Hello, I'm In Delaware

Well, I'm not really. It's just the name of one of my favourite City and Colour songs :) It's saturday afternoon, I'm still in my jammies but I've been tackling a massive to do list all day and thought it was time for a wee break. My boyfriend is coming over to stay tonight so I've got chicken defrosting in the kitchen for whatever culinary delights we decide to make later. Got some pictures which are the last bits and bobs from 2011 that I've still been meaning to share.



The only pictures I managed to take from the Scottish Christmas Blogger Meet. Rani and Charlene kindly organised us ladies (and a fella!) for an afternoon of shopping, eating and drinking. We went for afternoon tea at Rox, which was lovely, especially while oogling in the wonderfully luxurious setting at all the sparkly jewels and gems they have to offer. Fancy!



I'm not a massive jewellery wearer but I got these cute little additions from a stall run by my friend Louise's pal Rachel. Can't remember what it was called (I suck, I know) But she honestly had the most sweet little pieces of jewellery! It was so hard to choose just a couple :(


Getting organised for 2012 :) I have my new book of lists (from Louise again, she knows me too well!) my Kays Art Diary for work stuff, a plain black paperchase notebook for doodles about rent and other formalities, and then my trusty moleskin diary which is my saving grace on a day to day basis. I wish I didn't rely on all my lists and diary so much, but it keeps me sane and everything down on paper rather than fuzzy in my head. Y'know what I mean?


An exchange parcel from Danielle all the way from America :) I'd been running out of american sweeties etc so it was pretty awesome to get stocked up again. She got me some really wonderful stuff. Thanks Danielle! ♥


A rather Christmassy themed exchange with Marta from Croatia. She sent me beautiful handmade decorations for my tree, yummy chocolates and a gorgeous notepad. Oh, and a L'Occitane soap! I've never had anything from there before, it smells devine. I really loved Croatia when I was there on my travels a couple of years ago, so it was great to get a little taste of their country again :) Thanks Marta!


It was my little brother Aarons birthday right between christmas and new year. Everyone is always pretty gubbed around then, but my mum still gives 110% in making his birthday really special. We had a wee party in the house for him and my mum put on a lovely spread of food as usual. Can't believe he is 5. And also can't believe it's only 5 months until my Dad and Step Mum have their baby too! Can't wait to be a big sister again.


John bought a Kinect for his xbox, so we had a great night in his between christmas and new year with his bestie Andy and his girlfriend Olivia. Played this bad boy until about 3am (then us girls fell asleep on the couch and they put COD on... typical!) But it was so much fun, he brought it to mines for new years too. Anyone got a Kinect and can suggest some awesome games to buy?


Also got my calves finished, here they are! Not the most enjoyable 6 hours in total of my life, but I bloody love them none the less :)


Myself and Olivia also had the pleasure of going to see Scottish Ballet's production of Sleeping Beauty. This is the third ballet of theirs that I've seen, and I think it was my most favourite one yet. I was also quite surprised to hear the music 'once upon a dream' from the disney version to be played by the orchestra. It was magical! The set and costumes were absolutely insane - I would give my right arm to work on a Scottish Ballet production, their attention to detail is just beautiful and the production as a whole is just like being sucked into a little magical world of your own for a few hours.


It was also really exciting to see an article written by Kirsty in the programme :) On yersel' hen!


Really though, it was a visually and musically stunning show, and the ballet dancers themselves never cease to amaze. I'd be like a baby elephant in a china shop if I attempted to jump around my living room and copy their elegant moves and poses (a girl can dream eh?) Scottish Ballet are still on tour with this production if you fancy seeing it (dates and places here) and they're doing a live webcast on thursday 12th at 1.30pm before their matinee performance - live backstage at Edinburgh Festival Theatre!

Anyways lovelies, that's all I've got to share for now but you can always catch up with me on twitter ot tumblr (or anywhere else on the 'find me here' page up there!) So don't be shy, come and say hello :)

Have a great weekend, Ayden x

31 comments:

  1. your new tattoos look ace! you must have a pretty good pain tolerance for those :)



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  2. Love the tattoo!! Also these cupcakes look delicious. Yum!! Xx

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  3. The afternoon tea looks lovely! I love the little teacup ring :) Have a lovely evening! x

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  4. Wow, those tattoos are awesome! I've been told the back of your calf is very painful, I have the side of mine done and definitely felt it when my tattooist worked more towards the back. Have an awesome evening! :) x

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  5. if it isn't in my filofax it isn't happening. nuff said.

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  6. The afternoon tea sounds delicious :D
    x x x

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  7. We're exactly the same re lists and writing down to clear ye olde head! I genuinely go to pieces if things arent written down! Double bookings/not remembering appointments galore!! I even have to write lists to plan my day ahead, otherwise I spend the whole day trying to remember what i'm meant to be doing! Today I forgot my glasses, purely because I forgot to write down to pick them up!

    Anyhow, I am once again jealous of your ballet trip! Why aren't Scotland and Brighton closer together I ask myself?!I really love their style of set in that production you saw! My friend is going to see the Nutcracker today which im sure will be good too!

    Looks like a fun time was had with the kinect, I got rid of my xbox as it broke so couldnt recommend anything. PS3 all the way!


    P.S. Like the way you swung in "boyfriend" there ;-) xxxxxx

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  8. Your calf tattoos look amazing. I hope that 2012 is the year that I get my first tattoo! The afternoon tea looks so yummy and love the teacup ring! x

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  9. I totally know what you´re talking about re diaries and lists. I´m the embodied diary obsession, and that´s no lie! I basically never leave the house without my moleskine and if, for whatever reason, I do, I get crazily freaked out and nervous. OCD anyone?:)
    PS: Your tattoos look lush! xx

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  10. Whew! What an eventful post! You're so lucky to have gotten to see Sleeping Beauty; shows are such a luxury and pleasure. Also, I didn't know that you didn't have access to the same sweets where you're from. You don't have Jelly Belly's, Nerds or Twix?!!?

    Your tattoos are mindblowing! So much detail. Enjoy them!

    x

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  11. I love your nails and the jewellery! Also those cupcakes look delicious!

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  12. Love love love that teacup ring. xx

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  13. Your legs look awesome ayden!
    Ahh I want so many tattoos, loads of ideas just need to get saving.

    Those cupcakes look so scrummy mm x

    sweet monday

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  14. Oh wow, your tattoos are just awesome! So vibrant and pretty. Love them! :)

    I've got my next one booked in two weeks time, can't wait :)

    Clare x

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  15. Loving the blog as per. Your tattoos look immense! I don't think I could sit through 6 hours of it.
    The ballet is so good, and the tea and cakes look super yummy :)

    franky
    http://snippets-scribbles.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  16. Great post! Have to admit the diaries and list journals are exactly me, I can never have enough!

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  17. Great photos! Oh my god, I need some of those Cath Kidston napkins in the first photo, so beautiful!

    Also, do you want to buy a Clarisonic Mia? I have one for sale on my blog, if you could check it out, that'd be great! xx

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  18. Lovely photos! I don't have a diary yet and it is DRIVING ME MAD. Must get myself to a shop, pronto! x

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  19. It was great to exchange parcel with you Ayden! Glad you like it and yout tattoos are amazing :D xxxx

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  20. So much to take in! Little miss shiny haggis you are a busy bunny. :)
    I LOVE the new tatt, it's amazing, such a talented artist.
    The ballet looks amazing, I went to watch Swan Lake a few years ago and spent most of the time in tears, ballet and theatre really get me.
    xx

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  21. Hey lovely! I got an Xbox & Kinect for Christmas and JUST DANCE 3 is amazing! I cannot stop playing it :) it's only £17 in tesco too= bargain :) xxx

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  22. Ahh I remember when my little sister was 5! Now she's 8 and is like a little teenager :(
    Loving the tats, wish I had the courage and money to get something like that and even when I do have the money I chicken out ha!
    I went to the ballet when I was younger but it was at Grimsby Audotorium and I won it in the local newspaper! I'd easy appreciate it more now though.

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  23. Ahhh you had them finished, your tattoos look amazing. :D

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  24. Wondered why I was getting so many hits! Thanks for the cheeky mention lovely! xxx

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  25. Is the jewellery from Bunny's Beads? http://bunnysbeads.bigcartel.com/ It's Rachel who runs that and it looks similar :)

    Your tattoos are lovely!

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  26. Ahhhhh this made me smile so much!

    Your tattoos look amazing :)

    And yeah, my jewellery is Bunny's Beads, thanks so much! <3

    Rachael x

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  27. Pretty legs!!! :) Is the title of this post a Wayne's World reference by any chance? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWV-pZfqSEc

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  28. Your tattoos are amazing. The backs of your legs seems like it would be a really sore place to tattoo.

    x

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  29. great post! i nominated you for the kreativ blog award! :) http://holliemaae.blogspot.com/2012/01/kreativ-blog-award.html xx

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  30. Possibly the best tattoos I have ever seen - I love them!!!! Makes me excited to get my left calf done x

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