This is the second post in my ‘Weekly round up’ series as I really enjoyed writing the first one! It’s great to reflect back on the week gone by and make plans for next one.
May is shaping up to be quite a busy month already. I have lots of bits and bobs coming up such as gigs, events and plans with friends which is really exciting! I’ll keep documenting and don’t forget to check out my Instagram for all the pics.
This week started off a bit strange as I was house-bound with my eye infection. I also had a rotten cold too so I was definitely feeling sorry for myself!
Liam and I had signed up for a free Pieminister a couple of weeks ago at the new restaurant that has opened up near our flat, so I dragged myself out at lunchtime to go and claim it. If you haven’t had a Pieminister pie yet, you need to find your nearest stockist as they are the best. I was actually really glad to be out of the flat for an hour – and with free pie on the cards it definitely cheered me up!
Tuesday was another working from home day – just to be on the safe side whilst I waited for my medication to kick in. On lunch, I popped to Boots to fully re-stock my eye makeup, as I had to chuck all of mine away because of the eye infection. I picked up some gorgeous eye liner products from Collection 2000, the Clinique High Impact mascara, Benefit Brow Zings and one of the new Sleek Matte Me lip glosses. I haven’t really hauled on makeup for a while, so I was really excited to get these products home to try. Definitely feeling a blog post coming on!
On Wednesday I made my way to London for Marketing Week Live – but not without stopping at Hart’s Bakery in Bristol for breakfast first. It was my first time at the little café tucked away at Bristol Temple Meads station and their croissants were to die for. It was a shame that I was rushing to catch my train, I could have taken so many pretty photos in there!
In the evening, my colleagues and I ventured out into London for something to eat. We enjoyed some great Japanese ramen in the food hall above Whole Foods before heading downstairs to explore the High Street Kensington store. I stocked up on so many yummy healthy treats including chocolate coconut milk and Bounce balls. Afterwards we found a cute little bar near our hotel and stopped to share a bottle of red wine and some cheese, probably the most middle-class evening I’ve ever had!
I was really excited for Thursday to come around, because we were taking my friend Richard for a surprise 40th birthday meal at Harvey Nichols that evening. We all got dressed up for the occasion and met in the cocktail bar to greet him. He was especially pleased with his birthday present – an original 1976 framed Vogue, from the month he was born.
The meal was lovely, as it always is at Harvey Nichols. I had a lovely broccoli salad to start, followed by hake and a gorgeous goats cheese cheesecake to finish. It was great to spend some quality time with friends.
Friday was my first day back in the office and it felt good to get back to normality! I was excited to get out at lunch to pick up my Topshop order as it contained a raincoat that I’ll be wearing to Glastonbury this year. The crazy person inside me decided to go for the white one – I am sure it won‘t be white by the end of the festival. I love the maritime pattern on the inside of the coat, I know I’ll be wearing it a lot this spring. You can find a link to the coat here.
In two weeks’ time I will be taking part in the Tough Mudder Half to raise money for my employer’s charity ‘The Tribal Foundation’. So far I have not trained at all, so I felt I should probably get my running shoes on and start pounding the pavements!
I managed to complete 6.1 kilometres around the harbourside, which I didn’t think was bad for a first go! I stretched it all off at my Saturday yoga class, which felt SO good.
Liam’s friend was visiting from Cheltenham for the day, so I joined them at the Grain Barge in Hotwells for lunch. I love that dining on a boat is completely normal in Bristol!
That evening I had a bit of a Netflix marathon and got through a fair few Gossip Girl episodes with a glass of red wine. Great evening!
Today I am looking forward to another lazy day, I am going to get up soon and make up some breakfast, most likely avocado and poached eggs on toasted sourdough – my favourite! There is a lot going on in Bristol over the bank holiday weekend so we might go and check out some of the market stalls and independent stops on Park Street. Liam’s parents are coming to visit today, so I’ll be shortly looking for a nice lunch spot to take them.
Next week is looking to be a pretty chilled one, so I want to get in as much exercise as I can and some healthy meal prep. What have you achieved this week?