One of my favourite things to do is take my dog, Indie, to the pub with me. It’s very sociable. A lot of people will approach you and start conversations. She also enjoys being by my side while I sip on a gin and tonic.
Well, that’s summer gone. We didn’t have many good days. With being a wedding photographer it felt like I was always working on the sunny days we did get. Nic and I managed to finish work early one Friday in September, however, and take our dogs up Conic Hill.
Indie had an operation this year to remove a lump, so I’m wary of what she’s capable of now she’s getting old. I said to Nic, “Let’s keep an eye on Indie and only walk as far as she wants”. Well, Indie pulled us right to the top. She’s a trooper!
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! 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.
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!
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!
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.