Monday, 16 November 2009

Weekend

I had a lovely family orientated weekend. On Saturday evening I met up with my Dad and Sister after they had been to watch the Scotland Fiji game. Becky's friend Kyle Traynor was making his debut for Scotland so they were there to cheer him on.

I had loads of errands to do so couldn't go but had a great time catching up with them over dinner at Pizza Express.I decided since I had already been for dinner to the Pizza Express in Leith with Hannah earlier in the week I would try something different and a little better for me... so I had one of their pizzas with a hole out the middle with salad in the centre instead. It was really delicious and I was happy with my meal- until I ate my salad (which I had saved until near the end) and I found a slug/worm/catepillar type creature on my plate!! yuck! To be fair they were really good about it and had me fill out a report form and gave us a discount on our meal but I guess the salad was a little fresher than both the restuarant and I imagined!

My Dad and Sister were on great form and we had a good chance to catch up as my Dad had been down in London staying with my Mum and working for a few days.

 
On Sunday Nathan and I did a big house clean and then I went into town with Becky to buy a few pressies for people's birthdays etc. We went into Jenners and they had their real Christmas tree in store already!!! It was very pretty although Becky and I were worried that had brown branches already!!
 
 Becky in Jenners.
 
 We also found a lovely cute new shop on Hanover Street. I Love Candy.
 
"Old fashioned sweeties galore! I Love Candy is a sweetie shop with a twist, specialising in sweets from days gone by and Scottish favourites too. We have searched high and low for all the tuck shop favourites and our stores are crammed full of as many different kinds of sweets as we can fit in from wham bars to wispas, bon bons to chocolate bananas, soor plooms to supersize lollies. We also have a super handmade range of vintage scottish treats like tablet, macaroon and fudge, along with the delightfully indulgent cupcakes we have baked fresh for us.

We have stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh. If you dont live nearby, you poor souls, fear not, we do have an online store and we will post our super sweeties out to you."
 
I love their pink and white branding and the shop is well laid out... we were going to treat ourselves but decided to be good- I have a feeling we will be back though! We opted for Starbucks instead- Although I am not sure a Gingerbread latte had much less calories!!

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