Sunday, 31 August 2008


Crochet beret underway. Perfect activity for a rainy Sunday.


Saturday 30 August, 2008
Emma had us round last night and made us amaaazing fish pie courtesy of the Hairy Bikers. Wine was consumed, gossip was exchanged, and 'Lars and the Real Girl' was watched. All three of these things are highly recommended.

Friday, 29 August 2008


This is what we bought as penance for our Bacchanalian weekend of 'food before morals' and booze. It came two hours ago, and I've already put it together and had a go... won't Magnus be impressed when he gets home from work.


Catching up... Thursday 28 August, 2008
Mould. Ew, stinky horrible mould. This is what happens to wet books when they stay wet for a long time before anyone notices. Remember those flood books from a few weeks back? Hmm, yeah...


Catching up... Wednesday 27 August, 2008
I think I can agree with this.


Catching up... Tuesday 26 August, 2008
I'm afraid that for the first time in the history of my 365, I am posting a photo I did NOT take... I'm going to admit that straight away. My camera ran out of juice on Tuesday, so I didn't get any photos of our kickass visit to Craigmillar Castle OR the sweet Raconteurs gig in the evening. This photo was taken by Pete, who to be fair was standing just about 3 feet away from me at the time. It's allllmost like I took it myself. Really! They were awesome btw and were supported by the righteous Sons and Daughters fae Glesga. Mel caught a drumstick and waited until some ridiculously late hour outside the Corn Exchange to get an autograph from a band that never showed up. Mel and Pete left in the morning, and Kate and Magnus were very sad.


Catching up... Monday 25 August, 2008
An activity with Mel and Pete that didn't involve drinking and dancing and drinking. Tantallon Castle near North Berwick. V. nice.


Catching up... Sunday 24 August, 2008
'Friend Rock'. You have to go to show your support, but that doesn't mean you have to like it.


Catching up... Saturday 23 August 2008
Studio 24...goth rock metal club extraordinaire. And the scene of some grievous crimes against dancing on Saturday night with Mel and Pete. There are photos. Oh yes. They won't be going on my 365.

Saturday, 23 August 2008


Friday 22 August, 2008
A very disturbing mummy/baby painting I worked on today. I'm afraid I might have released a curse when I unframed it.


Thursday 21 August, 2008
Kiki was working on this awesome pop up book. If you pull the tab, the house lights up with little blinking Christmas lights!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008


Magnus left his brolly at work yesterday, so he had to use one of my girlie ones this morning. While it was pouring with rain - like it hasn't stopped doing for a whole month!!


Uh-oh!! This really IS a problem!

Monday, 18 August 2008


Kiki brought me some live yeast today. Looks gross, but makes amaaaaazing bread.


Sunday 17 August, 2008
Broken Records at the Liquid Rooms last night with Magnus and Emma. Crap name, really good local band. Highly highly recommended.

Sunday, 17 August 2008


Catching up... Saturday 16 August, 2008
I can't stop making amigurumi. It's becoming a problem. Left to right: octopus, bunny, cthulhu. We actually went out last night with Emma, Caroline, and Caroline's husband Mike, and would have loved to take photos, but my camera was dead from all the amigurumi photos I've been taking.


Catching up... Friday 15 August, 2008
Our recycling is severely out of control


Catching up... Thursday 14 August, 2008
I found this cool caricature of Byron just lying in a skip at work. Well, it's mine now!


Catching up... Wednesday 13 August, 2008
Today I got to work on a Rabbie Burns manuscript, which was very awesome indeed!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008


So there was ANOTHER leak today, and these are the casualties. Why won't it stop raining? Why, God, why?!?!


Monday 11 August, 2008So my boss came in and put a box on my desk yesterday afternoon. "Open the box carefully," he said, and much to my surprise there was a MOUSE in the box! He was caught on one of the stack floors by a bookfetcher, and somehow it became my job to release him on my way home. So I gave him a hunk of apple, which he happily munched on for awhile, and released him near the Parliament. I'd like to think he's now sitting on Alex Salmond's head, a la 'Ratatouille', ruling the country.


Sunday 10 August, 2008The ruins of Holyrood Abbey

Sunday, 10 August 2008


Catching up... Saturday 9 August, 2008
Last night, Emma cooked Magnus and I this AMAAAAAAZING meal before we headed out to a late-night show at the Festival. In the rain. Of course.


Catching up... Friday 8 August, 2008
My colleague Davie and I had to put up loads of this heavy orange sheeting up to protect the books from the leaks over the weekend. Damn rain!!


Catching up... Thursday 7 August, 2008...and the damn rain has been causing leaks at work. These are some more wet books. Always with the wet books!


Catching up... Wednesday 6 August, 2008
The rain this week was unbelievable!! This is the depressing view from my window at work on Wednesday.


Catching up... Tuesday 5 August, 2008
This week I had to provide some photos of me at work for the project website, and because I was alone in the studio on Tuesday, I had to set my camera timer and pose! Dum de dum, pretending to work....!

Monday, 4 August 2008


Tonight old Mr. Sparrow down the stairs asked if Magnus could change some light bulbs in their flat. I came along to hold the ladder, and he gave us these amazingly tasty beers as thank you. No...thank YOU, Mr. Sparrow!

Sunday, 3 August 2008


Magnus and I went for a walk after dinner tonight, and the clouds were very impressive.


Saturday 2 August, 2008Today we bought tickets to see a great new band we recently discovered.

Saturday, 2 August 2008


Friday 1 August, 2008
Last night we went to see our first Fringe show of the year with Emma, and hung out beforehand in the Pleasance drinking tasty beer and soaking up the atmosphere. Can you tell I love the Festival? Be prepared for a lot of Festival-related photos this month!


Thursday 31 July, 2008
Ooo... festival silliness is in the air. The anticipation is building!
That's meant to be an upside-down cow, btw.