Happy Monday everyone and welcome to another weekly love post! I feel like I’ve not stopped this week. I’ve been in London for work, had Jordan’s birthday and spent the weekend in Cologne, so I’m about ready to fall asleep, but it’s the start of a new week, and I’m excited about quite a chilled one.
I hope you’ve all been enjoying the weather, and it seems a shame that this week it’s finally going to not be as warm, but hopefully the sunshine will make an appearance over the weekend as I haven’t spent enough of my time in beer gardens yet, that’s for sure!
And here is everything I was loving last week…
As I mentioned, I spent a couple of days down in London for work, which was really nice to break up the week and catch up with my colleagues. I saw my friend Louise for dinner and we went to the lovely little Kingly Court, which is now one of my favourite areas of London and ate at Pizza Pilgrims which has been on my list for a while, before heading to the shops for some late night retail therapy.
When I got home on Wednesday, the last thing I wanted to do was make dinner as I felt so tired (I never sleep well in hotel rooms by myself, especially when they are 10000 degrees…) and Jordan was working late so I decided to get us both a takeaway from our favourite Greek restaurant which was delicious!
I saw Mama Mia this week with a couple of girl friends, and it was amazing. I don’t think it’s as good as the first one (which I’ve seen 10+ times at least) but it was a really lovely story line, and I may have shed a tear towards the end. I’ve also had ABBA on repeat ever since so that’s gotta say something right?
On Thursday evening, I had my first personal training session with my friend Missy (from the blog Contour Allure) who owns Elevation Fitness in Warrington. I was a little bit nervous as I’m more of a workout by yourself girl, but the session was so fun. We did a mixture of different circuits, targeting the full body and although it was tough, I can’t wait to go back!
After my session on Thursday evening, my friend Noemie came round for a catch up and some nibbles. It was really lovely to see her and hear all about her new job and we chatted for hours and had some really lovely vegetarian food – always a great way to spend the evening.
I was really kindly gifted a cake for Jordan’s birthday from the lovely team at Bakerdays, and they even let me send them a picture for it too – so naturally I put both the cats on there. The cake was a lovely sponge with jam and buttercream and a fondant icing; so delicious – AND it fit through the letterbox!
As I mentioned at the top, we spent the weekend in Cologne, celebrating Jordan’s birthday. I booked it way back at the start of the year as it has been a city on our list for a while, so it felt like we’ve been looking forward to it for ages, but it’s also come round so quick. We had a really lovely trip, and although it was only two days and two nights, we crammed so much in. I’ll be writing up all my recommendations in the coming weeks so make sure you keep an eye out for them.
I wanted to mention the hotel we stayed in on here as I won’t be doing a full review of it, but I really would recommend it if you’re heading to Cologne. We stayed in the Mauritius Hotel and Therme, which had 12 saunas, all at different temperatures, three Jacuzzis and two pools, which was absolutely the dream after being in 35 degree heat in the centre of a city!
How was your week last week? What were you loving?