I’ve had a much more chilled week this week, which is exactly what I needed – sometimes I feel as though my head and my heart tell me two different things when it comes to slowing down, but a week of chilling was definitely what I needed.
1. Chester Races
On Monday, I booked to go to Chester Races with a few friends at the end of the month. I’ve been to Chester Races every year since 2013, and I really didn’t want this year to go by without getting the change to get all dressed up with my friends. We’ve had the date in our diaries for ages, so it was good to finally get the tickets booked and have something to look forward to!
2. Twinings Coconut & Mango Green Tea
I was recently sent these tea bags to try as they are new from Twinings, but if I’m honest, I forgot about them in the cupboard – that was, until the other day where I wanted something different than my regular peppermint tea. I was a bit dubious at first because coconut is a bit like marmite for me, but I thought these were so delicious. They taste basically like a pina colada but are good for you! Winner winner.
I’m not a girl that is massively into sports, but Wimbledon is something I find myself watching every year, and this tournament was no different. I managed to catch most of the quarter and semi-final matches, as well as the men’s final, which is always one of my favourites to watch. I definitely want to try and go next year, because I can imagine the atmosphere is amazing!
After going to the British Style Collective last week and listening to talks from Alessandra Steinherr (the beauty editor of Glamour) I went and bought the latest issue. Although I’m a complete digital junkie, I do love reading and old-school magazine from time to time, and Glamour will always be one of my favourites.
5. Iced Coffee
I’ve been working from home a lot this week, but sometimes I find it quite hard to be motivated, especially in the morning. I’m not usually a coffee drinker, but I do love iced coffee because I find it much more refreshing. I’ve found myself drinking a couple of these over the week, and I love the fact that we have a coffee machine and I can make them at home!
6. Uploading Photos
This is quite a lame one, but this week, I have cleared a lot of photos off my phone and uploaded them to Facebook. I hadn’t updated my 2017 album since the start of April, so it was great to look back on the last three months and see all of the memories I have made and relive them all whilst freeing up space on my phone (always a good thing!)
7. Vegetarian Meals
I’m someone who enjoys food a lot – I think I’ve made that clear on many occasions – but recently, I have been trying to eat much less meat. At the moment, I only really eat meat when I go out, or to someone’s house for dinner, and this week I have managed to eat only vegetarian during the week, which I’m really proud about. I don’t think I will ever be able to take the plunge and become full-on vegetarian, but every little helps. Also, if anyone has any good vegetarian recipes, please send them my way.
8. Laura Bradshaw
I am always up for discovering new blogs and YouTubers, but I also really enjoying re-discovering people who I used to watch. This week, I started watching one of my old favourites, Laura Bradshaw (originally Tiny Twisst) again and fell in love with her channel. Her content is much more grown up than before as she has recently got married and bought a new house with her husband, and I find her really relatable and sweet. Definitely, have a read of her blog!
9. Foodies Festival
On Saturday I was invited to go to the Foodies Festival at Tatton Park. I’ve been to this food festival a few times now, but only to the Tatton park one once so I was intrigued to go back. The festival itself is all outdoors and definitely bigger than I remember! I’ve got a full review coming next week, so keep a look out for that to hear everything that we got up to!
10. Cousin Visit
On Sunday my cousin, Kate, rang me to ask if she could come and see our house, as she hasn’t been since we bought it. She came for about an hour and we got to have a really lovely catch up, which we haven’t been able to do for a long time so it really made my weekend to see her.
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