot on my Instagram.

 
 

Coffee Makes Everything Possible

Coffee, video games, my dog. That’s life.

 
 

Hal

This is Hal. Do yourself a favour and check out his Instagram. He’s just moved to Glasgow from down South.

 
 
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