My body has no idea what day it is anymore after Easter weekend, having time off for my friend’s hen do, and now another bank holiday – not that I’m complaining, but at the moment I’m feeling overly tired and I’m quite looking forward to getting back into a routine.
1. Monday in Ibiza
It feels like ages ago since I came back from Ibiza, but it’s only been just over a week. The start of last week saw us wandering around the Old Town and having ice cream at Vivi’s, which, if you’re ever in Ibiza, is definitely worth a visit. We walked up to the cathedral and then back down via a couple of quirky bars before heading to the airport. The weather was definitely the hottest on this day and it was nice to see some more of the island.
2. Paul Mitchell #StandOutStyle
On Tuesday afternoon, I came home to Salon Success’s latest parcel for me, which was the latest collection of Paul Mitchell hair care goodies, the Neon range. The products are all infused with sugar which makes them smell amazing! I’ve only managed to use the ‘sugar confection’ spray which gives your hair body and allows you to style it with ease.
On Wednesday evening I decided to randomly treat myself to having my nails done at Beauty Tonic on Burton Road in Didsbury. I went for gels in a pale blue colour and I absolutely love them. It’s the first time I’ve ever had my nails done professionally and I can already tell I’m going to be hooked – I’ve already booked my next appointment in time for my friend’s wedding!
4. Bank Holiday Weekend
What’s better than having 3 days off work? Well spending it with great people is definitely up there. I had a great bank holiday weekend that started off with drinks on Friday night (that escalated quite quickly into too many cocktails) Saturday which was date day/night with my boyfriend, my best friend’s birthday on Sunday and then relaxing in the sunshine on Monday after having a nice walk around our local park.
5. The English Lounge
On Saturday evening, I was invited to try out the new menu at The English Lounge on the edge of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I won’t say too much about it because I’ll be doing a whole post on it, but I was very impressed with the quality of the food. I think pubs sometimes get a bad reputation for having substandard food, but I really enjoyed my meal and the whole atmosphere.
If you haven’t heard of Gousto before, it is a meal subscription service that provides you with the right amount of ingredients to make very interesting dishes that ordinarily you wouldn’t think you could cook. When I was invited to try a box for free I jumped at the chance because I’m really trying to increase my cooking skills at the moment. I was asked to choose two meals and the date that it would be delivered so I went for hoisin spiced meatballs and Indonesian chicken rendang – both of which were delicious. Full review coming soon.