The last week felt as though it went so quickly, which I guess is what 4-day weeks do for you, but I had a blast nonetheless.
With autumn on the horizon, the days are starting to draw in a little bit, which means that cosy nights in are definitely a must with hot chocolates and amazing home-cooked food and roast dinners on the weekend.
1. Cartmel Races
Jordan and I started off our week with a visit to Cartmel Races in the Lake District with his parents. They asked us a couple of days before, and I was panicking about what to wear, but it was such a casual day with loads of families having picnics and BBQ’s so there was no need to dress up. It was nice to do something with our extra day off and spend time with his family – I even ran into my friend Kirsty who lives in the next village over, which was a nice surprise; what a small world!
2. Bake Off
Tuesday evening saw the return of The Great British Bake Off to our screens, and although I will miss the original line up, I really enjoyed it. I’ve always been a fan of Noel Fielding, and I think he was a great choice – plus the shirt…
3. Lunchtime Fun
This week I had some exciting lunches booked with my friend Laura at The Alchemist and a visit to my Mum and Dad’s new flat, where she made me food, bonus! It’s always nice to do something on my lunchtimes because it breaks up the day, and gives me something to look forward to when I’m slowly dying under a sea of data records.
On Friday, a couple of the girls and me went to a renowned bakery in the village where we work for a Friday and payday treat. The bakery itself is gorgeous, and the food is all homemade and smells incredible. We decided to go for some pastries as a little treat, which were delicious. I went for a hazelnut slice, which tasted like a giant Ferrero Rocher.
5. Kasabian Tickets
On Thursday morning, I managed to get tickets for me and friend to the Kasabian concert in November. I’ve already seen them once before, and had such an amazing time that I’ve always wanted to see them again, so I’m already really looking forward to it.
6. Hen Do
On Saturday morning, I drove over to York for my friend Siobhan’s hen do. We were staying in a big house, which was decorated with some questionable inflatables and loads of pictures of her with all of her friends over the years. It was really lovely to meet some of her friends that I’d heard so much about, and the setting was amazing and there was even a hot tub that we all went for a drunken dip in.
7. Bingley Live Festival
After dressing up as a hippy as soon as I arrived on the Saturday, we quickly had some drinks before heading over to Bingley Live Festival. The drive took about an hour and a half from where we were staying, but the sing-a-longs and prosecco made it feel like much less. The weather was incredible, and a lot of people commented on the effort we had put in for our fancy dress. The headliner was Kaiser Chiefs, who were amazing, and the whole day was so much fun.
On the Sunday after the festival, a few of the girls who were left went into York for a wander and to go to the Hilton for afternoon tea. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know how much I love York as a place, so it was nice to experience it with my friends. The afternoon tea was also amazing and really good value seen as it was at the Hilton.