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Nanopoblano Week 1

View from Arthurs seat to the pentlands

Woke to a strange sky this morning, Edinburgh enveloped in a shrouded mist with patches of blue. The sun was welcome as a source of heat, slowly working it’s magic. Inspired me to a long walk around Arthurs seat to take in a the fresh cold air. A welcome day away from the office and a chance to soak up the last of the Autumn colours.

Brunch out with the boss, a masked affair that saved us having to worry about making lunch, and then a few bits and pieces to supplement the menu for this evening.

  • Leak and bacon buckwheat pancakes, served with a rocket, sweet potato and avocado salad.
  • Hazelnut chocolate pots to follow.

With such an early lunch, there was time to crack open the fruit cake (we are not mentioning the C word yet) with a cup of coffee…..which I would gladly share if we were having coffee.

While we were having coffee I would tell you about WordPress and its constant need to tell me about my daily streak. I made it to 7 since last week, the start of nanopoblano regardless of quality! I’d tell you that a daily blog habit is quite hard if you want to provide meaningful content, at the same time as keep to the daily grind of a project that has a major milestone in the next week.

Having missed yesterday’s post I’m now wavering around the journey that I have put myself on. It’s something to add into the mental health stakes of both working from home all day on a computer to add in another item that I need to do. I’m trying to reframe it on the basis it’s something I want to do…..but with an active mind there are another million and one things I would like to do as well.  On a postive, My Nanopolblano challenge has given me focus though, making me think daily alongside visiting some other great blogs.


The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Eclectic Alli that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.


  1. Natalie

    Glad you were able to go out for a long walk and enjoyed a nice misty view. Over here we’ve had a blast of summer-like weather since Wednesday, high 20C (68F). I was happy to go cycling and walking along nature trails. Thank you for the coffee share. Have a great week!

    • EdinburghCook

      Thank you, and apologise for the late reply. Hope you are still getting the nice weather, I know for some blogs I follow the snow has been trying to settle in.

  2. Sagittarius Viking

    That photo at the top is amazing! Wonderful that you got to go out and enjoy that beautiful view. Keep sharing. I really enjoy your posts. Have a fabulous new week!

    • EdinburghCook

      Thank you, that’s really kind

  3. Antoinette Truglio Martin

    Just keep at it. SOme days will better than others so long as you keep at it.

    • EdinburghCook

      Thanks Antoinette

  4. Gary A Wilson

    Some days I’m actually thankful for my job as it give me cover for not signing up for one of these daily post events. I doubt I could come up with enough meaningful stuff to share.

    • EdinburghCook

      Obviously your a quality over quantity kind of guy 🙂

  5. Leanne

    Posting quality every day is certainly a challenge. So far, I’ve read several NanoPoblano participants have already written about this challenge, including myself.

    • EdinburghCook

      Just been reflecting on my Month….I did throw in the towel mid way!

  6. Ka Malana - Fiestaestrellas.com

    It’s a gorgeous photo and I’m sure a very nice lunch! Posting every day is quite the challenge but fortunately it’s a annual endeavor. I hear you on wanting to do a lot of other things as well! So nice to have met you this time around!

  7. Ka Malana - Fiestaestrellas.com

    *an annual

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