Borders girl living life in the capital

Fashion and Flowers

I know that I am ALWAYS apologising for not posting for a while and my blog posts always have quite a significant amount of time between them, however you might have read on twitter that I have quite a lot of crappy stuff (as dramatic as it sounds, I might as well just say heart break) going on at the moment so my mind has been elsewhere. I will maybe do quite a personal post soon about whats being going on. I know some people might not think this is the best idea but I think it might help me to write a lot of stuff down and to hear from other people who have been through the same thing. Another thing that a lot of people might not understand is that I feel like a know a lot of other bloggers so well from reading their blogs (hope that doesn't sound stalker-ish!) and although I've never met them, I feel like they are friends and so I don't mind them reading about my life and my feelings. I want to continue to keep up with my blog and I think it will be a good distraction and give me something to focus on whilst I deal with stuff.

Anyway, this is a post that I had started constructing a while ago, before any of the crap happened!

Here are a few recent photos from my camera. Me wearing the trousers I got from ASOS (as featured in a post a wee while ago) for my cousins 21st party and me and my sisters before the party. As well as some photos of my attempt at flower arranging when I picked some wild flowers, and nice looking weeds, from the woods near our house. I love having fresh flowers in my room, it's a nice feeling. I might do that more often although when I move to the city that kind of means buying flowers since they wont be as readily available as they are to me just now!

"Edinburgh Is What Paris Ought To Be"

That's what Robert Louis Stevenson said about Edinburgh and I am moving there in August! After me and my friend Lana both kind of mentioned that we had been looking at flat shares in Edinburgh for next year, Lana suggested that we might as well look for somewhere together if we were both planning on living there. It made complete sense to do that, however I was not entirely sure if I definitely wanted to move but in the end I decided to just bite the bullet and go for it, and I am so glad I did! A friend of Lana's was also looking to stay in Edinburgh so we set about looking for a 3 bedroom flat. A friend of my uncle is an Edinburgh based letting agent so I looked on his website and we arranged a viewing for a three bedroom flat that kind of suited all our requirements. All this happened a lot quicker than I am used to dealing with things.

We went to view the flat a few weeks ago, it was perfect for what we were looking for and so we decided to just go for it! It is a great price for a lovely flat, very central in Edinburgh, probably only a 10/15 minute walk from Princes Street. I had never been to a flat viewing before so it was quite a funny experience. I am the worst person in the world at decision making and so it was extremely nerve wracking having to make a decision about where I was going to be living for the next year in such a short time. It's not the most modern of flats and has a funny old blue carpet and wood chip walls but I can't wait to get in and make it all homely and nice with all our own stuff in it. It is a double upper flat and so is on two levels, like our own little upside down house.

I can't wait to get the keys in August and start moving all my stuff in. We drew our names out of a hat for the three bedrooms and I chose one of the two bigger ones. For the first time in the 21 years of my life I will have a double bed! I am very excited to make a trip to IKEA for lots of nice interiors things for the flat. Oh and you can expect lots of interiors inspiration posts as I plan how to accessorise my room in the flat and make it me-ish!

Image from We Heart It.

I am very excited about moving to Edinburgh but I am also extremely extremely sad about leaving home! I have done a post in the past about how much I love the countryside and how much I will miss it when I leave home. I will also, obviously, miss my mum and sisters a lot. I'm just used to them being there all the time and I will miss having them around to talk to. I have really really enjoyed living at home for the first three years of uni and I am very sad that I am leaving. However I keep having to remind myself that I have lived at home for three years longer than most of my friends, and longer than most people my age have. It's just things like being able to sit outside and eat breakfast in the garden on sunny days that I will miss. And just being able to step out the door and go for a long country walk or cycle on a nice evening. But I am sure that I will soon adapt myself to city life...and there are plenty of lovely parks in Edinburgh that I can pretend are my garden! The lease starts in August so we will be in the new flat during the time of the Edinburgh festival as well which will be great. Edinburgh has such a vibrant and buzzing atmosphere during the festival. Moving out is the obvious progression into the next stage of my life.

So as of August life will be a little bit different, I will be living in Edinburgh with Lana and Nicola, working in Clarks on Princess Street and getting the bus down to Gala for uni a couple of days each week. I have always wanted to live in Edinburgh and finally that dream is a reality.

Image from We Heart It.

I am very sorry that this post is so word heavy!

Busy Bee

Hello everyone, I feel like I am always apologising for not posting in a long time. I am not a very good blogger at all. To be honest I quite often get a bit uninspired by my blog, feeling like I don't have many followers. I know that followers are not the most important thing about blogging but I just sometimes feel that I don't want to spend all my time writing and constructing blog posts that no one is going to read. I don't mean to be so down on my blog because my followers havn't bothered me before and I appreciate everyone that reads my posts and love all my followers. I have just gone through a bit of a phase of being down on my blog and with being so busy, I havn't really wanted to spend all my spare time focusing on writing and constructing posts.

Anyway, am sorry for not posting for such a long time, I really have been a busy bee. Within the last month I have started a new job at Clarks in Edinburgh which I am loving. (I am slowly getting a bit of an obsession with shoes and handbags!) I am still living down here in the Borders though so there has been an awful lot of travelling up and down to Edinburgh for work. I can stay at my dad's house when I have shifts two days next to each other so I'm not up and down all the time. I have still spent a lot of the last month getting used to the travelling though.

Other news from the last wee while is that Tiina, one of my best friends from uni has moved back to her homeland of Finland. We will all miss her so so much but we are all incredibly proud of her for getting such an amazing job opportunity in Finland. That is also another reason why I haven't blogged in a while. Tiina was in LA for the duration of April and then returned here for less than two weeks before heading away to Finland and so we wanted to spend as much time as possible with her. We had a lovely lunch at 'The Slug and Lettuce' in Edinburgh, some shopping, dinner at the restaurant where Laura works and two girly sleepovers with plenty of wine, pizza hut takeaway and cookies.

Me, Lynsey, Laura, Lana and Tiina - Love you girls! :)

I finally managed to go down to Manchester to visit my friend Rachel who is at uni down there. I have been meaning to go and visit her since she went to uni last September but finding the right time for both of us has just been so hard. So when I realised that I had four days in a row off I booked the trains and headed down to visit. It was kind of like I was living a few days in the life of Rachel. It was fun to get to see her accommodation, meet all her friends, see where she goes to uni, does gigs, goes to the shops and the local Chinese take away!! I am glad I finally got to go and visit and will hopefully find time to go down again when Rach is in second year and living in the house she's got with her friends for next year.

Me, Lucy, Andrea and Rachel before we went out in Manchester.

Anyway I know that getting a new job and spending time with friends is not an excuse for not blogging, I am perfectly sure that I could have fitted in a few posts last month and I am very sorry for leaving you all without any. I hope that this post will be the start of me blogging a lot more often from now on. I have about twenty draft posts that are all just titles, reminding me of things that I want to blog about. Hopefully I will slowly be able to publish them all very very soon.

(I might not have had time to post on my blog but have still been checking up on my favourite blogs:
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