This week started with a lovely weekend staying at my bestie and bridesmaid Sarah’s house in the beautiful Cotswolds. Then I had a couple of days at home before coming away for a few days in Winchester and the New Forest with my husband to finish off half term. So along with being off work, these are a few of the things I have been loving.
This week I have…
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby, the author of About a Boy. Its set in the 1960s and is about a woman who moves from Blackpool to London to make a name for herself in the world of television. It’s lovely, heart warming and more than just a little funny. I have really enjoyed reading it this week and I’m sure I will have finished it before we head home tomorrow.
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OF FINAL! Ahhh. So we booked a holiday and accidentally ended up being away for the final, but I couldn’t bear not to watch it and find out the winner through social media! We didn’t arrive in Winchester in time to eat and be back in time for the start (queue mild panic) but Tom managed to rewind the live TV feature on BBC iplayer so we settled down in our hotel room to watch on the iPad. Its a shame we couldn’t have any of my Bake Off Cookies with being away from home though! My favourite, Selasi, left during the semi-finals, so I didn’t really mind who won and just got to enjoy the bakes. I felt that we didn’t get to see much of the shower stopper bakes which was a shame, maybe a little too much going on.
The final always makes me cry! This year was no exception. I’m really sad that Bake Off as we know it is over, it really feels like the end of an era. Its something that always makes going back to work after the holidays that little bit easier, next September just wont be the same!
This yummy, hearty, warming (slightly deconstructed) cottage pie. I love it when I have more time to cook during the holidays, and it doesn’t feel like such a chore, as it can do after work sometimes. I often can’t bring myself to make the mince and the mash, and then put them together and wait even longer for them to bake in the oven, when actually its fine to eat just as it is. I did sprinkle some grated cheese on top after I took this photo though.
This pale pink knit that I bought a few weeks ago from Primark in Manchester (I promise not everything I own is from Primark, just the things I happen to have been wearing these last few weeks!). Its really cosy and warm, and a nice change from my usual grey. Several people, including people I don’t know out and about, have asked where it was from, and have been really surprised when I tell them its from Primark!
Some inspiring stories of teen heroes on Radio 1s Teen Awards. I probably wouldn’t have bothered listening if I wasn’t on a three hour drive home from the Cotswolds, but I’m glad I did.
This week has been the perfect mix of adventures and relaxing time at home, I’m not ready to go back to work on Monday! I’m not going to think about just yet though as we still have a whole weekend before then!
I’m linking up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat again for this week’s #littleloves, I can’t wait to see what everyone else has been up to this week too!
Thanks for popping by,