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Amber & Terry’s Day Off

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Portobello Beach
Forever Amber | Portobello Beach

Boden ‘Nancy’ dress ♥  Latinas ‘Bertina’ flats c/o Sarenza

Over the weekend, we started to hear strange and almost certainly untrue rumours that the weather this week might be “quite nice”.  We didn’t dare believe it, obviously, but,  just in case, I cancelled my important “Sunday-afternoon-lazing-around-the-house” plans, and did some work instead, so that if the “quite nice” weather DID materialize (and, I mean, AS IF…) I’d be ready for it.

Well, as you’ve probably deduced from the fact that these photos feature me on a sunny beach, as opposed to the usual rainy road, the weather actually managed to exceed our expectations and be REALLY nice rather than just quite nice, so Terry and I decided to have ourselves a day off. “It’ll be like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” I said excitedly, as I filled my handbag with SPF100, and a bunch of hair elastics to attempt keep my fringe under control during our planned drive down the coast (having the wind in your hair is only a good idea if you’re not planning on having your photo  taken afterwards, it turns out, which is why my hair looks like a haystack in most of these photos…), “only without the Ferrari, the parade, and all the other stuff that happens in that movie!” And you know what? It totally was. Well, kind of.

Portobello Beach, Edinburgh
Portobello Beach, Edinburgh
Boden 'Nanvy' dress at Portobello Beach

We started off in Edinburgh, at Portobello Beach, where is where the photos above were taken, and also where I spotted three crab legs in the space of two minutes. (Context: my crippling fear of crustaceans…) “Just imagine how many of them must be out there if there are three of them in the space of a few metres,” I shrieked as I headed back to the safety of the promenade. “Oh, THOUSANDS!” replied Terry, helpfully. And that’s why there are no photos of me on the sand here, because SERIOUSLY.

After that we headed back to the car and meandered down the east coast, stopping off to admire the views on the way…

Edinburgh skyline
Longniddry Bents, Scotland
East Lothian Bunting
Gullane Beach, East Lothian, Scotland

… before ending our drive at North Berwick, a.k.a. One of My Favourite Places in the World:

North Berwick Scotland
ice cream on the beach
North Berwick Beach
the shadows

North Berwick – and most of East Lothian, actually – would definitely be one of those “happy places” I was rambling on about in my last post. It’s featured on this blog many times now, and is one of those places I always go back to, and instantly feel at home in when I arrive. It was particularly nice to see it on such a beautiful summer’s day, and we both felt like we were on holiday, for a few hours at least.

If we can just have a few more days like this, I’ll be a happy woman indeed. Although I could probably do without the crab legs next time…

I’m wearing…

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15 Comments
  • You look lovely and summery :o) Xx

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  • Dana
    June 18, 2014

    Great pictures! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Dana
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

  • Stephanie
    June 18, 2014

    How fun! My husband runs his own business so sometimes we do a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off day too! 😀

  • What Lou Wore 365
    June 18, 2014

    These are lovely Amber & the ice creams look delicious. I love whippy ice cream. Glad you were able to make the most of the glorious weather 🙂

  • mandi
    June 18, 2014

    My favourite too. 🙂

  • Liz Rock
    June 18, 2014

    I love the print on that dress! I’ve een eyeing up the skirt! 🙂

  • Tracey
    June 18, 2014

    A perfect summer dress for a perfect summer day. Lovely!

  • Lucy Goodman
    June 19, 2014

    Amazing dress and photography – looks like you had the perfect day! xx

    http://www.lulabelloves.com

  • Kirsty | A Safe Mooring
    June 19, 2014

    Aw, I’m from North Berwick, it makes me happy that it’s your happy place! You should try and get there for Fringe by the Sea in August, it’s the best.

    • Amber
      June 19, 2014

      I’m so jealous – I’ve been trying to persuade Terry we should move there ever since we met!

  • Erika
    June 19, 2014

    Such a beautiful looking day out! I never think of beaches when I think of Scotland, but those are some very pretty ones. 🙂

    • Amber
      June 20, 2014

      Oh, Scotland has some beautiful beaches – one of its best features 🙂

  • dan
    June 24, 2014

    You definitely ARE ready for a nice weather day! Great dress which suits you perfectly! Very beautiful photos…

  • char
    June 27, 2014

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos.

  • Emma Everleigh
    June 28, 2014

    It looks like you had a wonderful time! North Berwick has been one of my most favourite places since I was little. We are extremely lucky enough to have an Auntie & Uncle who own a cottage on a private beach just a few miles from North Berwick so we usually get to go there every 1-2 years which is brilliant! It’s so handy with the train station there for a spot of shopping in Edinburgh too! xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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