Today I’m sat on my sofa in our freshly-tidied flat, getting cosy and doing absolutely f-all. I was actually supposed to be going for brunch with some of my best gal pals, but one log in to Halifax later, hell no girl, you’re going nowhere. Bah. But I have my new dressing gown, cheese on toast and the last of my Lush bubble bar to be getting on with, which is still pretty awesome. Here’s to lazy Sundays, and the best things from the past week…
Going for the chop
GUYS, I GOT MY HAIR CUT. By an actual hairdresser. Groundbreaking. Last time I did anything with my hair, I got drunk, cut it myself using a tutorial on the Cosmo website and dyed it pink. Ha. I don’t go to the hairdressers often and rarely go to the same place twice, but after discovering Hair Culture, I think I’ve actually found a regular place to go. Katie, who did my hair, was absolutely wonderful and just ‘got’ what I wanted, and I just love it so much at the moment. Go check it out on my Instagram!
Mojito 7UP Free
Seriously, this stuff is my new jam. Hangovers be gone, hello I’m awake in the mornings, etc etc. I don’t think it’s quite replaced Pepsi Max Cherry in my affections, but if I need a refreshment boost, this is the one.
This month I’ve been firming up travel plans for the next six months or so and I’m getting all excited. In November, I’m off to Morocco (eep!) with the guys at Stoke Travel to check out their Morocco Surf Camp. I’ve never surfed in my life (apart from windsurfing), so it could be a fun one. But there’ll also be lots of exploring and local food too! Then in December, we’re off on a secret long weekend away. We have an idea where we’re going, but we’re booking last-minute so it could change completely.
In January, I’m off to Dublin with work, and in February I’m off to Glasgow to see The Wonder Years with one of my favourites. Oh, and next weekend I’m in Nottingham, and have a still-undisclosed night away in the UK between now and Christmas to come. I’M GOING EVERYWHERE and it’s so awesome.
Yesterday I got up and dressed and took a short bus ride to Walthamstow. The locals call it Awesomestow. The only times I’ve been before are for SW meetings, and when I once got on the wrong bus and ended up crying on the bus terminal floor at 2am dressed as Snow White as I didn’t know how to get home. Lol. Newbie Londoner Milly had the best moments.
Thankfully there were no tears this time, and I was wearing normal attire as I perused Walthamstow market, and realised they have lots of handy shops and I could probably manage my Christmas shopping there without having to face the terror of Oxford Street or Westfield. Sorted. There was also some cool street art, and we popped into a local pub where I enjoyed a chicken skewer salad more than I’ve ever enjoyed a chicken skewer salad before. Awesomestow, indeed.
London like a local
Speaking of exploring the local area, I recently had the opportunity alongside a load of other awesome London bloggers to be featured in eBookers’ ‘London Like A Local’ guide. With lots of knowledgable London-dwellers sharing their tips on cool things to do (I even picked up some new ideas myself), it’s essential reading for anyone visiting the city.
Feeding my Matalan obsession
I’m basically all over Matalan right now. I’ve been wearing the boots I bought non-stop because AUTUMN. And they’re so comfy. And this weekend, I picked up a cosy dressing gown (as Conor was getting sick of me stealing his all the time), some candles and a new makeup bag. IT HAS A GLITTERY M ON IT. It also actually fits all my daily makeup in…even if it does take up half my bag. Whoops.
I had my first weigh-in with Slimming World last Monday, and I managed to lose 1.5lbs! Not a mega huge loss I know, but considering I had a meal out with wine and dessert, and more wine throughout the week, I’m pretty happy with it. As someone who blogs about food, it’s really hard to balance doing the things I love to tell you about with sticking to the Slimming World plan – but even if it’s very slow, it means I’m eating better than I did before. Which can only be a good thing…
Cafe Rouge’s Autumn/Winter menu
On Tuesday, Conor and I headed to Cafe Rouge in St. Paul’s to try out their winter menu. A cosy table by the window, lovely decor and, of course, FOOD. A highlight was their French Onion soup – I rarely go for soup as a starter, but this one is perfection. Delicious and warming and oh-so-wintery. Full post on my visit to come! (however, I forgot my camera, so I need to sort out salvaging the frankly dreadful shots my failing phone camera provided me with. Oh help).
I am basically all over the new season of The Flash because TOM BLOODY FELTON playing a sassy British CSI. Happy days.
What have you loved this week?