Blake The Toddler

I can’t believe how big my nephew is getting! He’s definitely not a baby anymore. We’ve have such a good bond. My sister says he never stops saying my name, “Auntie Ashley”. That’s because I’m a fun Auntie.

We visited my Gran as it was her 85th birthday but she was unwell. It’s really sad to see her health deteriorating, but Blake put a smile on her face.

I asked Blake what book he was reading. He has odd taste for a toddler…

 
 

RAMEN DAYO!

Ramen Dayo! seems to have captured Glasgow’s heart. They started off serving street food down an alleyway in Glasgow before moving to the basement of Max’s Bar and Grill. Now they’ve graduated to their own space on Queen Street and it’s delightful. I always get the same thing. Tonkotsu miso with an egg on top, washed down with Sake.

 
 

Sunday Morning Drive Through Inverness

After shooting a wedding in Inverness on Saturday, I awoke early on Sunday and enjoyed the drive from the Highlands to Glasgow. It doesn’t matter how often you drive this route, it’s always beautiful.

 
 

Bread Street Brasserie

Carolyn and I love food. We also love a good deal. Luckily 5pm had our back with their festival dining deal during the Edinburgh Fringe. We had a 3-course meal at Bread Street Brasserie with a glass of bubbly on arrival, 2 glasses of wine and coffee for £40.

5pm is running a lot of deals during the Edinburgh Fringe, so be sure to check them out. We left very happy and very full!

 
 

Fig + Sparrow

This coffee shop caught my eye while walking around Manchester. It’s a design store and speciality coffee bar. I had a long black and coffee cake. If I lived in Manchester I’d be a regular!

 
 

Friday Hike Up Conic Hill

Why haven’t I been to Conic Hill before?!

On Friday I finished work early and took Indie up Conic Hill. Correction; Indie pulled me up Conic Hill.

If you’ve been following along you may remember Indie had a cancerous tumour removed from her leg. There was a point this year I thought she may not be OK. I couldn’t have been more wrong. She still has a lot of pep!

Not bad for an 11 year old dog. We enjoyed the views together before spending the rest of the evening playing video games and eating takeaway. Perfect start to the weekend.

 
 

Tantrum Doughnuts

Living near Tantrum Doughnuts is both a blessing and a curse. Just look at these salted honey glazed doughnuts. How can I resist?

 
 

Mural In Progress

The talented guys at Thirst Craft have an exhibition on at The Lighthouse—The Grist Exhibition. You’ll have to check it out yourself, but I took some work in progress pictures of the mural.

 
 

Cat Sitting Prince Harry

My neighbour got a kitten, so I’ve been doing a bit of cat sitting. I can’t say my dog, Indie, is particularly happy with me.

 
 

Coffee and Croissant

I needed all the fuel before a long day at the Ignite off-site in London. Black coffee and croissant at Notes coffee shop did the job.

 
 
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