Blog Archive 2014 • Cat Morley

Dec

31
 
Happy New Year
Tom and I have been struck down by the nastiest cold for the past few weeks and weren't even sure we'd be awake for New Years Eve but Mum, Dad & Grandma came through to visit so we forced ourse...
30
 
Bentoya
Mum & Grandma had been to see a play in Edinburgh this afternoon, so we met up with them afterwards for tea at Mademoiselle Macaron. Mum had fun playing with the ViewMasters. A new sushi resta...
29
 
Solar Storm
We met up with Duncan and Alex this morning at The Chocolate Tree and it felt so Christmassy sipping on a winter spice hot chocolate for breakfast. Our Secret Santa present had arrived from Twinki...
28
 
12 Year Anniversary
It was our 12 year anniversary today and Tom and I had a busy day planned. We started by meeting up with Keava for brunch at Nom De Plume on Broughton Street which is her favourite cafe and one we...
27
 
Saturday
Lynsey was in Edinburgh today, so we met up for brunch at Montpelier's. I've miss meeting up for our weekly brunches like when we lived in London and it was so nice to catch up. We then headed on ...
26
 
Boxing Day
It was Boxing Day today and it was so nice to get a chance to put our feet up and relax. I put on my reindeer onesie, read my Harley Quinn comic and munched on the London Gin truffles which have po...
25
 
Christmas
Merry Christmas. We were hosting Christmas again this year, so we had a very full house with my Mum, Dad, Nana, Grandma and kitty cat, Dime! We woke up to stockings stuffed with goodies and mine w...
24
 
Christmas Eve
It was Christmas Eve today which meant I got a giant Lindt teddy bear in my advent calendar and Tom got a LEGO Santa in his which came in very handy with our Christmas card. I was kept busy all da...
Christmas Is Awesome
We wanted to continue last year's singing Christmas card video tradition and weren't sure if we would be able to top it when we came up with the idea of turning our friends into LEGO. We record...
23
 
Paddington
We met up with the family to see Paddington this evening. I wasn't expecting too much from it but really loved it. Parts of it were set around where we lived in Maida Vale and it made us homesick f...
22
 
Monday
I've never had a Christmas jumper and was getting a little jealous of all the compliments Tom has been receiving on his collection when he surprised me with my own with a cat on it.
17
 
Wednesday
We're giving away a sewing machine from Singer on Cut Out + Keep over the holidays and to give everyone a little inspiration, I put it to the test by making some gifts for the family. I made Tom a...
13
 
Saturday
My Grandma has come to visit from Canada for Christmas and we got to spend the day with her. Grandma loves horses so we took her to see The Kelpies where we had mulled wine and mince pies.
11
 
Thursday
We were getting festive for this week's Cocktail Hour and experimenting with London dry gin and sloe gin from Sipsmiths. I've never been a huge fan of mince pies until I tried the ones at the Secr...
10
 
BUST Magazine
I've been reading BUST Magazine since I was 17 and have always dreamed of writing for them, so when they got in touch asking if I'd like to write a city guide for Edinburgh, I couldn't wait to tick...
07
 
Sunday
We headed to Blairadam Forest to get our Christmas tree today and I though we'd have to get a smaller one as we would be driving it home in the back of Fig, but Tom picked out a giant 7 foot pine.
04
 
Thursday
Tom had heard there would be some F1 drivers racing fast cars around Princes Street Gardens this morning, so we woke up bright and early and headed along to check it out. Jenson Button, Mika Hakki...
03
 
The Edinburgh Whiteout
Tonight was Google's Edinburgh Whiteout party for the City Experts at The Pompadour. We were handed cocktails with candy floss when we arrived and made our way in to a gorgeous snowy room with an o...

Nov

30
 
Starry Night
I'd read that Barns Ness lighthouse, near Dunbar, was a fantastic place to see the stars and the milkyway and we made a plan to head out on the next clear night. The lighthouse is at the end of a ...
28
 
Friday
I was experimenting with flavoured liqueurs from Edinburgh Gin for this week's cocktail hour and they are delicious. The rhubarb and ginger one is my favourite and tastes amazing in gin & tonic...
26
 
Royal Yacht Britannia
Tom and I were invited on a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia to review for a guide on the most Christmassy days out for the attractiontix blog.
24
 

MOT

MOT
Our Figaro went for it's first MOT this morning, and apart from a few dust covers which we had fitted at our nearby garage, he passed! We treated ourselves to lunch at Montpelier's while we nervou...
23
 
Sunday
It was the final F1 race of the year this morning and Tom was really excited about it, so I decided to cook him pancakes to enjoy while watching it. I've never been able to cook pancakes in the pa...
22
 
Around The Horn
I made a photo holder for the car out of pegboard beads which is the perfect size for Instax shots. It attaches to the air vents with a clip made from sugru on the back.
17
 
Monday
Google were back in our house to do some recording today for a possible new video, which meant it was time for our annual massive tidy up. It was good to get the house so clean but also exhausting.
16
 
Sunday
I'm not the only one to get a new haircut this week, Crafterella's also got a new look in this amazing art by Anna Grape. Arun was up in Edinburgh for the rugby so we met up with him and some of h...
14
 
Night In The Garden
We had tickets for Night in the Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens this evening and as my Mum loves gardens, and being outside at night, we knew she was going to love it. I wasn't sure what to ex...
13
 
Snowed In
LIT Cosmetics sent me a bunch of their products to play around with and I started by creating a black & white cut crease look. I'm going to make a couple of others and with Christmas just aroun...
11
 
Odds & Ends
We fell asleep after arriving back in Edinburgh on the Megabus this morning and woke up feeling cranky. Luckily, a new coffee shop called Odds & Ends had opened up just around the corner from u...

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