This afternoon I partook in one of the most delightful aspects of British life. Cream tea. It consists of a nice pot of tea, scones, jam and clotted cream, (which if you have never tried it, you must… pure bliss). Add to that a fantastic new-to-me read, an awesome location, and a stroll through the art gallery with my sweetie, and you’ve got one happy girl on your hands. All I can say to such loveliness is, “May I have some more, please?”


This is a very exciting day in our household… honestly I had trouble sleeping last night I was so excited. It felt like Christmas Eve! Today not only is our long awaited cargo shipment set to arrive, (filled with books for J, clothes, kitchen supplies and fabric(!)) we have also been reconnected to the world. Yes, the nice internet man just finished setting everything up and I am once again online. It is a little ridiculous how much relief I feel in knowing that I can now surf the web at my leisure, but honestly the past month has been hard as I’ve felt totally disconnected, not knowing when I’ll have access to the internet next. But now, I can surf in peace from the comfort of my own home. Delightful. I have a fun sewing project to post about soon as well as the long awaited for tour of our little flat. So stay tuned. I’m once again a happy member of the virtual world. Hurrah.

a brief aside

As I’m really trying to keep this space as a creative outlet, I thought it would be a good idea for J and I to start a family blog. This will be a spot for us to write about our daily life in Edinburgh, while allowing me to keep Sparrow Hopes a separate place for my latest creations, thoughts, and other interesting tidbits that I can’t resist sharing. I’m sure you’ll still get doses of life in Edinburgh here as well, but the majority of this overseas journey will be recorded on the family blog for your reading enjoyment. If you’d like to check it out just let me know and I can send you the link.

another peek…

So, we sort of, kind of, accidentally packed our camera battery charger with our cargo shipment that is currently somewhere in the Atlantic ocean slowly making its way to Edinburgh. Unfortunately for us, all three camera batteries we packed with us as “back-ups” are now dead. Boo. I guess the grand tour of our apartment will have to wait for a couple of weeks. (Supposedly all our stuff will get here on Feb 6th… please keep your fingers crossed – J needs some socks!:)

In the meantime, I thought I’d share with you part of the view from our flat. We are surrounded by these beautiful stone buildings all built around the turn of the 19th century. It is so picturesque, complete with cobblestone streets. Don’t you just love the colors they’ve painted these garages?