Cat Morley


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Aug

14

Skye
After waking up early and tucking in the breakfast at our B&B, we were excited to get on the road and explore the rest of Skye. We spotted a highland cow with her calf alongside the road and s...

13

The Highlands
We packed up the Figaro and set off on our first Scottish road-trip this morning. Jenny & Rin were back from Japan, for their wedding on Sunday, and Kylie & Rob had flown over from Australi...

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Tuesday
I was experimenting in the kitchen with beetroot this lunchtime and made some salmon & beetroot burgers:

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Maleficent
I attempted to recreate Maleficent's makeup today for a photo shoot of my latest dress for Fabric On Demand:

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Sunday
I've fallen a little behind with my blogging recently and we've had so many amazing new Crafterella guest art submission recently, that I thought I'd include a little round-up today. The top one i...

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The Secret Herb Garden
When I heard their was a new cafe with a garden, bees and furniture shop called The Secret Herb Garden on the outskirts of Edinburgh, I couldn't wait to check it out and take my Mum with me. We to...

8

Cocktail Hour
I finished sewing my Queen Of Tartan dress today, which is the latest dress in my Paperdoll Project collection and the most complex so far, with lots of twists and draping around the neckline. It l...

7

Thursday
We decided to take our laptops to Lovecrumbs and work there today which was an awesome idea because it meant we could eat cake while we worked. We shared a chocolate tart and peanut butter brownie...

6

Jimeoin
We won a couple of Chromecasts from Google, as part of their City Expert campaign and they arrived this morning. It works great with the TV and Tom's got plans to hack the second one to make Figaro...

4

Jammie Dodgers
I was dreaming up snacks for the perfect picnic the other day when I came up with the idea for Jammie Dodgers with savoury fillings. I made some today with goats cheese and caramelised onion chutn...

3

Sunday
The cooking bug continued today as I attempted to make beetroot hummus for the first time. It was super tasty and Tom hates anything mushy, so I had the whole lot to myself. See Beetroot Hummus an...

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Saturday
Tom had finally had enough of his slow old laptop not being able to keep up with him, so despite the bad weather, we decided to drive through to Glasgow to get him a new one from the Apple Store.

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Friday
Mum brought Nana through to visit today and we got to take her for her first ride in the Figaro. Afterwards we sat out in the sun while eating cakes at Falko.

Jul

31

Burger Blind Date
After waiting for a long time in a queue to get a parking permit for our car, we rewarded ourselves with lunch at The Edinburgh Larder who we're working on an A Bite To Eat feature the CO+K blog wi...

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Wednesday
I've been working on my latest fabric print for Fabric On Demand and it's inspired by our new Figaro. I'm thinking about making a dress with matching cushions for the car. I hadn't realised our ca...

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Tuesday
We met up with my Mum and Dad for lunch at Montpellier's this afternoon, as my Dad was coming through for a whisky tasting he was gifted for his birthday. I had the gnocchi was was really tasty an...

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The Kelpies
You've got to make the most of sunny days when you live in Scotland, and as today was particularly sunny, we decided to jump in the car and head out on an adventure. It looked like I'd picked my ou...

25

Blackford Hill
We've not been to The Chocolate Tree as much recently, since they removed most of their tables but we were lucky enough to get one of the few remaining ones today. We shared an almond and amaretti ...

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Indoor Picnic Party
Google had another party for the City Experts tonight and this time it was an indoor picnic at the Signet Library. The library was really pretty and decorated with colourful bunting, tissue paper ...

21

Monday
It's been ages since we last saw Nathan, so we decided to pick him up from work this evening and treat him to dinner at the Roseleaf. We had a pot-tail, which is a cocktail in a teapot and were ea...

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Peebles
We went for dim sum with my parents this morning but my Mum wasn't feeling well, so they had to cut the visit short and head home. Feeling energises and not wanting to waste the day, Tom and I jum...

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Friday
Apart from our adventure yesterday, we've had a productive week redesigning CO+K and luckily it's been too stormy and miserable to head out in the car. One of the most exciting new features is our...

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Scotland Street Tunnel
The start of the week was really stormy so we took today's sunny weather as an excuse to head out in the car for a trip to North Berwick. We haven't spent much time exploring North Berwick before ...

14

Monday
It was too rainy for an adventure today so we settled for driving to Earthy for lunch. I got a little clip on vase for the car, so we can collect flowers while we're out and about, keep them fresh ...

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Instacube
Instacube sent us one of their amazing Instagram filled photo frames and it's my new favourite toy! As well as displaying our own photos, it makes it easy to catch up on our friend's photos and an...