Cat Morley


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Sep

10

Seaside Road-Trip
I'd made a promise to my Nana that if we ever got a car, we'd take her for fish & chips in Anstruther. The weather was lovely today, so we put the roof down on Fig, spun by Burntisland to pick ...

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Friday
Davina & Ross were playing in Edinburgh tonight and invited us along to their gig at the Voodoo Rooms. It was an acoustic gig and a lot more intimate then the shows we'd seen them play in Londo...

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Thursday
I picked up some tricolor lasagna sheets when we were at 181 Delicatessen last week and couldn't wait to try them out. I've never made lasagna before because Tom told had told me he didn't like it...

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Mademoiselle Macaron
We have an awesome new cafe called Mademoiselle Macaron in Edinburgh and being macaron lovers, we couldn't wait to check it out. The owner Rachel is super sweet (describing herself as a mix betwee...

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Kawaii Box
Kawaii Box sent me one of their subscription boxes filled with goodies from Japan and Korea. This is one of my favourite subscription boxes I've received as it's like having a pen pal in Japan sen...

Aug

31

Mary King's Close
It was Ben's birthday today so we surprised him with cake, beer and balloons this morning. We went for breakfast at Salt Cafe where I had their granola for breakfast again. We then headed in to t...

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Saturday
One of the best things we used to do when we lived in London was meet up with our friends every weekend for brunch and I felt all nostalgic as we took everyone for breakfast at Montpeliers this mor...

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Ben, Dave & Mel in Edinburgh
Ben, Dave & Mel have come up from London to visit us for a few days. They were hoping to catch the end of the festival but had come a little late, so we'd planned to make up for what they were ...

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Google's Botanical Bash
Tonight was Google's Botanical Bash and all we told was to show up to King's Stables Road where a fleet of colourful vehicles would be waiting to whisk us off to a secret location. I was excited t...

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181 Delicatessen
We have a new deli in Bruntsfield called the 181 Delicatessen that I was excited to check out. They sell a small range of delicious products and interesting kitchen tools. I wish I could have boug...

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Monday
We put some beetroot in our pasta dough and made bright pink ravioli for lunch today. It looked so pretty.

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Thursday
We were sad to leave Roulotte Retreat this morning but Tom had planned for us to stop off at Torness Nuclear Power Station on our drive back to Edinburgh. I wasn't sure what to expect from a visit...

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Roulotte Retreat
After waking up in our cozy gypsy caravan, we were in the mood to explore the area a little and started with coffee at the Main Street Trading Company bookstore. Our first stop was Kelso which had...

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My Birthday
My birthday started super early this year with a midnight party with my parents, as we wouldn't be seeing them in the morning. My Mum had baked me a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing which wa...

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Tom's Birthday
Today was Tom's birthday and I had a day of transport-themed surprises planned for him, starting with a homemade Figaro card and Figaro birthday cake. As we'd woken up at our hotel in Glasgow, we ...

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Jenny & Rin's Scottish Wedding
Today was Jenny & Rin's Scottish wedding at House For An Art Lover in Glasgow and I couldn't resist making them a card inspired by our adventures in Skye. As they were already married after th...

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Friday
It was time to head back home this morning and though there's so much to see in Skye that you could probably spend a whole week exploring, we felt we'd done a pretty good job in our two days.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...