Last week the other half decided to take me on a wee mystery trip (his rationale being that we’ve been doing so much flat stuff lately we both deserved a mini break). So I packed an overnight bag and an hour later I found myself at the sweetest little b&b, where the landlady insisted on referring to me as ‘gorgeous girl’ (and the other half as ‘handsome man’!)
Then we took a wander down to North Berwick‘s Victorian sea water pool – from there you can see Bass Rock, a sea bird sanctuary (that’s the white rock out at sea).
And looked for hermit crabs… we spotted a few but didn’t have anything to catch them with! Then we headed down to the beach front…
And watched the sun go down, before going to get a ‘poke of chips’ and then a beer or two at a little old school pub.
The next day, we were up reasonably early (for us), got a lovely breakfast cooked for us, met the seagull who also comes to the b&b for his breakfast every morning (!) and spent far too long in the showers (oh how we have missed those) before heading out to have a nose at the charity shops.
After the charity shops (where I deliberated over some china cups but decided we didn’t really need more) we stopped off at The Buttercup Cafe for tea and very yummy scones…
Where the tea cups looked exactly like the ones I’d just been contemplating (maybe should have got them after all!)
Then we nipped into a few of the local shops, including Time & Tide where they had this great bag (from Alphabetbags)…
And the recycled bottle chandelier (from Dutchbydesign) I’ve been considering for the kitchen… (The other half thinks we’d have to paint/spray the metal white but I’m not sure especially as it costs so much to begin with.)
Then we headed to Sugar Mountain (great name huh?) and the other half got an apple pie ice cream, which he swore was his new favourite thing.
After that, we stopped in a vintage bookshop… don’t you just love the spines of these books. We also spotted one of our comedy heroes in there, Dylan Moran. The other half was finding it very difficult to play it cool at that point!
We then decided to take a visit to The Scottish Seabird Centre, where you can watch live feeds from the clifftops and zoom in on all the birds – puffins, gannets, shags and guillemots as well as seagulls.
I spent far too long ‘spying’ on the puffins (being a particular favourite of mine since I first saw them when the other half lived in Shetland). They really are little clowns!
After all that, we decided to head home, back to our little dusty abode, tired but very very happy. As it turned out, the mystery of the trip was why don’t we do this more often. 🙂
Hope you all had a good weekend too x