Friday, 20 February 2015

#LittleLoves 8

It's Friday again... goodness the weeks are flying by! It's the lovely Emma over at Life at the Little Wood that's hosting #LittleLoves this week. Be sure to join in :-)

// Read

The menu at Catch, Giffnock.

Rick & I headed to Catch on Sunday for our dinner. It's a contemporary chippy that's opened up in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire. The takeaway is open from 12-10pm and the licensed restaurant has space for 45 covers. I loved the interior design and the branding of the restaurant. The "fizz and chips" concept is really clever... and if you do choose to have a bottle of champagne with your fish supper then it'll probably be the most expensive fish supper in Scotland! There were no scallops or lobster croquettes when I was there, so I'll just have to go back again!! Suits me - the food was really good.

// Watched

I watched quite a few movies this week. Rick & I had a very lazy Valentine's Day doing absolutely nothing. We crammed in 3 movies and I painted my nails! It was pretty perfect!!

I do enjoy a weepy movie, and I think I cried at all three... I had control of the remote, so these were my choices!

  • 50/50 - "inspired by a true story, a comedy centred on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease."

I accepted a FaceTime from my sister as we were nearing the end of 50/50 and I was in floods of tears. She was genuinely concerned as she thought something was wrong, but I had to explain that it was the movie I had chosen to watch! I was inconsolable! Perhaps not the best movie for V-day, but I did enjoy it. It's also good to have a cry every now and then I think.

  • Veronica Guerin - "an Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers", starring Cate Blanchett.

  • In Your Eyes - "two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the others experiences, creating a bond that apparently can't be broken." 

In Your Eyes was a bit far fetched for me. I much prefer films that are more true-to-life.

I also watched another movie on Tuesday night - Love and Other Complicated Pursuits (which seems to now be called The Other Woman). It tells the story of a woman's difficult relationship with her stepson. I enjoyed this one too, and I'm surprised that I didn't cry.

// Wore

I painted my nails on Saturday - a kind of greige colour with an attempted silver glitter ombre effect. But within 24 hours they were chipped :-(

I've also been wearing my new ankle Wellington boots from Asda. A total bargain at £2.98!!!

// Made

I baked a batch of cupcakes on Sunday evening to take into my work. I stupidly decided to try a new icing recipe and it didn't work very well (the new recipe called for icing sugar, butter and milk and the emulsion cracked which has made it look fluffy rather than smooth - I was annoyed to say the least!). Despite this, the cakes tasted good. One of my colleagues said it was the best cupcake he had ever had. I was very pleased!! The recipe I use is here although I've been using my KitchenAid rather than my Magimix.

// Heard

I struggle with this prompt every week!

The past few days I've heard a lot of rain... what happened to the milder weather!

// And Lastly...

My lovely friend Steph is coming to visit this weekend and I cannot wait to catch up with her! She's currently on the train speeding towards Glasgow just now! Yay!!

Have a great weekend folks x


  1. It sounds like a lovely week and I am very jealous of the posh chippy meal! x

  2. A posh chippy sounds fantastic! Your nails looked lovely, such a shame they chipped so quickly. I hope you have a lovely weekend with your friend x

  3. Your nails look gorgeous, love that colour. The cupcakes look really yummy :)
    Hope you have a great weekend with your friend :)

  4. Oh my! The fish and chips look AMAZING! My favourite dinner ever! And your cupcakes look gorgeous too Sarah - I like the fluffy icing a lot! We have 50/50 on our LoveFilm list but I'm scared I'll find it too sad! :( Have a lovely weekend with your friend sweetpea xx

  5. Wow look at that food. Delicious. Love the nail color need mine down I am crap at painting them even though slightly obsessed with buying nail polishes. lol Lovely #littleloves

  6. Super bargain wellies! That fish and chip shop sounds amazing, I love the idea of fizz and chips! xx

  7. OMG "fizz and chips". My mouth is watering at the thought. I MUST do this soon. #littleloves

  8. i'm a sucker for cakes! and making them! those wellies - complete bargain!! x

  9. What a lovely week, and that food, yum! xx


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