I’m British and just moved home after 13 months living in San Francisco. I have also previously lived in Morocco, Paris, Cairo and Canada. These are just some thoughts on style, design, travel, books, cooking…. the list goes on!
Some things about me:
I chose the name Rose & Thistle for my blog because I’m my dad is Scottish and my mother is English – making me something of a British mixed-breed. The Scottish insignia is a thistle; the English (and that of my county, Lancashire) is a rose.
I studied French and Arabic at the University of Edinburgh for my undergrad. I speak fluent French and pretty decent Arabic (that stuff is hard!).
I am wildly accident prone. If you can imagine some special way a person can injure themselves, I’ve probably already done it…
Some things I love:
Breakfast, especially when eaten in a diner. Mmmm, coffee.
Reiss. All the way.
Exploring San Francisco, my beautiful city by the Bay.
Photography – both taking photographs and swooning over the beautiful work of proper photographers, from Jose Villa to Cartier-Bresson.
All things Apple – yep, total Mac geek here.
Packing my bags to jet off somewhere new, and ideally warm.
Countryside pub lunches in England, accompanied by my dogs, if they’re behaving themselves :).
Idling around in coffee shops when I should be doing something more productive!
Fancy wine bars and much less fancy dive bars. There’s a time and a place for both in my life!
Cooking – and feeding people. The technical name for this is sharing the calorific lode ;). Brownies clearly don’t count as calories when shared between a group of people….
Running along the Embarcadero – got to do something to counteract those brownies! This has since been traded for running trails in the cold English weather.