This week felt like it has massively dragged, which is strange since we had Monday off work, but the weather made up for it, and made me pretty excited for the summer sunshine (if we get any).
1. Bank Holiday Monday
I love bank holiday Mondays because it feels chilled like a Sunday, but everyone seems a little bit happier knowing they’re getting paid for having a day off. We spent this bank holiday having a lovely walk around Chorlton Water Park and then lunch at one of our favourite pubs, The Horse & Jockey. It was nice to get outside and have some fresh air after 3 weekends of going out and spending too much money, and the weather even played ball.
2. Sten Party
As my friend is getting married at the end of this month, we decided to have a joint do for her and her husband to be, where they first met. To make us even more cringey, everyone dressed in 90’s clothes – it was our era after all! The costumes included Daphne from Scooby Do, Ash and Pikachu from Pokemon and Dexter from Dexter’s lab (I played it safe with double denim and oversized shirt, all of which I already owned!)
Brunch is definitely one of my favourite meals of the day, but is something I can only really enjoy on the weekend. I had arranged to meet one of my friends Charlotte at Rosylee on Saturday because we assumed it would be nice enough to sit outside (it wasn’t, thanks Manchester…) If you’ve been reading my weekly love posts for a while, you’ll remember that I went here for lunch on Easter Monday, because the food is gorgeous. We both went for the halloumi breakfast which consisted of chargrilled halloumi, two poaches eggs, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms (although I didn’t have them because vom) and beans, which I’ve noticed aren’t on the menu, odd… The portion was huge but I managed to finish it all and Charlotte’s leftover halloumi (if that’s even a thing) because she was feeling a little worse for wear… It was only £7 as well, which is a decent price for a brunch in the city centre for the amount of food!
4. Double Zero
On Saturday night we had one of our friends, Chloe, over for a takeaway evening. I’d heard amazing things about the pizzas at Double Zero in Chorlton, so I suggested getting a takeaway from there as it is less than 10 minutes from our house, plus there was no way in hell we would have got a table in there. We decided to share 2 pizzas between 3 (seen as we had already bought a sticky toffee pudding and 3 bags of sweets for dessert) and went for the Sisciliana (sausage, peppers and balsamic onions) and the Chorizo (chicken, chorizo and peppers). The pizzas were delicious and doughy, which is just how I like them!
Because Chloe is an absolute babe, she brought us fresh flowers for the house when she came round. I’ve absolutely loved having flowers in the lounge and feel like they make that room look a lot more homey. It’s encouraged me to keep flowers in the house, especially now the weather is a bit brighter and sunnier – and I haven’t managed to kill them yet which is always a bonus!
6. Sunny Sunday’s
On Sunday the weather automatically lifted my mood and I felt happy and motivated all through the day. I’d arranged to meet up with my friend Jacinta (owner of Made In Cheshire) at The Garden in Hale. We sat outside in the sunshine and had a lovely long catch up over healthy banana and cacao smoothies. Definitely going to be more of a regular occurrence.