Enjoying the sunshine at St. Paul’s – Last one from Poppy’s birthday celebrations – The first time in AGES I’ve ordered dessert – A round of Mrs Kensingtons with the #RoyalBloggers – Easter Sunday selfie – Nibbles & Cocktails at The Royal Hotel – Pre-afternoon tea cocktails at Aqua Nueva’s rooftop bar – Afternoon tea at The Sanderson – Drink Me Potions with one of the besties – Throwback Thursday: Uni Memories – Bank Holiday weekend Snapchat selfie – Actually watching rugby(!)
My last Insta update was just under three-and-a-half weeks ago and I feel like I’ve crammed so much in, at the weekends mainly. I have honestly been that busy – and I have like two free weekends between now and the end of June, which is just crazy! In the last post, I mentioned my lovely friend Poppy’s 30th birthday celebrations in London and of course, that continued to feature on my feed. But what else have I been up to?
Going back to three weekends ago – and the first of the Bank Holidays... I booked the Thursday off work (totally oblivious we had the Friday and Monday off!), so mum and I went to visit my nan. We took her out for a pub lunch, to The Bull at Hockley. I have honestly never eaten so much food – buttermilk chicken burger with chips and coleslaw, followed by the most gorgeous (and summery!) Eton mess ice cream sundae. It was just a lovely chilled afternoon and I certainly need to make more effort to visit her.
On the Saturday, I was invited to The Royal Hotel in Southend for a couple of hours sampling the food and cocktails, as well as mingling with some Essex bloggers (post: #RoyalBloggers Nibbles & Cocktails at The Royal Hotel, Southend). Ash and I also walked along the seafront and went to the original Rossi’s shop for treats!
Easter Sunday was spent visiting Ash’s family, so we spent most of the day in the car – hence the selfie. I loved my outfit and I’ll be featuring the blouse in my monthly favourites. I teamed it up with jeggings to dress it down and I also wore my favourite Jimmy Choo sunglasses. It was so nice to see his mum and Granny, as we hadn’t seen either for a while!
The following weekend I was back in London, again with Poppy, as I had promised I would take her for afternoon tea. I decided on The Sanderson as it’s possibly my favourite place in London – mainly because of the Alice in Wonderland theme. The table was booked for 3pm so we headed up early and after a mooch around Westfield, went for cocktails at the rooftop bar at Aqua Nueva. We were hoping for snacks to accompany our drinks, but there was a Japanese-themed brunch on in the restaurant. That was definitely for the best though, as we certainly over-indulged later on (post: Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson, London).
And to last week, which was another extended one. I watched Ashley play rugby on Saturday afternoon – and even though I had no idea what was really happening, I had a really good time. It was quite cold, but luckily I had a Malibu to keep me warm – and I wasn’t left on my own either, which was something I was worried about. We went into London afterwards for a friend’s birthday drinks, but couldn’t stay long, due to the last train back. Dinerama is a cool place though, if you’ve not been before! Sunday was chilled, other than a hard gym sess and then I was back home on Monday, where I spent the day spring cleaning!
What have you been up to lately?
Love, Lucy xx