#whatthefizz is a new segment. A round-up of all the things I’m loving just now; books, food, podcasts or places to go, you’ll find it all here.
What I’m Watching
If you follow my blog you’ll know I’m INCREDIBLY excited about Sky Atlantic’s crime drama, Riviera, starting tonight, Thursday 15 June. Find out more about that here. In other tv news, The Handmaid’s Tale has firmly secured it’s Sunday night slot in our house. An extremely intense and disturbing tale, set in a dystopian society where women are reduced to the use of their reproductive organs. The Gilmore Girls Alexis Bledel and Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss are both captivating.
Where I’m Eating
A couple Fridays ago we ventured to Otro, a new restaurant from the team at The New Chapter in Edinburgh’s New Town. Otro has taken up residence in the old Indian Calvary Club on Coates Crescent in the West End. We called for a table just twenty minutes before arriving and were sat downstairs. A shame as it was a beautiful sunny evening, but understandable, as they were very busy. Basement location aside, we had a great evening. On the waitress’s recommendation, we tried a bottle of natural, organic white wine. Due to its purity, it’s suppose to be hangover-free, and as you drink, it gets cloudier and cloudier. To eat, I had crispy squid with a tomato and watermelon salad and a courgette and pesto linguine dish – both pictured above. The starter was so light and fresh, and the pesto was very moreish. All in all, a great meal at a good price point for a sunny Friday night in Edinburgh.
What I’m Buying
My next trip away is a trip to Tenerife with my girlfriends from school, in celebration of us all turning 30. The excitement in the whatsapp group is building, and a couple of the girls have already secured some serious pool float material. I’ve added to the collection with a pizza slice float from New Look. The dream? Eating a slice of pizza, on the pizza float whilst in the pool. Obviously. Girls, the pineapple float is still up for grabs.
What I’m Reading
After devouring the tv series Big Little Lies, I turned to one of Liane Moriarty’s other novels, Truly Madly Guilty. The story takes on a similar theme – six different couples with a life-changing event at the heart of the story, the details of which are unknown to the reader until about half way through the novel. I am only three quarters of the way through and hoping that the ending is as hopeful and cathartic as Big Little Lies.
Where I’m Going
I’m really looking forward to the Edinburgh Blogger’s Conference at Whitespace in Edinburgh on Saturday 17 June. It’s the first conference I’ll have been to in personal capacity, having attended similar events for my 9-5. With keynote speakers and panelists including global vloggers, businessmen and woman and plenty of successful bloggers and entrepreneurs, I’m hoping to learn lots and be inspired, all whilst meeting lots of new people.