I couldn’t get a dog sitter, so I took Indie to Newcastle with me. What an adventure we had! 8 mile walk around the city centre, dinner at Dat Bar, cocktails at the hotel bar. I hope we many more adventures, Indie.
Took my nephew, Blake, to 10 10 for a strawberry milkshake. He approved. 10 10 used to be Monty’s, which used to be Montgomery’s.
Met my pals, Lindsay and Joe, for brunch at Kelvingrove Cafe. They were hungover. Aside from my cold I was fresh as a daisy. Still, I treated myself to a big breakfast—the brioche french toast. It was so good I ate it before I could take a photo. Here is a picture of my coffee, though.
Every morning Indie and I take a walk before work. It means I get to sit at the computer in peace. The past couple of days have felt very spring-like, so I took my camera with me. This is the Clyde Arc—or the squinty bridge as it’s known by locals.
It’s been a few months since I shared a photo of Blake. He’s almost 3 and growing up quickly. We can have conversations now, which has made being an Auntie even more fun! Toys ‘R’ Us is shutting down so stock is 25% off. I bought him a Skye toy from the Paw Patrol series. I think he liked it.
It’s been almost a year since I visited Cottonrake Bakery, despite finding myself on Great Western Road often. On Saturday I returned with my friend, Rab. It’s a lovely spot for fresh cakes, but make sure you visit early—they usually sell out.
This was one of those Sundays I really enjoy. A day of uninterrupted me stuff, like taking Indie for a long walk, cleaning the house and going out for a run. The fact the sun was shining instantly put me in a good mood. These Scottish winters can feel awfully long, you know. The light in my apartment was on point and I had to capture Indie settling into this sun patch for a sleep.
This is Ella and Macy, my friend’s dogs. They’ve had some bad news about Ella’s health and there’s a chance she won’t be here in 6 months. It’s heartbreaking. I know how much my friend loves these dogs, so I offered to do a family shoot. Now they’ll have some nice memories to look back on. Here’s a photo I took of Ella when she was a puppy. They’re both lovely dogs and I know Ella will be getting lots of cuddles.
Okay, I lied. It’s not called Monty’s. It used to be Montogomery’s. Then Monty’s. Most recently it’s rebranded to 10 10. I don’t care what it’s called, as long as they continue serving Vietnamese coffee I’ll be there.
I’ve never visited Monty’s or 10 10 or whatever and not ordered the Vietnamese Coffee. It’s very sweet and a nice change from my usual coffee.
I’m a few days late in posting this, but the 25th of January was my birthday. Birthdays stop mattering after a certain age, but I made sure I had a day of ‘me’ stuff. It looked like this:Had breakfast at Tantrum Doughnuts Did a bit of work Bought a new video game (Wildlands. It’s really good.) Enjoyed tapas and cocktails in Finnieston
Instagram and I have a funny relationship. It’s one of the first apps I check in the morning, but the algorithm updates amongst other things irk me.
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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.
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!