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Me in the music room

So, yes, I have spent the last week gallivanting around the North East of Scotland stopping at every opportunity to refill my cake levels. It was very very cold so lots of cake had to be eaten to sustain me throughout all the efforts of charity shopping and sitting by the fire. Above is me in the Music Room, my bedroom in my mum’s house. It is full of antiques and clocks and the comfiest bed in the known universe.

Birthday Cake!

It was my birthday on Tuesday and here is my birthday cake complete with candles! I got together with some of my family for a nice dinner in Elgin and they brought along this classic Caramel Sponge from the bakers in Lossiemouth. It was literally the best.

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West Beach, Lossiemouth

This is the West Beach in Lossiemouth, my home town. Lossie has two beaches, get us. On the very left you can just see the lighthouse. You can also just make out the snow-topped hills all the way across the Moray Firth.

Lossie charity shop

The North East is full of untapped charity shops crammed full of awesome stuff and practically giving it away. This is one corner of the Lossie charity shop. I shopped my way round most of Moray and Aberdeenshire and have quite the haul. I will show you some of my finds in another post once I photograph them all.


We got up at some unearthly hour on the Sunday to go to the car boot sale at Inverurie. We almost didn’t make it, the roads were so covered in snow! Sadly that meant hardly anyone else was there either but I got a few things to make it worth my while.

Logie Steading

This is Logie Steading, just outside Forres. My dad took me here for a nice potter round the gallery, secondhand bookshop and (of course) coffee and cake shop. The bookshop was huge and amazing and I ended up with a lovely first edition Japanese travelogue. The river walks looked like they would be nice but it really wasn’t the weather for it.
Angel Bunny at Elgin Cathedral

No holiday is really complete without Angel Bunny seeing the sights. This is Elgin Cathedral. I don’t think I have actually ever been inside.

Well, there you are. There are lots more photos on my Flickr if you’re interested.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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