On gloomy Scottish days like the one in these pictures gorse flowers cheer me up immensely. Plus they make me think of home - gorse abounds in the west of Ireland where I'm from. It flowers early too so it always feels like the light at the end of the tunnel of winter and a promise of sunnier times to come. Though we're well into the summer here in Scotland now yet I'm still wearing tights and filling a hot water bottle at night!
I had hoped to be back to regular post-thesis blogging by now but I’ve been working full-time hours the past 3 weeks and I’m completely wrecked every evening – I haven’t worked full-time in nearly 3 years – gasp! Plus I’m still settling into my job and a new city so it’s a whole lot of newness which is tiring in itself. I love Edinburgh though. I had thought the twinkle would have subsided after nearly 3 months here but it really is a spectacularly beautiful city. And I love the higgledy-piggeldyness of the buildings (to feature in a future post!) – all crowded in together and craning towards the sky as if battling for elbow room. Everytime I leave my flat I feel like a wide-eyed tourist. Anyway – I think that’s probably enough gushing for one post!
I hope you’re all having a nice summer so far – preferably of the bare-legged kind!
Outfit: top, Urban Outfitters; skirt, vintage, Urban Outfitters; bag, vintage; shoes, Office.