Adventures

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre and Tower

After our experience on The London Eye, I’m guessing it’ll come as no surprise to anyone to learn that, no, we absolutely did NOT go up the tower at the Glasgow Science Centre. Nuh-uh. (It’ll be even less of a…

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The Canterbury Tales

On our last day in Kent, Terry and I decided to make a pilgrimage to Canterbury, with a knight, a monk, a prioress, a miller and  man of law. Oh no, wait: that’s Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, isn’t it? MY Canterbury…

The London Eye

The London Eye

What do you do when you’re scared of heights, and you want to see as much of London as you can, in a very short space of time? Why, you book yourself a couple of tickets on The London Eye,…

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A Day in Dungeness

On the south tip of England sits Britain’s only desert. Dungeness is one of Europe’s largest expanses of shingle, and home to an odd assortment of houses (many of them converted from old rail carriages), two lighthouses, a power station, and…

Buckingham Palace, London

London Calling

♥  Topshop skirt (via eBay)  ♥  River Island top  ♥   River Island shoes Slightly different backdrop for the ol’ outfit photos this week, folks! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may know that Terry and I spent the…

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The True Story of a Day at the Beach

♥  ASOS dress (almost identical version)  ♥  Target sunhat  ♥  Gucci sunglasses ♥ Vintage belt I could just let these photos stand alone, telling the happy tale of a sunny day at the beach: a day on which no-one almost stood…

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Amber’s Adventures | Inchmahome Island Adventure

♥ H&M skirt  (similar) ♥  F21 top  (similar) ♥  Target hat  ♥  Gucci sunglasses  ♥  Latinas shoes c/o Sarenza ast week we continued our bid to follow the sun around the country, almost as if the sun was some kind…

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Adventures | Exploring Dean Village, Edinburgh

♥  ZARA dress  ♥  Hell Bunny cardigan   ♥  RED Valentino bag*    ♥ Prada sunglasses (c/o Pretavoir)  ♥  Belmondo flats (c/o Spartoo) (Quick fashion note: I know my dress is really creased in these photos – I promise I…

largs, scotland

Millport and Troon

♥ Primark gingham skirt [similar ] ♥ Ancient black crop top  ♥ F&F wedges  ♥ House of Harlow sunglasses hen I look back on this blog in years to come, I’m probably going to think this summer was one of…

South Queensferry, Scotland

A Sunday in South Queensferry

♥  Club Monaco ‘Renay’ crop pants  ♥ H&M denim jacket  (this season’s) ♥  Zara top  ♥  Ted Baker shoes (old)  ♥  RED Valentino bag* (similar) What’s this? A causal outfit, and it’s not even Friday? I’m just showing off now,…

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Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens

On Tuesday, Terry and I decided to head into Edinburgh to run a few errands, and as the forecast was still looking suspiciously good, we thought we’d also pay a quick visit to the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens, which is one…

North Berwick Scotland

Amber & Terry’s Day Off

♥ Boden ‘Nancy’ dress ♥  Latinas ‘Bertina’ flats c/o Sarenza Over the weekend, we started to hear strange and almost certainly untrue rumours that the weather this week might be “quite nice”.  We didn’t dare believe it, obviously, but,  just…

The Kepies, Falkirk, Scotland

The Kelpies

Kelpies are mythical Scottish water horses, said to be able to transform into beautiful women or handsome young men, who will lure you to your death. And, I mean, I’m saying “mythical” here because that’s what you’re supposed to say:…

New Lanark phone box

A Sunday at New Lanark

Last Sunday, while the rest of the country was apparently basking in glorious spring sunshine, Terry, my parents and I all got wrapped up in our winter woolies and headed to the little village of New Lanark, which is a…

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

To the Lighthouse

[La Redoute jacket // H&M faux-fur scarf // J Brand jeans // Guess ankle boots c/o Sarenza // Zac by Zac Posen handbag*] Last Saturday, Terry and I were in Glasgow doing some shopping, when we happened to walk past…

By Linlithgow Loch

Linlithgow Lunch

[Wearing: ♥ Primark coat (c/o VoucherCodes.co.uk) ♥  ASOS trousers ♥ Zara shoes ♥ Kate Spade '2 Park Ave Beau Satchel *] OMG, can you BELIEVE that woman is wearing a winter coat, but you can totally see the tops of her feet…

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Gran Caffè

Yes, it’s another photo-overload folks: sorry! This Sunday, my sister-in-law, Jolene, invited Terry and I to afternoon tea with her and Terry’s brother, John. Now, afternoon tea is one of our very favourite ways to spend a Sunday afternoon (Or,…

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Edinburgh in December

[♥ Coat: J Crew   ♥ Bag: Kate Spade *  ♥ Boots: Dune 'Sandhurst'] Last Sunday, Terry and I headed to Edinburgh to do some Christmas shopping. As it happened, though, we ended up abandoning the shopping in favour of a…

Tantallon Castle

East Coast, represent

[Dress (worn as skirt): Miss Selfridge via ebay // top: ancient, no idea // shoes: gift from my parents] When I was just a few years old, my parents announced that we would be going on holiday to Spain: a…

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Jupiter Artland

As I mentioned in my last post, Terry and I decided to take a couple of days off last week to try and take advantage of the drier-than-usual weather (That turned out to be a wise decision, too: I’m typing…

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Playing hookey

[Capri pants: ASOS // tank top: River Island // shoes: gift from my parents // glasses: eBay // cardigan: shop in Orlando about 8 years ago // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop] Back in the days when I…

Blue dress and cardigan

What not to wear on a windy day

[Dress: River Island (old) // Cardigan: H&M (new, but couldn't find it on the website) // brooch: New Look (old) // Shoes: Carvela 'Australia' c/o Sarenza] Over the weekend, Terry and I noticed that we were starting to get some…

50s style gingham circle skirt

One gingham skirt short of a picnic

(ASOS skirt, Jasper Conran shoes, Primark tee, eBay sunglasses) If you’re a regular reader of this here blog, and you happen to be based in the UK, you’ve probably been expecting this post. “Oh great,” I can almost hear you…

Forever Amber

Fashion Blogger Clichés, Part 2

(Dress, River Island last year; Shoes, TK Maxx, about 6 years ago.) For some reason, sunny weather (Oh, hey, did I mention we’ve been having sunny weather recently? Did I? Because I feel like I haven’t gushed about it quite enough…

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A Walk in Winter

This afternoon, we decided to jump in the car and take Rubin for a long walk in the countryside just outside town.  We actually thought we were being pretty clever here (Yeah, I know: famous last words…), because the thing…

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Planes, Boats and Crop Tops

This weekend, I caught two separate people doing a McNaughty. I also had a really lovely day out with my family, so I’m going to show you the photos from that first, and then those of you who feel like listening to…

In the garden at Glamis Castle

Castle Bagging

You know how some people like to “bag” Munros? Um, you probably don’t, do you? I think it’s a Scottish thing. Basically a Munro is a type of mountain: we have a whole bunch of them here, and people like…

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Random Rubinman

It’s been a horrendously stressful couple of weeks. This is the kind of thing that’s been helping us get through it: Well, that and the wine. Oh, and watching my parents and Terry slide down Arthur’s Seat on their butts…

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Beach Birthday

Mt Flickr Pro account expired a couple of weeks ago, and I’m too mean to pay to renew it right now, so I’m afraid that means some of the photos I would normally have posted there are getting stuck here…

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The One Where We Go to Blair Castle

So, Autumn hasn’t been as bad as I’d feared. Not so far, anyway. I realise I’ve just cursed it by saying that, and I’ll wake up tomorrow to ten feet of snow, but for now: not so bad. It’s been…

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Road Trip! Glamis Castle, Angus

I know, it’s ironic, isn’t it – an entire post just crammed with photos, mere days after I whine about people stealing my images! Like I said, though, I’m not going to stop posting photos because of these idiots, although…

Countryside Update: now with added injections!

So, when I wrote about my little misadventure in the countryside this weekend, I thought all the fun was over. But I was wrong. Not long after I published that post, I started getting comments/tweets from people suggesting that, hey,…

Walking in the Countryside: ur doin it rong

On Sunday, we decided to take the dog for a walk around Linlithgow Loch. Terry has done this walk before: it’s short, and there’s a proper footpath, so I figured I’d be OK in these: You see the sticking plaster…

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Easter Sunday: now with added ancestors!

A few weeks ago, I decided – pretty much on a whim – to start tracing my family tree. I think, like most people who do this, I was secretly hoping I’d find out I was directly descended from Cleopatra…

A (12 Mile) Walk in the Woods

So, today was the day Terry and I had set aside to try to walk 12 miles in one day. “Hey! I know! Let’s try and walk 12 miles in one day!” said Terry. “You know? That sounds kinda crap,”…