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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15 things to buy this early autumn

15 things to buy this early autumn

Apparently it’s still two and a half weeks until autumn but, sitting here in a jumper and listening to the rain outside, it feels as if we’re very definitely there already. It’s such a cliché to say that autumn is your favourite season but it really has always been mine – my birthday is in […]

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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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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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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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Etsy prints #3 – Naps

  We’ve had lipstick and coffee so I thought the third instalment of my Etsy series should be about another integral part of my life: naps. I bloody love a good nap; it might be because I don’t sleep very well at night, kept awake by a whirring brain, but I’m always able to drop off […]

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Five happy happenings #20

Soooo, it’s been a while since one of these happy posts. My bad. In my defence, work has been super busy and both Mr Mouse and I have succumbed to a couple of particularly rubbish bugs which have left us fairly drained. Still, it’s October (my favourite month, like about 92% of all bloggers), the […]

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5 happy happenings #18

It seems a very odd time to be posting about happy things because it feels as if the world is rapidly going mad. We haven’t had a day recently without hearing about horrendous things happening somewhere – it’s such a traumatic time for so many people, in so many countries, that writing about how the […]

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A few of my favourite bloggers

I think that the vast majority of bloggers enjoy reading other blogs – sometimes hundreds of them – but it can be hard to find new ones if you’re not around for Twitter chats etc. I find myself occasionally getting stuck in a blog rut so I always welcome recs. of new things to read […]

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Five happy happenings #17

Ah, I love a three day working week. As I mentioned here, I spent a couple of days in Glasgow last weekend and it was great to explore somewhere different without any real plans or timetable. I also took the Tuesday after the bank holiday off so didn’t go into the office until Wednesday, which […]

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