Happy Monday you lovely lot! We officially survived the first full week of work which definitely seems like quite an achievement and we even had some sunshine along the way to enjoy!
Here are all the things I was loving over the past week.
1. Meeting An Old Friend
On Monday evening, I went to Chorlton to meet my good friend Holly, founder of We Blog North for a bit of a catch-up. She’s due to have a baby in May, and I hadn’t seen her since I’d been engaged so we had a lot to talk about. I also got to have a look around her newly renovated house too, which was absolutely beautiful.
2. Lunchtime Walks
During our lunch breaks this week, me and a couple of girls went for a walk into Alderley Edge village to break up the day a little bit. We’re lucky that our office is in such a beautiful part of Cheshire, and we get to look at some pretty gorgeous houses on the route we took.
On Wednesday evening, I went to the Trafford Centre to take some sale purchases back that I impulse bought after Christmas (bad idea!) I ended up having a little shop around and buying myself a spontaneous beret, which I’d wanted for a while and although I’m not sure whether I can pull it off, I’m going to go with it.
4. Girls Night
By the time it got to Friday evening, all I wanted to do was have some chill time with two of my favourite girls – I had my good friends Jacinta and Georgie round for dinner and a girl’s night. We had veggie burgers and sweet potato fries and had a lovely time putting the world to rights.
I was invited to attend the Ice Lolly ‘Blog at the Beach’ event at Duke Studios in Leeds. I went with my good old blogging buddy, Lily, and we met some lovely people there, including finally being introduced to Queen Beady. The event was incredibly useful and it was lovely to be back over that side of the Pennines again.
4. Chilled Saturday
After getting back from the event on Saturday, Jordan and I had a well-earned night in doing absolutely nothing. We cooked vegetarian pies with some greens, and watched ‘Take Me Out’ whilst cuddling the cats. Definitely a great way to end a busy day.
5. First Newsletter
My first newsletter went out yesterday (you can sign up here for the next one) and the feedback I’ve had so far has been lovely. It featured blogs from some of my favourite people such as Sophie Cliff, Rhianna Olivia, Chloe Plumpstead and Sophie Rosie as I love sharing the work of other content creators.
On Sunday morning, Jordan and I went to the two venues which we have whittled it down to. It was nice to see them without it being an open day and being able to ask the owners all our questions, which there are a lot of. I’ll be posting my first wedding update at the end of the month, so make sure you keep an eye out for that one!
7. Wedding Fair
After seeing the venues, we went to the County Brides wedding fair at the Etihad Stadium (boo!!) to get some idea on the price of other things, and have a look at the exhibitors. I’ve only ever been to one wedding fair before, but I definitely want to go to more the closer we get to the wedding.
We worked up quite an appetite after all of the wedding planning during the day and I was lucky enough to be invited to try the new ramen dishes at Tampopo so we headed to the Trafford Centre to try them. I went for the Shoyu vegetarian option, and Jordan had the Tonkotsu, and they were both delicious. I love Tampopo as they always use the tastiest ingredients and the service is always so good.
What have you been loving this week?