Edinburgh’s five best coffee spots

Edinburgh's best coffee

I may be literally addicted to caffeine–I get headaches if I don’t have enough daily…oops–but that doesn’t mean that I’l drink any old coffee. I’m not at the stage of only drinking nitrate coffee brewed by hipster unicorns, but I think instant coffee is the drink of the devil and loathe foam or anything too […]

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Five happy happenings #24

Well, it’s been a hot minute little while since I wrote one of these posts. It’s not because everything has been miserable (and even if it has been, it couldn’t possibly have been as bad as the weather – where the hell has summer gone?), I promise, but I have been both busy and a […]

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Five marvellous podcasts

Five marvellous podcasts

I’ve only really joined the podcast party in the last year or so, but now I can’t get enough. They’re brilliant for distracting you from annoying fellow commuters if you forget a book or when you can’t cope with listening to Adele for the 92nd time that week. Like thousands of others, Serial was my gateway drug (season 1 […]

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Current Favourites #2

It’s current favourites time! I’ve finally moved into our new flat in Edinburgh and things are beginning to feel a bit more settled. My commute is a lot longer, but the sea is 15 minutes walk away, which more than makes up for it. Also, bus time = reading time, which should hopefully help me […]

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5 happy happenings, #23

Five Happy happenings 23

It’s been a busy few weeks in the Mouse House as I got a new job in Edinburgh and had four weeks to find somewhere to live, hand over my old job, and prepare to move to a different city (and country). It’s now Sunday afternoon, Mr Mouse has just gone back to Durham for […]

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Current favourites #1

Current-favourites

End of year favourites posts are the only ones I’ve ever done, but I thought it would be good to introduce some a little more regularly. It’s primarily to stop my Happy Happenings becoming all about products, rather than feelings and experiences; it’s fine for things to make one happy, obviously, but I’d like to […]

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Merry Christmas from the Mouse House

Just a quick one to say I hope that everyone has a very happy Christmas, whatever you’re doing and wherever you’re doing it. Mr Mouse and I are at Chez Parents in France, hoping that Marple won’t have destroyed the house and savaged her cat-sitter by the time we get home… Here’s a pointer on exactly […]

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Five happy happenings #22

Five Happy Happenings #22

It’s 10pm and I’m curled up on the sofa with wine, clutching my hot water bottle like Kate Winslet clung to that sea-tossed door. I know how to rock a Saturday. Here are five happy things from the past couple of weeks, before Feminax and blankets became necessary: It was our first wedding anniversary last week. […]

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Winter is coming – how to stay warm

As someone who is almost always too cold or too hot (no, you can’t call me Goldilocks), winter is a tricky time to negotiate, especially when you work in an office with very old drafty windows and over-enthusiastic heating – it would be marvellous if they cancelled each other out but that would be too easy. So […]

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5 happy happenings #21

5 happy happenings #21

Autumn makes me so happy. Sometimes it seems that I’m this time of year’s version of Buddy the Elf – Autumn’s biggest cheerleader. I love the changing leaves, the cooler temperatures, the fact that it’s my birthday in October, and the abundance of hot chocolate. It’s also the time of year that work quietens down for […]

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