Diary | A Staycation of Sorts
Don’t you just hate the word “staycation“?
It’s one of those cutesy, made-up words, which makes me cringe a little to type, but I’m using it anyway, because I think we might have had a bit of a staycation this week. It felt like it, anyway: as I mentioned in Friday’s post, the sun made a welcome return to this part of the world, so I spent the (rainy) weekend frantically trying to get ahead with work, so we could take a few days off, and enjoy what’s left of the summer.
First, though, THIS:
Yup, I bought a gold pineapple. As I said in my Instagram Story of the unboxing (because now that Instagram Stories is here, NOTHING can arrive in our house without a ceremonial unboxing video. I have a feeling this might be one of those things we look back on in years to come, and be all, “WTF was I thinking?”, but for now I’m just working on improving my “opening packages with just one hand, so the other is free to film it” technique. Who says blogging doesn’t teach you new skills?), I think this is possibly the most “blogger” thing I’ve ever done, because, let’s face it, pineapples are SUCH a blogger thing, aren’t they?
Because of that, I DID try to resist the call of the gold pineapple, but resistance proved futile, so yeah, here I am, a fully signed-up member of the “Inexplicable Pineapple” club. It’s funny where life takes you sometimes, isn’t it?
Here’s what happened during the rest of the week….
A Walk in the Woods
On Sunday, Terry and I went for a walk in the woods. The sun had yet to make an appearance at this point, but we’d been working all weekend, so it was nice to get out of the house for a bit, even although my phone crashed halfway, through, which prevented me catching that strange looking water-based Pokemon I found by the river bank. Oh, the humanity!
A Drive Along the Coast
On Tuesday, my parents picked us up, and we headed off for a drive along the Fife coastline. It was an absolutely beautiful day, and I took approximately a millionty-one photos, which I will, of course, be boring you with on Monday, so stay tuned for that…
More Greek food
On Wednesday, Terry and I were back at Mr Nick’s Greek Kitchen in Edinburgh, for another al fresco lunch in the sun. Well, what can I say: we like our Greek food, and Terry’s mum (who normally keeps us well provided on that front…) was on holiday last week, so… This was one of the hottest days of the year so far, and although my camera roll tells me we didn’t actually DO all that much, it was just really nice driving around in the sun, with the roof down and music on, enjoying a day when you don’t actually HAVE to do all that much, if you don’t want to. It was that, more than anything, that contributed to the “holiday” feeling of the week: I just wish I could bottle it – I’d make a fortune!
I’ve been a little bit obsessed with Office shoes lately. As my style has been changing this year, I’ve been finding myself less interested in some of the more colourful shoes I own, and more drawn towards classic courts, in neutral shades that go with everything. A couple of months ago, I bought a pair of their ‘On to Point’ courts in nude suede, and I’ve been wearing them to death ever since (I know no one’s going to believe me on this, because people always seem to assume I’m lying about being able to walk in heels, but they’re one of the most comfortable pairs of stilettos I’ve worn…), and this week I decided to add these grey ‘Natalie’ courts to my collection:
It turns out that grey shoes were the one thing that was missing in my life, and I already have a ton of outfits planned around these. With that said, I’m having to restrain myself from buying the ‘On To Point’ courts in every colour they make them in, and that’s a LOT of colours, guys, so let’s just hope Terry doesn’t read this post, huh?
Of course, if you follow me on Instagram Stories, you already know all of this, and in way more detail than you could possibly ever want to. If you’re NOT following me on Instagram stories, meanwhile, what are you waiting for? Why don’t you want to see a video of me opening a box containing a pineapple? Actually, on second thoughts, don’t answer that…