One of my favourite places to eat and hang out in Edinburgh, is unsurprising The Pantry. Owned by my neighbours (and good friends), Chris and Charlotte – it’s a natural place for us to gravitate with kids. The play areas keep the kids happy and the presence of wine/coffee/copious amount of avocado keep me delighted! Charlotte has been helping me out on the blog for a while – from advising how best to decorate cakes – all the way to telling me where to shop! You may have noticed her Instagram takeover back in September as well, when she got… View Post

Back in October, we were lucky enough to be invited by The Tartan Blanket Company to join in with a beginners crash course in weaving. Hosted by Sarah from The Squid Ink Company, this promised to be a lovely way to spend two hours on a Sunday so as the most creative one in the team, our illustrator – Alison Soye – headed along! Read on for beautiful Scottish inspired products and to learn more about the beautiful Eagle and Fox HQ… The Squid Ink Co is actually based in Shawlands, Glasgow but run weaving workshops all round the UK. It has run… View Post

For the last few years, we’ve embraced the ‘rule’ that circulates the internet encouraging people to only gift each other four presents; something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. In addition to this, we have stocking gifts – that actually fit in a stocking – and a small gift from Santa. I’ve also fallen hook, line and sinker for Christmas Eve boxes too… but even then, these are not jammed packed with stuff. I would’ve have thought most people would be in favour of attempting to stem the tide of excess. Personally, I find… View Post

With cold days well and truly arriving, it’s tempting to just shut out the weather, whop the heating up and consume pints of hot chocolate. But the grim reality is that we’re out no matter how cold it is and the kids are literally dripping with germs. Whilst I can arm myself to the hilt with hand sanitiser, there is absolutely no way to avoid the tidal wave of coughs and colds upon us. For the last two nights, Thomas has wanted to hold my face whilst coughing directly in my face. This is truly what dreams are made of.… View Post

I am not one of those people who loves isolation. Whilst I really enjoy my own company and would happily go to the cinema or eat out alone – it’s nice to have people around you. I’m of the opinion that we don’t truly thrive as humans in isolation. As John Donne wrote, centuries ago: “No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.” I think this is particularly true in Edinburgh. Whilst the rest of the world may have six degrees of separation – I would… View Post