February catch-up

feb1A bumper month! One which has totally run away from me, this February thing! (Must be the meager 28 days..) And now that we’re into (MID!) March I had better get this up here!feb2

We went to Iceland. Amazing time had by all, including a music festival.

We ‘owned our city’: tried out new burger place, Burger., on Thursday date night; and saw the new Mammoth exhibit at Museum Lates. Burger was ACE & I definitely recommend it. S had the El Burger which had pulled pork in it, and I had a chicken katsu burger with cheese… YASSS. He also got a special bakewell tart style shake. Museum Lates was good too!
feb4I also went to Edinburgh Zoo for a work away-day this month.
And we saw both the terracotta soldier paper lanterns in the Old College and the light exhibition in St Andrew’s Square. Adventure city!

+3hours karaoke with S. A little tricky on a school night but they suckered us in with the 1-2-3 deal! (First hour full price, second half price, third FREE!).

I read very little but spent a lot of time revising and editing my poems. I did cobble together a couple new Iceland-inspired poems in the run up to our trip.feb3

The garlic is sprouting! I’m so excited.

And we put in an offer on (yet another) house. Fingers crossed for success this time.

With all this on the go, I have let slip my Spanish & German, and my Programming lessons, but will hopefully catch up in March.

readingSimon Armitage – Out of the Blue
Sinéad Morrissey – The State of the Prisons
Sinéad Morrissey – Between Here and There
Stewart Conn – Ghosts of Cockcrow
Louise Gluck – Averno

Plus a ridiculous number of Iceland Lonely Planets, cover to cover… *power gamer*

soundtrackRhye – Open
MØ – Glass
Passion Pit – Carried Away
Choir of Young Believers – Hollow Talk (been watching the bridge)
Sykur – Reykjavik (best find from the festival!)
AlunaGeorge – Put up your Hands
Kina Grannis – The Fire

And completed my all time favorite – Professor Layton: Azran Legacy – this month. So good!

layton

So long February! You’ve been great.