Met up with mcwoof
yesterday and pottered off to Broughty Ferry on the bus. Investigated the shoe shop but have to go back in a couple of weeks because they don't have their long boots in yet. Wandered round Gillies drooling over all the gorgeous furniture I can't afford, a beautiful walnut writing bureau being top of the wish list, and treated myself to the softest blanket ever
for my bed - it's king sized, fleece lined, aubergine fake fur and utterly indulgent (and also machine washable, handily). Also had a meander through the gallery and then went to Visocchi's (think that's how it's spelt) for a late lunch. Had fresh seafood linguine which was absolutely delicious, featuring that fantastic Italian tomato sauce which always seems to be as much olive oil as tomato and never tastes as good when you make it yourself... Anyway, after a lovely cappacino to finish, we headed back to the bus stop, via a florists where I managed to get the peacock feathers I wanted to put on the vase Sam gave me (much to June's horror, as peacock feathers inside are apparently bad luck, although a quick hunt on google suggests that this is due to their association with the Evil Eye in Europe and that they are considered very auspicious in Asia, where they are associated with protection and several deities, and therefore I'm pretty happy with the symbolism, particularly since my bedroom is decidedly Asian inspired anyway).
All in all, a most enjoyable outing. The only problem is, I now have to work today to catch up with all the stuff I didn't do in the week :( Ah well...