Monday, 28 February 2011

Day 28 of 28.

Day 28 of Three Things February. Monday 28th February.

Oooh its the final day of Three Things February. Well done to everyone who took part for the whole month, whether it be through blog, twitter or blog comments. Remember it was SarahRooftops who came up with the initial idea. I await to see what her next blog plan will be. My final day of February has been spent indoors. I haven't left the house once.

01. Bunting.
The Hello Kitty bunting I've been making today. I ran out of fabric before the last flag so might be a while before it is finished.

02. Remote Control.
Makes life so much easier. Pathetic I know.

03. Twitter.
Have spent quite a while on Twitter today. Just 5 more minutes turns into an hour each time.

Goodbye Three Things February. See you in 2012.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Day 27. Last But One.

Day 27 of Three Things February. Sunday 27th February.

01. The Pentlands. Even though I've lived in Edinburgh for 10 years, today was the first time I went walking in the Pentland hills. Should have done it a long time ago but will definitely be there a lot more regularly now. Absolutely gorgeous and right on our doorstep.

02. Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oops, bought a packet to last the week. They lasted about 2 hours.

03. My Woolly Hat. I love my hat. It stopped me from getting earache and brainfreeze today. It's superwarm, bright blue and just fab. Lothian Buses held it to ransom for £2 once. I love my hat.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Day 26.

Day 26 of Three Things February. Saturday 25th February.

Very lazy day, hence 3 very lazy things.

01. Philadelphia.
Eaten a whole tub today. As dip with thai chilli crisps, as dip with celery and on toast. Mmmm.

02. Television.
Let's Dance for Comic Relief actually made me cry with laughter tonight.

03. Interweb.
Been looking for self catering accommodation for Wales tonight. Love the interweb, and love TripAdvisor.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Day 25.

Day 25 of Three Things February. Friday 25th February.

01. Surprises. I got home today to find the fabulous Things on Toast book. The lovely @SarahRooftops had seen it and thought of us. Must be something to do with my love of weird things on toast.

02. Ketchup.
Think I've been eating a bit too much ketchup recently. Tasty on my cheese and onion pasty though.

03. Tuc Tucs.
Enough said.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Day 24. Three Things February.

Day 24 of Three Things February. Thursday 24th February.

01. Creme Eggs. While tidying the living room this morning I found a bag of 4 Cadbury's Creme Eggs. Yumm. Mother in law had bought them at the weekend then lost them. Finders Keepers.

02. Visitors. Some friends came to visit with their 6 children. Had a fun day of hide and seek, giant straws and eating cookies. The weather was even so good we had lunch in the garden.

03. Salmon. I didn't think I liked salmon, but had it for dinner tonight and it was absolutely gorgeous. Along with potatoes from the Farmers Market at the weekend. Much better than the chippy.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Day 23. Three Things February.

Day 23 of Three Things February. Wednesday 23rd February.

01. Tuc Tuc Biscuits.

02. Cereal.With red berries, mmmmm.

03. Weird conversations. They make me laugh at work making it go that oh so tiny but faster.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Day 22.

Day 22 of Three Things February. Tuesday 22nd February.

01. Cashew Nuts. Kept me going all day.

02. Getting a lift home. Which meant I zoomed home and was back by 1830hrs.

03. Cottage Pie. Yumm.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Day 21.

Day 21 of Three Things February. Monday 21st February.

01. Chocolate Chicken.

02. Capital FM.
Better than expected even if they do play Rhianna every third song.

03. Post.
I like getting post that isn't a bill.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Day 20. 8 Days Left.

Day 20 of Three Things February. Sunday 20th February.

01. Wedding Fair. Today I did a wedding fair at the Grosvenor Hilton in Edinburgh. Met lots of lovely folk, spoke to lots of brides and learned a lot about the benefits of signage.

02. Toby Carvery. The inlaws are visiting so we went to the Toby Carvery in Corstorphine for dinner. For once I didn't eat so much I thought I was gonna burst. Yorkshire puddings mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

03. Sunday Evening. Playing on Twitter and Facebook, watching Dancing on Ice and generally having a relaxing Sunday evening. Good weekend.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Day 19. Three Things February.

Day 19 of Three Things February. Saturday 19th February.

01. Selection Box.
In laws came visiting and bought me a left over from Christmas selection box. Pretty much gone already, moo.

02. Garlic mushrooms.
I love garlic far too much.

03. Being Warm. The heating has been on all day and for the first time in weeks my fingers haven't gone numb while working at home.

Forgotten Day. Three Things.

Ok, I missed a day yesterday. I blame SarahRooftops though, as she made me lose time, and as she is the creator of Three Things February I get away with missing a day. You're welcome.

Three things for yesterday. Day 18. Friday 19th February.

01. Garlic.
Garlic cloves, garlic bread.

02. Visitors.
SarahRooftops from Among the Chimney Pots fame came visiting for the evening along with Steve her lovely boyfriend. Food, garlic, wii.

03. Ice Magic.
Mmmmm far too much of fake Ice Magic on far too much ice cream.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Day 17. Three Things.

Day 17 of Three Things February. Thursday 17th February.

01. Freddo. 1900hrs. Had a sugar slump, fixed immediately by Mr Freddo.

02. Willpower. 2045hrs. Left work and resisted the urge to go into the chippy. Would have been tasty but glad I stopped myself.

03. Toast. 2200hrs. More balsamic vinegar and pepper toast when I got home. Yumm.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Day 16. Three Things February

Day 16 of Three Things February. Wednesday 16th February.

Short and sweet.

01. Twitter. Kept me amused while at work. People on Twitter are funny.

02. Facebook. Also kept me entertained for a lot of the day.

03. My Stripey Notebook. Very pleased to remember it today seeing as I forgot my memory stick.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Day 15. Three Things February.

Day 15 of Three Things February. Tuesday 15th February.

01. Lateness.
The 8pm bus home running 4 mins late which meant I got to the bus stop on time and didn't have to wait another 28mins in the dark and cold for the next one.

02. Peeking.
Looking into peoples windows from the top deck of the bus. Saw some lovely rooms and lots of people watching tv.

03. Dinner.
Lovely husband having mushrooms on toast ready for me when I got home from work tonight. Loads of butter and even with a slice of lemon. I like.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Day 14. Valentine's Three Things.

Day 14 Three Things February. Monday 14th February.

01. Valentine's Day Secrets.

02. Cactus.
Heart Shaped :)

03. Brussel Sprouts for tea.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Day 13. Three Things.

Day 13 of Three Things February. Sunday 13th February.

01. Breakfast. Tattie Scone Butty from Snax for breakfast. Amazing.

02. Seals. This forward my Mum sent me. Adorable video for all animal lovers

03. Dinner.
Mushrooms, red onion and garlic on toast. Yummm.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Day 11. Three Things February.

Day 12 of Three Things February. Saturday 12th February.

01. Free KitKats.
Some forgetful person hadn't emptied their shopping properly at the supermarket. So when I grabbed a trolley in the carpark I got a free packet of 10 KitKats. Hurrah.

02. Coconut Gunk.

Bought a wee coconut thing full of lard stuff for the wee birdies. They found it within the hour and have been happily chomping away on it all day.

03. Scrabble.
Becoming a bit addicted to the Facebook Scrabble again. My rating is down to 64%. Used to be 72%. Must keep playing to get high again.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Day 11. Fabric, Food & Films.

Day 11 of Three Things February. Friday 11th February.

Three things that made me smile today.

01. Fabric. The lovely fibrousarts from Twitter asked the other day if anyone had a good home for her fabric to go to. Met on Leith Walk today and got a fabulous bag full of scraps and lots of other crafty goodies. Thankyou Thea.

02. Lunch. Having lunch with a pal at Lebowskis, Morrison Street in Edinburgh.

03. DVD. Buying a new DVD player for a paltry £15.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Day 10. Three Things February.

Day 10 of Three Things February. Thursday 10th February.

Three things that made me smile today.

01. Get it on. Radio Scotland. The theme tonight was life changing lyrics. Listened to almost the whole show with tears streaming down my face. Such amazing stories and emotional songs.

02. Garlic Bread.

03. Tennis.
Tennis on the Wii. Have almost got to pro status.

Sarah Rooftops, Diamonds on Toast and Lil Miss Katy are also taking part in three things February.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Day 9. TTF.

Day 9 of Three Things February. Wednesday 9th February.

01. Finding. Being told my mp3 player had been found alive and well in the glove box of the car. I haven't seen it since October so very pleased to get all my cheese back.

02. Bracelets. I have a wedding fair coming up in a couple of weeks. Spent most of the day twisting small pieces of silver into smaller pieces. Resulted in some beautiful sparkles ready for some beautiful brides.

03. EdTweetUp. Went along to my first Edinburgh Tweet Up at Illegal Jacks. Had a great night, tasty chilli and got to meet the real life versions of lots of lovely Edinburgh tweeters.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Day 8. Sleep, Read, Eat.

Three Things February was started by Sarah Rooftops. If you want to read 3 things by more people you can follow the #3thingsfebruary hashtag on Twitter.

My 3 things for today are

01. Lie in. Didn't get up till 0830. Lovely.

02. Emails. Got a much awaited email this afternoon. Can't say exactly what it was but I've been waiting on it for 3 weeks. Made me very very happy.

03. Dinner. My lovely husband had dinner on when I got home. A lovely beige meal of scampi, cheese & onion rolls and garlic bread.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Day 7. Three Things.

Day 7 of Three Things February. Monday 7th February.

01. Gardening Book. Today I bought Gardening Through The Year, its a month by month guide of how to look after your garden. I have no idea what to do so bought the book with the simplest steps I could find, this one is excellent. A lot of my family are great gardeners so hopefully gardening skills are hereditary.

02. Free Surprise Food. Nipped out of work for 5 minutes to get some lunch. When I got back there were 2 mini burgers a sandwich and a drink sitting on my desk. Lovely.

03. Snow. It snowed again.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Hungover Three Things.

Day 6 of Three Things February. Sunday 6th February.

01. Bacon, Tattie Scone Butty. On toast with far too much ketchup and dripping with butter. Mmmm the perfect breakfast after a late night.

02. Columbo. Perfect Sunday afternoon viewing.

03. Birds. Watching the wee birdies in the garden eating the peanuts. Happy.


This is my Three Things February for Saturday. Running a wee bit late cause yesterday was housewarming day.

01. Housewarming Party. Lots of lovely people, many that I hadn't seen for ages. New babies we'd never met. Lots of fun and lots of laughs.

02. Wii. We love Wii Party.

03. White Russians. With a Woozle twist, yummy. Suffering for it this morning though.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Day 4. More T's.

Friday 4th February. Day 4 of Three Things February. You can find more posts by people taking part in #3thingsfebruary by following the hashtag on twitter.

Today has been a pretty rubbish day. Lots of things went wrong but I have to write about happy things.

01. Tunnocks Teacake. Yummy, wasn't meant to open them till tomorrow but needed a sugar fix.

02. Toast. Breakfast of toast with lots of butter, black pepper and balsamic vinegar. I know that sounds weird but it is so good, I've eaten it for years. Try it.

03. Toms. We have 2 neighbours called Tom. Both are lovely and came round to help me with todays leaking window disaster.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Turtle & Pals.

Thursday 3rd February. Day 3 of Three Things February. You can find more posts by people taking part in #3thingsfebruary by following the hashtag on twitter.

01. Turtle. My poor wee turtle in the garden is falling apart. When he came out of the kiln he had already lost a leg, but now his face is falling off. That's a bit sad but he still made me smile when I saw him in the garden. This picture is from a few weeks ago, less snow now but more flakey turtle skin.

02. Photographs. I was looking through our computer albums this morning to find pictures to fill some of the many photo frames we seem to have lying around. It seems we have been given a lot of picture frames, and never seem to have got around to filling them. It was lovely looking through old pictures of smiley people and happy times.

03. Bus Stop Lady. Some people are so friendly. Had a lovely chat with the lady at the bus stop while we waited in the monsoon for the #44. She told me all about her loft, her welly boots, her £10 boots which had lasted 5 years and her trip to Jenners. Brightened up 5mins in the rain.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Trainspotting, Twirls & Twitpics.

Wednesday 2nd February. Day 2 of #3thingsfebruary

1. Trainspotting. We're just back from the 15th anniversary showing of Trainspotting at the Royal Scottish Academy. I won tickets last week on the radio, was really chuffed as I hardly ever win competitions so was really pleased to get a phonecall saying I'd won. From the reaction of some of the audience I would say there was a fair few people at the viewing seeing it for the first time. Seeing it on the big screen really did make such a difference, the last time we had watched it had been on VHS. What's VHS I hear you say?

02. Twirls. Currently my chocolate addiction is Twirls. I love them. Only one eaten today, but it was good.

03. Twitpics. Today I learnt how to do Twitpics for the first time. Turns out its ridiculously simple. Must not get carried away uploading rubbish now I've discovered how easy it is. Take picture >> Share Picture >> Select Twitter = Done.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Three Things February.

I've tried listing a product a day. I failed. I've tried eating a piece of fruit a day. I failed. I've tried walking at least 1 mile a day. I failed. Pretty sure I will be able to manage this. Unless I have some sort of finger catastrophy, my brain falls out or I lose all interweb connection I will manage to do #3thingsfebruary every day this month.

It's all the idea of Sarah Rooftops and the idea is to simply find joy and good things in every day life. Sometimes days are long, drawn out and full of stress but there must always be something that can make you smile. In the case of this project, there must always be 3 things that can make you smile.

In Sarah's words (she explains it better) "These can be big events or exciting news; they can be silly little jokes or fleeting, seemingly insignificant moments; they can be pretty sights, nice smells, compliments, ideas, anything at all as long as they put a smile on your face."

Tuesday 1st February. Starting off a bit bus themed.

01. All Day Bus Pass. Today I loved my all day bus pass from Lothian Buses. I don't often hear people praising the Edinburgh bus services but their £3 all day pass is excellent value. Today I went on 9 buses so it saved me a massive £7.80. I like this.

02. People Watching. One of the advantages of travelling by bus is sitting on the top deck and people watching, I could people watch all day and never get bored of it. I particularly enjoyed looking into basement offices on Queen Street and seeing one guy with a picture of Jedward on his desk?

03. Being Thanked. Getting on the bus on Lauriston Place there was a lady struggling to get off the bus as the hoards hadn't waited for her to leave before cramming on. She had a pram with a sleeping child in it, and was also carrying a baby. I took the pram to the pavement for her while she carried the baby off. She thanked me and told me that I was the first person to ever offer her help since she had been in Edinburgh. It's nice to get thanked although I felt quite bad embarrased the rest of the bus just sat and watched her struggle.