A tasty breakfast stop…

Last week, we three had a breakfast stop at Craigie’s Farm in South Queensferry. We hadn’t actually planned to go there but the café at Cramond we rocked up to wasn’t open as yet. So, off to Craigie’s we ventured.

I’m so glad we did. It was really great.

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I had been to the farm a few times before for a bite to eat but it was a long time ago. Funnily enough my last visit-memory is of being really hung-over while the kid at the table next to me kept banging his rattle off it…super loudly. I was like, arrrrgggh, get me out of here.

How times have changed. Now it’s my little one making all the noise and I’m over the moon to be in such an accommodating venue.

It’s not just me that’s changed. Craigie’s has evolved into an incredible family-friendly haven. It also looks super-slick inside now and there’s just so much going on. It’s a farm shop, butchery, bakery, deli, café and a working farm (of course) all rolled into one.  You can also say hello to the pigs and chickens or even Pick Your Own. Kids are in their element too with its huge outdoor space and play area complete with swings, a climbing frame and slide. The views are also incredible, which the grown-ups will really appreciate.

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We arrived not long after 10am and the place was already buzzing but, it was the Easter holidays. That said, it’s a hugely popular place in general, especially when the weather is fair.

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We were totally hungry so didn’t mess around – it was straight to the hot breakfast bar for us. Everything looked YUM and it’s (posh) canteen style so you can pick from a mix of items. I went for the sausage, mushrooms, fried egg and tattie scone. Mr T had the same but with black pudding instead of the mushies.  It definitely hit the spot. We were also both well impressed with the size of the sausages (huge) and those eggs had most definitely been laid that morning (super fresh).

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We were heading to check out The Kelpies so didn’t stay too long. But we’ll definitely go back soon to spend more time there and make the most of all that’s on offer.  I can’t wait to introduce M to the animals. We might even try Pick Your Own too…

Did I actually just say that? Times really have changed!

Someone better pass me a margarita. Like, now.

Nadine x

Any favourite breakfast spots to recommend?

 

 

Getting s/s ready…

Apologies for the lack of posts! I’ve had a virus on my laptop, which has been causing me no end of grief…but it’s finally off to get fixed (thank gawd) and I’ve got a temp one (thanks dad).

In the meantime, I’ve been starting to get my wardrobe s/s sorted.  The sun has like, totally been out and I’ve just not felt dressed for it. It’s also (nearly) time for me to get my work head back on so, I’d better be looking the part.

Goodbye sports luxe. Hello again MEstyle.

To get me prepped, I was lucky enough to get a ‘wardrobe makeover’ the other day from one of Edinburgh’s top, personal stylists – Debra Hogan from One Velvet Morning.

It was SO good. And, Debra is one awesome lady!

Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing all the details with you soon in a proper blog post.

But for now it’s all about what trends I need, want, must-have to get me s/s ready. Here are just some of the things I’ve got my fashion-eye on.

Culottes. Yes, they can be a bit strange and it’s all because of that crazy calf length. But I’ve rocked them in the past and will be doing it again. Love these Zara ones for starters.

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White. I need to stop buying everything in black and navy apparently (gulp!). So, white is absolutely on the list. But definitely for work-wear and not for Little Miss M wear. Not sure I’ll go for a full-on fashionista head to toe affair either. But, never say never. Planning to start with some cropped skinny jeans like these. And I want the Kakao by K YAS skirt.

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Navy: Let’s not cool down on this colour completely though. It’s a s/s must and will look great with all things white. That means I can make the most of all the (navy) tops I already have. And purchase a new bag perhaps, like this.

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Suede. I need a dash of the suede trend too. Just don’t spill your drinks on me! Check out this Zara belt and fab shorts (perhaps a bit short for me though). And, I love the Jigsaw jacket.

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Denim: We’ve already talked about the must-have 70s flared jeans (check). I also love the colour and shape of this skirt.

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DD (double denim) is still allowed too. The perfect excuse to throw on your beloved denim shirt with all your hues of blue.

What’s your favourite s/s looks for 2015? What have you purchased? I’d love to hear.