What I’m Loving In……….April

After the last week or so of the weather putting us back into winter mode, I mean really snow at the end of April? Come on, here I was hoping for warmer weather and instead I get winter woolies.  Hopefully the cold snap is ending and sunnier times are ahead which brings picnics, BBQ and maybe even (whispers) not wearing a jacket! As I look forward to these good times I will let you know what I loved in the month of April.

Edinburgh

Aaah Edinburgh, I forgot just how much I loved this city.  We were down in Auld Reekie for three nights earlier this month and had a fantastic time as well as walk what felt like 5893576 miles.  I really can’t wait until we head back again and cross off the things we wanted to see but never had time to do.  I really want to visit the National Museum of Scotland, have lunch at Harvey Nichols, see the Royal Botanic Gardens as well as many others.

 

West Bow Edinburgh

 

Line of Duty

I only started watching the fourth series of Line of Duty this month having never heard of it before but now that the final episode has been aired I am going to watch the first three seasons.  If you love crime dramas then this is for you, it’s set in a police anti-corruption unit where they are trying to uncover who Balaclava Man is and investigating why a Detective is trying to frame someone for murder who is clearly innocent.

 

Whittards Black Forest Gateau Hot Chocolate

One word. Yum! As we no longer have a Whittards shop in Aberdeen whenever I go somewhere that has one I have to go in and buy some tea or hot chocolate.  Edinburgh has a store on Princes Street and I thought this limited edition hot chocolate sounded tasty and I wasn’t wrong.  I make it with either almond or coconut milk.

 

Whittards Black Forest Gateau Hot Chocolate

Audi TT

I have wanted an Audi TT for about a thousand years (disclaimer: slight exaggeration) and Mr M was working in Shetland at the end of March and was speaking to a guy from Glasgow who was selling one.  Long story short: Mr M got his flight changed to Glasgow, bought the car, drove the 160 miles home all without me knowing.  First I knew about the car was when he told me to look outside after he arrived home.  I’ve yet to drive the car as I’m too scared to drive it in case it gets scratched/bashed/dented!

 

Audi TT

 

WordPress

At the end of March I took the leap and became self hosted, this meant that I moved platforms from Blogger to WordPress.  At first I wasn’t sure as I have lost 2 years worth of comments, lost links and my DA has now dropped so this meant lots of sweary words being said, rising blood pressure and lots of strops.  I put my blog on maintenance mode for a few days while I transferred everything.  Now though, I am loving it! This Yoast plug-in thingy for SEO is the best, it turns into a bit of a game trying to get everything on the list to turn green before pressing publish.  Obviously if you are on Blogger this will mean very little for you but you should definitely have a look into it.

 

WordPress Maintenance Mode

 

What things were you loving in April?

20 Comments

  1. 03/05/2017 / 3:54 pm

    Yessss, welcome to WordPress! It’s all very enormous and scary initially but it’s definitely better to be self-hosted. Loving the look of that hot chocolate too 🙂

    • 07/05/2017 / 12:04 pm

      It was and still is really scary! I’m still getting to grips with it but hopefully I will be a WordPress pro before too long 😉. It is a really nice hot chocolate but I notice that it’s sold out online, boooooo!!

  2. 03/05/2017 / 7:27 pm

    Lovely post – I would so love to visit Edinburgh. 🙂

  3. 03/05/2017 / 8:54 pm

    Edinburgh sounds amazing! I’ve planned to visit there this fall 🙂

    • 07/05/2017 / 12:05 pm

      You will love it there, there is so much to see and do in the city 😊

    • 07/05/2017 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks, it’s quite scary shifting the blog over and obviously I’ve lost some things along the way but I’m guessing it will all work out in the end 😊. I saw your post, thank you! I’ve got a 20 Things You Didn’t Know About me post coming up on Wednesday so will leave your one for a few weeks if that’s ok but I will definitely do it 😊

  4. Maikel
    04/05/2017 / 7:35 am

    The TT is such a beauty, although I love a good Carerra!

    • 07/05/2017 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you, Maikel! Although a Carerra is also really nice it is just a wee bit out of my price range 😂

  5. 04/05/2017 / 7:49 am

    I love wordpress, it’s so much better and I totally know what you mean about the green lights!! Haha!! I am always waiting for those lights to turn green before I press Publish!!! Xx

    • 07/05/2017 / 12:10 pm

      I’m glad that I’m not the only one! 😄 I do struggle with the green lights on readability but that’s because I write sentences with 48652157 words in them 😊

    • 04/05/2017 / 9:29 am

      Also -that hot chocolate looks incredible – I’m a big hot chocolate fiend so will have to try the Whittards one out.
      As for becoming self hosted – I might have to pick your brain about that! I bought my domain but am still on blogger, so would love to hear how you went about changing etc. !
      xx

      • 07/05/2017 / 12:18 pm

        Edinburgh is definitely one of my favourite cities. The hot chocolate is well worth trying. Corinne at http://skinnedcartree.com has a 6 part course on how to change from Blogger to WordPress and that was a massive help. I went for TSO host and if you google a discount code for them you get 25% off your first payment. I paid for 2 years and it was around £57 with the discount, you can also pay £2.99/month. If you need anything else just holler, can’t promise I will know though 😄 xx

  6. 04/05/2017 / 9:41 am

    Perfect post and perfect pictures

  7. 04/05/2017 / 6:14 pm

    Yay! April looks like a great month – Edinburgh is one of my all time favourite places too. A new car is so exciting and the hot chocolate sounds delicious! <3

    G is for Gingers xx

    • 07/05/2017 / 12:19 pm

      The hot chocolate is definitely worth trying! Edinburgh is such an amazing city isn’t it? Hope things are good with you? xx

  8. 17/05/2017 / 8:43 pm

    I’ve heard so many people go on about Line of Duty, think i’m going to have to give it a try as I’m looking for a new show to watch and what a lovely surprise with the TT, it’s one of my dream cars, so excited for, how lovely of Mr M to do that 🙂

    Sarah // http://www.bellesmoments.com

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