This week’s Morning Coffee is actually an afternoon hot chocolate: with ice cream on the top.
It came from the amazing Mary’s Milk Bar, on the Grassmarket in Edinburgh: it’s the kind of shop you’d easily miss if you weren’t looking out for it, but all I can tell you is that if you’re ever in Edinburgh, GO – because that was hands down the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had in my life. Terry also pronounced his ice cream “the best ever”, and if you know Terry, you’ll know that Terry’s had a LOT of ice cream in his life, so he would know.
We were in Edinburgh over the weekend for an overnight stay, which I’ll be writing more about next week, but suffice to say it was SO good to get away, even just for that one night. We had a fairly lazy time of it, but we also had tons o’ fun, so that’s the main thing, isn’t it?
(My bag is the Madewell Transport Weekender*, which just about holds everything I need for an overnight stay…)
On our way home, meanwhile, we stopped at IKEA, and bought a few more essential items for our home office, stage one of which will ALSO be the subject of its very own blog post next week:
I’m getting a LOT of mileage out of that lightbox, let me tell me. A LOT of mileage. (It was £7.99 from B&M, if you’re curious: can’t seem to find it on the website, but there are loads of similar ones around, if you need something to Instagram…)
The office isn’t totally finished (And I suspect I’m going to be repeating that a lot this week, because I just know someone out there is waiting to hit me with the phrase “pop of colour” – I can feel it coming), but I’m really happy with it, and I don’t think it would be too much of an exaggeration to say it’s changed my life. Well, OK, maybe a BIT of an exaggeration. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, though, 2016 has been a year-long blog slump for me, and I’ve really struggled to stay motivated for a lot of it. For some reason, though, having a nice, shiny new office, complete with lots of drawer space to organise, has helped kick me out of it, and made me feel all #GIRLBOSS and stuff. Who knew that all I really needed was a bunch of pink roses, and a trip to Ikea? Oh, and a cushion:
This cushion isn’t actually in the office – it’s in the bedroom, and I don’t think Terry’s noticed it yet, or else the words “NOT ANOTHER ^^%”$^V* CUSHION!” would be echoing around our house right now. £3.99 from H&M Home, though: who was I to resist the siren song of the slogan cushion? I did, however, manage to resist this camel coat in ZARA, even although I really, really wanted it, so I think I’m to be commended for that, if nothing else:
(Er, photo from my Instagram Stories – please excuse the cheesy text and blur!)
(EDIT: He’s found the cushion! While I was writing this post, in fact: which made me worry a bit that he’s, like, inside my head or something. Nah: if he WAS, that cushion would never have made it under his radar in the first place, would it? Phew!)