WORK IS EXHAUSTING… Ben on his second Friday! I was not working, but got up with Ben and cycled with him for a coffee date at MILK, a simple little cafe near his office.
Ben headed to the office and I headed to the swimming pool.
Oh the sunshine! After weeks of rain and cold, it was a great start to the weekend. Acting fast to take advantage of what could be only a small window of warm sun, we headed to Portobello Beach for a brunch picnic (we used to enjoy these in Grenoble- Musee Hebert was a favourite spot).
(A view from our brunch spot)
(Some homemade scones- recipe from the Tartine cookbook)
(Catching up on the news)
(Even though the sun is out, you still need an extra layer)
(A ridiculous man and his ridiculous little dog)
(Thank you self-timer)
The rest of our Saturdate was wonderful, some work around our place, donating two IKEA bags to Chest Heart Stroke Scotland (Ben volunteers here), coffee at the new location of Peter’s Yard in Stockbridge, dinner and a viewing of Drive on U.K. Netlix (the most recent title).
Our first visit to Portobello- dark and grey.
Ben and I had a date-night last Wednesday, it was great to be able to spend some qt with him after being away for nine days. Even after five years, I really miss him. Plus with the time difference of four and a half hours, it was challenging to find time to chat. Ben is so busy with his volunteering and his new part time job (what is this you say? More on this later).
We have been itching to try Peter’s Yard- no compromise pizza’s since they arrived on the scene in January (we are big fans of the Yard, here, here, here and one will be arriving to the neighbourhood soon).
SO GOOD… Out to Fisher’s Restaurant tonight for a welcome home dinner with Ben. Everything was tasty and a change from the food I ate in India.
In addition, there were loads of French people in Edinburgh for a rugby match, they had a table next to ours, so we were able to have a great chat!
Thanks to Aunt Kim and Uncle Tim for the gift certificate.
JO-JO’S… Brunch at a little Danish bakery, nice coffee and fresh pastries. Christmas vacation is off to a good start.