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Exploring the Fife Coast

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Harbour at St Monan's, Fife, Scotland
Elie beach, Fife, Scotland
Rubin on the beach
Flowers in St Monans, Fife, Scotland
mint stripe breton top with white jeans
pink house in St Monan's, Fife
boat filled with flowers in St Monans, Fife, Scotland
Harbor at St Monan's, Fife, Scotland
colourful houses and bunting in Fife, Scotland
mint green Philip Lim 3.1 Pashli satchel
Visiting Elie, Fife

Rubin in his stroller
Every time the sun comes out in Scotland, people immediately start going around saying, “You know, it’s such a beautiful country: if we JUST got the weather!

Well, it IS a beautiful country, and last week we DID get “the weather”, so we decided to head one of the prettiest parts of the Fife coastline for a day out. Actually, almost ALL of this coastline is on the scenic side: it’s just one pretty little seaside village after another -hence the complete photo overload in this post. Can you blame me, though? I mean, when the scenery is this nice, you just HAVE to photograph it – and luckily this time we remembered to bring the camera with us, which is always a good idea, I find.

These photos were taken in a selection of different places, but mostly in Elie and St. Monan’s, both of which had the most gorgeous floral displays, just in case the blue skies and cute little painted houses weren’t enough for you. Oh, and we also came across this, in St Monan’s:

Wellie Boot garden in St. Monan's, Fife
Wellie Boot garden in St. Monan's, Fife

It’s a Wellie Garden. And now I know what to do with all of those pairs of boots Terry is always falling over any time he attempts to open the hall cupboard…

Anyway, we had a lovely, relaxing day, and came home with sand in our shoes, and feeling a bit like we’d been on holiday, which is an awesome feeling, isn’t it? I just wish I could bottle that sunshine: after all, it really is a beautiful country… if we just got the weather.

looking out to sea
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Joules Harbour Top (not available in mint, but lots of other colours here)

H&M jeans

Dorothy Perkins sandals

Philip Lim Pashli satchel (this season’s colours here)

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  • Anna nuttall
    August 22, 2016

    I think Amber we should do a swap? Where you comes down to London for the sunshine and I comes up for the rain, what do you say? Does Rubin ever get fidgety in the pram? Like how us human get restless – is it the same for him?

    • Amber
      August 22, 2016

      Nope, he only goes in it when he’s tired, so he doesn’t fidget…

      • Anna nuttall
        August 22, 2016

        Awww that really sweet, a good resting place for him. I was saying to my mum at the weekend how I was thinking about getting a doggy stroller, for when I get a dog next year, she think I’m mad!

  • Harlow
    August 22, 2016

    Well I’m glad you finally did get the weather because these photos are beautiful. I have a major soft spot for pastel houses and bunting! BUNTING!!! I feel like some tourism company should be paying you for a post like this because seeing this actually does make me want to visit Scotland. I would love to roam these streets and ogle the lovely story book houses. And honestly, sometimes it’s nice to just go on a day trip somewhere than go through the bother of packing a suitcase and checking into potentially dubious accommodation.

  • Harriet
    August 22, 2016

    Oh these photos are lovely! Sunshine always seems to make a difference. Loving the stripes and pastels too <3

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  • Trona
    August 22, 2016

    it’s such a beautiful stretch of coast up there. My dog had to get specialist operations done in St Monan and we’d always pop to Anstruther Fish Bar, highly recommended if you haven’t been

    ps. I’ve started reading your blogging book, really very helpful! I *will* make some money from blogging 😉

  • D. Johnson
    August 22, 2016

    Maine, in the United States, is in full bloom this time of year also. I love the pastels and I, too, am trying to stretch out enjoying any good weather we have before winter closes in. As usual, GREAT photography! Makes me want to visit Scotland.

  • Miss Kitty
    August 23, 2016

    Wow those photos are absolutely gorgeous! I never knew there were parts of Scotland that look like that… it looks more like the coast of Italy or somewhere exotic, with that sunshine and those neat pastel houses! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Emily Haston
    August 24, 2016

    I <3 Fife! Great photos!!

  • Porcelina
    August 25, 2016

    Beautiful, beautiful photos! I think we get the same thing here in Wales, I mean there are beaches in West Wales that look like they’re in Australia or something – but only for that brief sunny window, before the rain and wind starts again… I love exploring Wales in all weathers, and am used to driving to beautiful places and just sitting in the car, but blimey, on a gorgeous day it’s great to feel vaguely continental. You’ve conveyed France in these photos of Fife! x

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There’s a hot tub for us and a playpark for Max, so needless to say, we’re having a fantastic time, and I’m already dreading having to leave. Today’s big question: can I pass as an under-12, so I qualify for a pony ride at the nearby wildlife centre? 🤔 (On second thoughts, don’t answer that one...)⁣
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AD | Time for a quick game of “Where’s Amber?”⁣
It’s another rainy Monday, so I’m throwing it back to our trip to @universalorlando ‘s amazing Volcano Bay water park last month. I’m a bit of a scaredy when it comes to water flumes, but this park had tons of stuff for pretty much everyone: plenty of rides for me, and an amazing splash pad for Max 👶In fact, I’d still be on The Fearless River right now if I possibly could be. Still, doing the laundry and turning the heating on will be just as good, right? Right?! 🌋 🏊‍♀️ .
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Good news! We took Max to hospital this morning, and saw two different surgeons, who agreed there was no need to go ahead with the surgery as his lip is healing really well on its own 😅  He’ll definitely have a scar, unfortunately, but that would’ve been the case whether he’d had the surgery or not, and if it turns out to be worse than anticipated, we’ll have the option to have it corrected under local anaesthetic when he’s older. ⁣
I’m still really upset that this happened in the first place, obviously, but so relieved that we don’t have to put him through a general anaesthetic, and just incredibly grateful that it wasn’t anything worse. I know some parents have to deal with much more serious stuff than this, and my heart goes out to you all: it’s been a rough couple of days, and I’m really grateful to everyone who took the time to comment on yesterday’s post - your stories were so comforting when I was panicking yesterday ❤️ ⁣
(Old photo, obviously: every time Max sees the selfie camera, he thinks it’s going to be one of those filters where you open your mouth and something happens 😂)⁣
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Good news! We took Max...

Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve just spent the morning in Accident & Emergency with Max, who fell on the path outside the house and split his lip open 😥 ⁣
They tried to stitch it up at A&E, but it was totally impossible with him awake, so they’ve booked him in to have it done under general anaesthetic tomorrow ... Max is absolutely fine: the bleeding stopped quickly, he doesn’t seem to be in pain, and is just his normal, happy little self. I, on the other hand, am a complete wreck: the plastic surgeon he saw today reckons if we don’t have it fixed, his lip will be crooked when it heals, but I’m absolutely *terrified* of the thought of my baby having to have a GA. ⁣
If you’re a long-time follower, you might know that I have a full-blown phobia of general anaesthetic (I literally had an elective c-section in order to eliminate the possibility of an emergency one, which might have had to be done under GA), so I just can’t get my head to accept that it’s safe and he’ll be fine 😥 ⁣
Positive stories and advice very welcome: I’m just so terrified, I can’t even imagine how to get through the next 24 hours 😥😥😥

Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve...

#throwbackthursday to last week, when I needed a sunhat and SPF 50 to leave the house, rather than the current raincoat and wellies situation. Can you tell the post-holiday blues are still in full swing over here? 🌧 .
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#throwbackthursday to last week, when...

I posted this on Stories over the weekend, but he looked so cute in it I figured it deserved a spot on the grid, too! This is Max all ready for his friend Eleah’s 1st birthday party on Saturday: despite the jetlag and his continuing obsession with doors of all kinds (He had an entire soft play at his disposal, but he mostly just wanted to open and close the gate into it...) he had an absolute ball, and spent the whole drive home shouting, “HAPPY! HAPPY!” Thanks to @thestirlingstyle for a great party 🥳 🎈 🎉 . (Oh, and that’s his hairbrush in his hand - boy likes to look his best 😉)
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Exploring the Fife Coast