We had Mama J round for dinner tonight. Jasper absolutely loves her! He was snuggled up on her lap most of the evening *swoon* She totally loves him too, as long as he doesn’t lick her! Haha. I feel the same way.
I had a lovely dinner with a couple of the girls tonight at Ask Italian and we were sat in a booth with this wonderful material on the back board. It was so soft! It was such a relaxed atmosphere we ended up sitting chatting for another hour after paying our bill!
Jasper and I fancied a change of scenery today. After a week with sickness, staring at my laptop doing photography courses and clearing out clothes for the charity, we wanted to go on a wee adventure! So we headed to Brimmond Hill to scope it out for potential portrait shoots. Depending what direction the wind’s coming from, it has potential! My cheeks were sore from how cold the wind was at the top, but Jasper was in his element! He loves having a new place to explore, and heather bushes to leap over! He looked cute beside these puddles so I asked him to sit for a photo…he wasn’t too chuffed about having to sit lopsided on some wet rocks.
We’re back on track! I walk round Duthie Park most days, sometimes twice a day, but there’s a small area that I’ve never explored, until today! Jasper often runs up the small hill that this lovely rock garden is on, but I only just realised that there are little pathways amongst it for you to wander around. It was lovely! Jasper wasn’t impressed that I had stopped to photograph this sweet blue flower (which my Mother will no doubt tell me the name of…), instead of throwing the ball for him. It was a pleasant change to our routine walk!
I’m very ashamed to say that I missed a day…I didn’t realise until half way through the following morning. Let’s blame baby brain! I didn’t think it would happen until the baby actually came, but sadly it happened on day 121. I was too engrossed in the photography course I was doing on my laptop all day, then headed out to my Mum’s for a family dinner and forgot to take my camera and by the time we got home my mind was ready for bed!
I’m not giving up though, as I do enjoy picking up my camera each day, and I hope that when baby does come along I will continue to grab my camera everyday. In fact, I have no doubt I will, but every photo will probably look very similar! Haha. Stick around until October to find out.
I’ve wanted to get back to making homemade fruit smoothies so I stocked up on fresh and frozen fruits last week and this morning I blitzed banana, apple, raspberries and fresh orange juice to have with my brekkie. It was delicious! Such a shame my stomach decided it didn’t want to keep anything down all day.
Blossoms make me happy! I had a stonking headache when I got home from Church but I hadn’t taken a photo yet, so I took Jasper out to do his business, and took some pretty pictures of the blossom trees in the carpark behind our flat. The branches are quite bare, but it still brought a smile to my face.
My wonderful friend Cassia threw an Afternoon Tea Party for the girlies this afternoon and it was super delicious! It was an absolute feast, with sandwiches, crackers and cheese, cakes, scones, cookies and lots of other mini tasty treats! Not to mention tea, raspberry lemonade and mojito mocktails! Mmm mm. So delicious! It was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
I’d like to say I took this photo up a beautiful hill somewhere whilst hiking with Jasper, but really it’s a lovely wee heather bush outside the flats round the corner from us, and I took it on our walk back from the Chinese Takeaway. It was a really good chinese!
We were at the Craftsman for a few farewell drinks for a friend who’s moving north to the beautiful lands of Inverness this weekend. This chap is not the one who’s leaving, but with the fairylights in the background and the fridge behind us sending out some lovely soft light I had to take this snap while Ian contemplated life, or beer.
My drinks consisted of a delicious decaf latte and a glass of cucumber water. Sometimes I miss having a glass of rum and coke while Matthew tries out a few craft beers, but really, it’s not hard to live without alcohol! Not that I was a very big drinker to begin with, lets be honest, I’m not a party animal, but I don’t feel like I’m unable to relax and unwind without a wee glass of wine on a Saturday night. My orange juice does the trick!