Sunday, 29 June 2008


Flowers in the summer sunshine.

Saturday, 28 June 2008


The Birdie insists on hanging out with us while we get ready for work.

Thursday, 26 June 2008


My camera is FULL of photos of flood books. In fact, on my way home from work today, I realised I hadn't taken any NON-flood book photos since Tuesday morning. So I took a photo of the nearest thing of interest. This is Holyrood Palace, with marquees set up for the garden party.


Oh dear Lord, MORE flood books. This has been my week.


We were on the way to deal with MORE flood books, and were stuck behind this van in traffic.

Monday, 23 June 2008


There was a small flood in the building next door to us today - conservators to the rescue! It is very important to dry wet books out as quickly as possible to prevent them from getting mouldy.


Magnus took me out for a late lunch on Friday to Wannaburger on the Royal Milke, and we sat outside in the sun. This was an AMAZING halloumi burger.


I left my camera charger at work this weekend, so I didn't manage to get photos from Saturday or Sunday (we didn't do anything but watch movies, play Guitar Hero, and eat tasty food anyways!) So here are a couple of extra photos from Friday. This is another funny thing from the exhibition - a Star Trek Fanzine from the 80's.

Friday, 20 June 2008


Today I helped set up our summer exhibition, and this little jewel is one of the books going into it. Oh, how I laughed!

Thursday, 19 June 2008


A lovely model of an early sewing style by Claire at work

Wednesday, 18 June 2008


...and the front end of the cow.


My iPod playing Van Occupanther by Midlake. This is an excellent excellent album.

Monday, 16 June 2008


We had another day off today. It was warm and sunny, so we played tourists and walked up the Royal Mile and had ice cream in Princes Street Gardens. Unfortunately, Magnus trimmed his beard this morning, and he no longer looks like a mountain man - *sigh*


This is a poster for the exhibition I worked by butt off on the other week. It's very good, and everyone should go!


We went round to Emma's on Saturday night - she made pizza for 11 people! This is the crazy wall in her lounge. The rest of the photos from the party are too boozy to post here!

Friday, 13 June 2008


Magnus and I both had today off. We decided to go for a pint at the Brass Monkey this afternoon, only to find they were showing 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' on their movie screen. So of course we had to stay for the movie and more beer! This is the cool wall in their movie room.


Yes, us Obama supporters are EVERYWHERE!
ps: vote Obama 2008!


Yum - vegetarian paella

Tuesday, 10 June 2008


The ass of a cow above a pub on the Cowgate.


Facsimile copies of Emma (in publisher's bindings) I made for an exhibition.

Sunday, 8 June 2008


Lovely evening! The sun coming through the flowers behind our flat tonight.


Sitting in the park reading and listening to music with Magnus was all I was able to manage yesterday with my cold.


Giordana repairing the damaged corner of a Victorian atlas at work on Friday

Friday, 6 June 2008


Last night was our monthly pub group for conservators in Edinburgh. We're so lucky to have such a nice, friendly, supportive group here, and many of us are good friends as well as colleagues.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008


Now, I'm usually not too bothered with the Royal Family, but it's always exciting when they move into the neighbourhood each year about this time. That's HRH Prince Charles in the centre wearing the kilt. Other photos are here.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008


Sewing new endbands on a 19th Century ledger book - this is my favourite part of fixing old books.

Monday, 2 June 2008


And Lo! on the last day of the month they did purchase Guitar Hero III, and much rocking was had by all.

Sunday, 1 June 2008


Mmm...homemade sushi


The light was so pretty on the Crags walking home from dinner last night with Magnus' family. Man, this is a beautiful city.


Getting dressed for the exhibition opening on Friday night. I worked my butt off last week on this exhibition, so it was nice being able to step back, look pretty, and drink free wine.




My friend Emma's dangerously huge/heavy bag. She rides her bike with this thing!!