Good Friday.

The Easter weekend is upon us, which for some means a glorious 4 days off work and time to spend with your nearest and dearest, today I spent it with J.
He had planned a mini pub crawl, so mini that it only consisted of 4 pubs, the Barony, The Cumberland Bar, The Wally Dug & Kay’s. Each pub was different and had its quirks (which I love), but my favourite was Kay’s… I think what really sold it was my new found friend (woof!). I like pubs for the look and the atmosphere, J however goes on the ales and whisky (Kay’s was his favourite too). We drank in each pub, but had lunch in The Cumberland Bar, I went for the veggie haggis burger with added cheese and J went for the fish and chips, both absolutely delicious AND very filling! The only issue with that pub, is that my bottle of cider was nearly £5!!! I think we may try and pop into a few more pubs whilst we’re off (there’s a new one just opened up in Portobello).

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Summer. Yey.

So, it is officially summer… We have had a few days of sunshine and heat which has been fantastic,  even as I type, I am laying in the garden getting my vitamin D!
This bout of good weather certainly makes for happier people. Sadly due to my shifts, when the weather is beautiful and I am off work I have no one to play with. Thankfully, Jaimie is on felxi time and he’s normally home at 3:30pm, this avo we have done a spot of shopping, are now relaxing on the grass and I have a glass of coconut rum & coke in hand with a bottle of Asti (my new fave drink) in the fridge for later… Mum and Dad will be popping along for a few glasses and a ‘chin wag’.

The best things about summer are the clothes, I can wear summer dresses, skirts, beautiful shoes and sometimes I don’t even wear a jacket(!) and also the FOOD, bbqs and a lot of salads are consumed (however, tonight will be steak) and with that, comes alfresco dining.

I’m hoping to get a lot of done in the summer months, including the garden, the house, mini trips and adventures with my man, family and best buddies! I just hope I can get some weekends off…

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Round Up.

Herrow chaps and chapettes!

Not much has been happening since I last checked in with you, still working away and spending money on clothes and shoes.

I turned the ripe old age of 26, as you get older you realise how much birthdays are not a bit deal. BUT I did however have an awesome birthday night with my best buds! The theme was Man v Food, everybody was invited to make big/lots of food and bring drinks. I went for the giant cheeseburger and with Jaimie’s help it was AMAZING.
It was a very drunken night (even though I was horrifically ill, I had viral infection), it wss filled with party games, face paints and people popped on all the trinkets inside their party bags. I loved it and I love my friends.

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I also happened to go on a long weekend away to the beautiful city of Budapest. I went with 4 of my buddies and we spent 4 days and 3 nights exploring, taking in the sights and sounds with a pub crawl thrown in for good measure. Budapest is stunning and the weather was quite good, surprisingly warm in October! There is so much history and it was great to learn about it.
I will definitely be going back and this time taking Jaimie as he is DESPERATE to go.

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Other things in Kathryn news is that I have a new phone which I love, hiya Galaxy SIII! Burst my lip and hurt my teeth on a drunken night out. Went to the RBS Museum Lates with Lisa and her work friends, again another drunken night out. Took mum to Chamber Street Museum to see the Catherine The Great exhibition, which is a must (it has since finished). Dinner and a meeting with Jaimie’s family for his dad’s 60. Spent more money on clothes and shoes. Treated mum, dad and Jaimie to lunch. Gotten over a viral infection AND cut my fringe in… again.

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A Wee Round Up.

So I’ve been quite lazy with my blogging over the past few weeks and my excuse is that I have started a new job (yippee!) and when I come home I just want to chill out and sleep.  Yes you have read right folks I have a new job, I am now no longer a cinema employee!  This is my 3rd week in the new job now and I am enjoying it, however it is strange to go from working with 34 people to 3, shift patterns to 9-5 everyday and having the weekends off.  I feel like a proper adult now, I have my own desk, with a big brand new and shiny Mac and a lovely new leather high backed chair, whoever would have thought that I would get so excited about a high backed chair(!). 

I also went on a mini break a couple of weekends ago with 4 of my besties up to a place called Portnellan.  We managed to pick up a deal on itison in February and booked it for October.  We thought we would be staying in a log cabin but we were given a cottage(!), it was beautiful and we settled in no time, the view from the cottage was stunning also.  We visited a few places, stayed in in the evenings eating, watching telly and getting a little tipsy… Twas a much needed break for all of us and we are keeping our eyes peeled for more deals like that so we can get the whole gang together!

Then there was Halloween… I spent the morning carving my FIRST EVER(!) pumpkin with Lisa and the evening was spent at Amy’s new flat.  Myself and Lisa didn’t decide what we were going to dress up as until 4 hours before and we chose go as…(drum roll)… ZOMBIES!  All we did was bloody up an old shirt and zombie-fy our faces, considering we had a minimal about of time I think we did a bloody good job (get it, ‘bloody’…Haw!).  Everyone made such an effort, however Paul had put so much more time into his costume than anyone else, he looked wicked and I could barely take my eyes of him.  We had fab wee night, but I left when everyone else decided to go into town as I was skint.  SAD FACE. 

And last but not least I went to see the beautiful Katy Perry on Tuesday night at the SECC in Glasgow.  We missed the support act as we never made it through to the SECC until 8:30pm.  It was packed when we arrived and there were lots of folks dressed up and out for a good time, some of the outfits were fantastic.  I was singing my little heart out and Jaimie was trying to sing along(!) and was tapping his feet.  We left at 10:30pm to get the last train back to Edinburgh and we were shattered the next day.  But I urge you to go and see Katy Perry in concert she’s amaze and oh so puuuuuurdy!

Afternoon Nibbles And Cocktails.

Months and months ago I purchased a voucher from LivingSocial  for my mum’s birthday (or mother’s day, I can’t quite remember!) for afternoon tea with a twist at the Birdcage in Musselburgh.  You get the usual which is your mini sandwiches and cakes; but instead of having tea, we had a cocktail made in front of us by a mixologist (and got to shake it up!).  We were asked to pick a cocktail from a small selection (of 4) and mum choose the strawberry cream ‘tea’, it was delish,  the mini sannies and cakes were just as delish and we managed to scoff them all!  It was lovely just to spend some time with my mum and have a good girlie giggle.

The Birdcage is a beautiful place in a unusual location (I wouldn’t have known about that place had it not been for the deal), the food and drink is also reasonably priced.  I’m considering going there for my 25th!


What A Weekend.

Well this weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time(!).  I had the Saturday off which I spent with Jaimie and my nearest and dearest, during the day I was down at my local beach (Portobello) where Jaimie and myself met up with Lisa and puppy Mac for some fun.  I then thought it would be a nice idea to invite my friends round for some much needed banter and drinks, so I sent the texts round and they started arriving at mine at 8pm.  The night continued until 3am and it seems that everyone had a fabby time as did I (it’s been so long since I’ve been with my friends), but I was knackered when they left! 

Sunday morning I awoke and got ready for work (for a 10 hour shift!), sleepy and in a ‘I can’t be bothered going to work’ attitude, but I got into work for 12 and was amazed to see work completely dead.  And was so very very happy when my boss asked me if I wanted to finish early as work wasn’t going to pick up, I jumped at the chance!  So after two and half hours work I was cashed up and sent on my way!  I knew my buds where planning a wee trip away so I joined them on the journey to Cramond beach where walked along in the sand and just sat about enjoying the sun and the company.  I’m hoping next weekend can be just as fun! 






Annual 80’s BBQ.

Last Saturday was Jamie and Ali’s annual 80’s BBQ, which is held at Jamie’s maw and paws house.  Every year the boys spends copious amounts of money on the finest foods and alcoholic beverages, the guests will bring more booze and maybe some nibbles.  This year was no different, no expenses spared, the BBQ was in full swing when we arrived and Jamie’s dad was cooking the food, 80’s music was blasting, there was face painting and the trampoline and hot tub were out(!).  This is the second year that the hot tub has been used and the second time I forgot to bring a swimming costume, however this year that didn’t bother me as I got in fully clothed!  It was a fabby night and I got super drunk, I sadly had to leave at 10:30pm as I was working at 9am the next day. I’m already looking forward to next year! 

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A Gathing Of The Minds.

Last Friday myself and some of my buds headed along to our friend Chris’s flat for an early birthday party(!).  We arrived at 9pm and I was home by half 12, I am such a lightweight!  It was great to see him and other folks who I hadn’t seen for ages, there seemed to be a dress up theme going on throughout the night…..

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