09/04/2014

life lately

Here's some bits and bobs from my life of late.

In the past few months I've had multiple job changes, two injuries and a dramatic increase in freelance work. I've felt incredibly busy and quite stressed, as well as frustrated at having to stop training for the half marathon, but it's made me appreciate the little things in between, like reading a good book with a good cup of coffee, simple dinners with friends on weeknights, brightly coloured outerwear and how beautiful this damn city is.

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This may be the most saccharine outfit I've ever worn.
Coat from Miss Selfridge, fluffy lilac cropped jumper from Primark and Mary Katrantzou x Topshop floral blouse peeking out at the top there.

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I have yet to read either last month's Elle or Porter magazine. Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, however, I finished. It was bloody good.

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I met my stepdad for a roof top lunch at the amazing Chaophraya on Castle Street one Saturday. That steak was called 'Weeping Tiger' and oh my god, it was delicious.
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The best thing about not having a niche/being remotely specialised in any area whatsoever, when it comes to translation, is that I get to work on lots of different kinds of texts. Last week I got to learn about Giulio Carlo Argan and Helmut Lachenmann. If I could do it full time, I would. 
One day.
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Nicola and I finally got together to make this salad I'd been obsessing over. Sautéed peaches, chicken, chilis and feta in a honey-soy-balsamic dressing. Yum.

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I squeezed in a Sunday macchiato and some Bruce Chatwin time before a caffeinated catch up and some free scones with Jules.
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Birthday girl in her namesake restaurant! An evening filled with good steak, flowing wine, a heady atmosphere and ridiculous dancing.

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Before this mist and rain descended on us in Edinburgh, I was enjoying wearing bright things. 
Coat from Topshop, shirt from Primark, Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in Audacious.
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Beautiful, beautiful Edinburgh at sundown.

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