Food and Festivities with Tempus

Christmas Dinner

I told ya it wouldn't be long until my next visit to the Tempus restaurant at the Grand Central Hotel after my recent trip in October. With hotel restaurants often being overlooked, Tempus is an absolute gem in the heart of Glasgow (literally a 30 second walk when you get off the train in central station) and over the years has played host to our annual blogger christmas shennanigans, organised by my lovely pal Laura. In 2015 and 2016 we had a sleepover in the hotel with food from the restaurant served in the comfort of our suite! However this year the festive period has been a bit crazy busy for everyone, so we ended up just going for dinner rather than staying over. Lynsay - your ears are saved from my snoring for one more year!

The week where things got sketchy

Tea and tattoos

In more ways than one, dear readers. Pop the kettle on, this might take a while. If you follow me on social media you'll maybe know that I am currently down in London for 3 weeks, doing a technical drawing course at the London Film School. Coming to live and study in London maybe isn't an ideal thing to do at 6 months pregnant (commuting on the tube, living away from home, and the extra £££ it costs for essentially a working 'holiday' down here) But determined Ayden is determined to say the least... and with the clock ticking before baby D arrives in March, it was a now or never moment when I booked up a few months ago.

23 week pregnancy update

23 week bump

It's been 5 weeks since my last pregnancy update, and in 5 weeks of baby growing there has been a whole tonne of changes. Physical, emotional, and not to mention the size of my ever expanding belly! It still doesn't feel quite real to be honest. But here's how things have been going from weeks 18-23.

The Scottish Blogger Shop 2017 - This Weekend!

Scottish Blogger Shop
Roll up, roll up, this weekend we are holding our second Scottish Blogger Shop! This year we will be based at Taste Buchanan, which is on the top floor of Buchanan Galleries shopping centre. Come in the entrance on Buchanan Street next to h&m and get the lifts/escalator straight to the top. If you love a bargain and fancy shopping our wardrobes (or just want to come hang and say hello) then you can do just that from 9am-6pm this Saturday 4th November.

The Great City Swap with Scotrail

Scottish Blogger

I always think of Edinburgh as Glasgow's elegant, wiser, and more historical older cousin. With classic, cobbled streets and the most gorgeous architecture, it's steeped in so much history and beauty, but in a totally different way to Glasgow. This weekend I took part in the Great City Swap with Scotrail, and hopped on the train with Ashley to spend a day exploring our magnificent capital.

Tempus restaurant at the Grand Central Hotel

Tempus Glasgow

I'm sure you're all aware by now of my dedicated love affair with wining and dining in Glasgow (read: pls don't judge pregnant me for ANOTHER food related post I JUST CAN'T HELP IT) The Tempus restaurant at Grand Central Hotel launched a new menu at the end of summer, and after sampling their delicious food at our annual blogger sleepover held at the hotel (2015 & 2016's posts) I was intrigued to see what new offerings were on their menu, which was designed to showcase the very best of Scottish cuisine and culture - featuring locally sourced seasonal produce and ingredients.

18 week pregnancy update

Pregnant 1

It still doesn't feel completely real when I talk or type about anything pregnancy related. Since my last (and first!) update, the days have been absolutely flying in and in a few weeks time I'll already be halfway through. If you follow me on instagram or twitter, you might have seen that we went for an early private scan to find out our little bubs gender, and it turns out we are having a boy! I had a midwife appointment this morning before work, and we got to hear his heartbeat again (always a nice and obvious reminder that hey, he's definitely still in there!) This whole experience is completely new and unchartered territory for me, so I thought I would give you a super honest rundown of how I've been finding things so far.

Sailing and seafood with Scotts of Largs

Welcome on board

Ahoy me hearties. Did I ever tell you how much I love boats (I LOVE boats) And how relaxing I find the noise of the waves, the salty smell of the ocean and that pure sea breeze? Perhaps enough to convince myself I was probably a sailor in a past life, and definitely enough to get a captain, ship and lighthouse tattooed on my hands. So as you can imagine, I was pretty excited when Scotts of Largs and Beattie invited me down for a day on the water, to sample some highlights of their menu while cruising the open seas.

A very special 500th blog post


You guuuuys - I could not be more excited about typing out my 500th blog post on Little Blog Of Horrors, especially when the content of it is so very, very special to me. You probably already know the news if we're friends on facebook, or if you follow me on twitter/instagram. But yeah, holy shit, Pete and I are having a baby!