A Honeymoon Update

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Long time, no see! Grant and I have been keeping very busy on our trip abroad. We spent the first 6 days in England, staying in a town west of London with Grant's dad and step-mom. We went into London 5 out of 6 days. If you've been following me on Instagram you can see we've been keeping quite busy. We went to the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. We made sure to make some of the obligatory tourist stops at Tower Bridge and St. Paul's. On Wednesday we went to see Bradley Cooper in the stage production of Elephant Man (a trip to London is not complete without a trip to the theatre!). Last Thursday we took a bus out to the Warner Bros studio to tour the Harry Potter studios. It was a total blast and our inner nerds were well pleased. On Friday we saw the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the V&A which was just brilliant. And on Saturday we caught the train from London to Edinburgh - in first class no less.

Honeymoon Update// © Thrifted 2015
Honeymoon Update// © Thrifted 2015
Honeymoon Update// © Thrifted 2015
Honeymoon Update// © Thrifted 2015
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We spent Saturday evening and all day Sunday exploring Edinburgh. Grant had been as a teenager when he was in Scotland for a pipe band trip. I loved the gothic feel of the city and actually preferred the gloomy and dingy buildings to the power-washed ones in London. Our hostel was right behind the castle and it was great being so central in Old Town.

Honeymoon Update// © Thrifted 2015
Honeymoon Update// © Thrifted 2015

On Monday we started our Highlands bus tour. It's been fantastic so far - the country is so picturesque that it'd be very difficult not to enjoy yourself here. We spent Monday night in Oban and tonight we're staying in Portree on Isle of Skye. This morning we took the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig and it is an absolute must. Harry Potter fans will recognize the viaduct in the photo below. We finish up the tour on Sunday and on Monday we fly to Iceland to spend 5 days there. My next update will probably be from Reykjavik.

Honeymoon Update// © Thrifted 2015
Honeymoon Update// © Thrifted 2015
Honeymoon Update// © Thrifted 2015
Honeymoon Update// © Thrifted 2015

Pure dead brilliant this country is.

xo Allison

Friday I'm In Love

Friday I'm in Love// Thrifted

Back in the day Friday I'm In Love was a weekly feature on this site. Since things are back in full swing I thought I would bring it back. Every Friday I'll share some links with you. This week I've also got a little playlist of what I've been listening to this month. The background is photo of Barton Springs in Austin, TX. I can't believe it's already been over 2 years since that trip! Check out my photos from that short visit here. Grant and I leave in a week for the UK and then Iceland. We're both so excited we can hardly stand it. I hope you have great weekend!

I know this is a kids room but I would totally paint my bedroom ceiling like this.

I was thinking of doing a post on a vegan Almond Joy smoothie... until I saw this recipe and knew I couldn't compete.

This vintage Cathrinholme collection is very impressive!

I'm definitely going to try this DIY for colourful photo backdrops.

I'm slowly building up the greenery in our condo and this home is serious inspiration.

Charis has been making some mouthwatering vegan macrons lately. I need to set aside an afternoon for practicing her technique.

Spring Playlist 2015// Thrifted

*Top photo from my last trip to London in 2010. Bottom photo from a trip to Austin in 2013.