Another weekend down, why do they go so fast? This weekend has been one of two halves, the first being spent with friends, brunching and generally being rather silly (sorry for those that saw my drunk stories 🙈), and the second half has been spent how we spend most weekends now - with trips to hardware stores, DIY and trying to make our house look as normal as possible amongst all the mess. (📷 @katymitten)
Wishing I could say I enjoyed the autumn sunshine this weekend, but no, it's been another weekend of DIY. So this photo from last week will have to fulfil my autumnal needs for now 😍 Imagine if you bought a house, and then October rolled around and this beauty changed colour. The dream!
Brunch goals at @ask_for_janice yesterday with the team! 🥂 Boozy brunch for two hours - three small plates each, unlimited Bucks Fizz/Bloody Mary or Salty Dog (gin & grapefruit juice - delicious!), and they're actually unlimited! The waitresses kept us topped up and stagger our courses across the two hours. Only £35 too. So good! Would highly recommend, and this isn't even an ad, we just genuinely loved it 🙌🏻
A rare photo of me these days. Living with no wardrobe and everything covered in dust, proves tricky choosing an outfit every day! (Who am I kidding, I'm casual every day no matter my wardrobe situation). Thanks @katymitten for the snap! Last night was a lot of fun 🥂
Having the most incredible evening at @bourneandhollingsworth with @stellaartois ✨ Have you ever seen B&H empty? 😍 We were invited to switch off for the evening and enjoy great food, great drinks and great company! It was a really lovely lovely evening 💕
I've been quiet on here today, as we've been busy taking bathroom debris to the tip, a quick stop at b&q, ripping off wallpaper & polyfilling holes... Not very instagram worthy 😂 If this weekend has taught us one thing, it's that we WISH we had a car! I never thought I'd say that in London, but boy would it come in handy for homeware trips! Eternally grateful for our friends who have helped us again, and for @zipcaruk vans 🙌🏻 So here's a pretty picture to end a Sunday and a car that we can only dream of 😍
Wouldn't mind another trip to Kentish Town garden centre at the weekend, for a couple more plants but also this cafe 😍
It hadn't felt like autumn until we walked through Regent's Park at lunch 🍂
Another busy weekend of bathroom renovation, relying on friends for their cars, cooking dinner for said friends to say thank you, plus a quick stop at the garden centre and the I Object exhibition by Ian Hislop today ☺️ All in all, a very good weekend!
Yesterday's lunch situation 👌🏻 Not only does Kentish Town garden centre sell beautiful plants, they serve up beautiful food too 🤤 (Thanks for the tip @katymitten & @wassari_ ☺️)
In case you missed it, there's a code on my blog for £100 off your own @leesasleepuk mattress 😴 (link in my bio). I've said it before and I'll say it again, a good night's sleep is all about the mattress and this one has been a dream, especially as we upgraded to a king 😏 (something I thought was unnecessary but now couldn't live with out - there's so much roooom 🤗 #sponsored
Early riser this morning 💤 as we have a bunch of deliveries coming today. More bits for our new bathroom, exciting! This is the first weekend I've spent at home in four weeks, and I can't wait 😄 What are you up to?
Dinner is served! 🍝 Trying a couple of dishes from the new M&S Italian range - Crab Linguine and Scallop, Pea & Pancetta Linguine... What can I say, we love seafood linguine 🙈 With a side of balsamic rocket and Piquillo & Cherrybell Pepper Focaccia 😋 • @marksandspencer #mymarks #mymarksfave #ad
Despite the stressful journey home this afternoon, it was lovely to spend some time with my family and catch up with friends this weekend. • That being said, we've been in our new home for a month now and I've spent the last three weekends away, so it'll be nice next weekend to enjoy our place (in-between the bathroom rubble 🙈)
The prettiest setting for a bridal shower 💕 So lovely to catch up with the girls and celebrate @sheilatovey's soon to be baby girl 🎀 (And how beautiful is the cake? It was filled with pastel rainbow layers of sponge!)
Work has begun on our bathroom this weekend, and we've ordered our new bathroom suite ☺️ exciting! • Unfortunately a roll top bath wasn't an option, but how nice would a slipper bath like this be? I love the sky light above too. I can just imagine taking a warm bubble bath, with rain tapping on the window. So cosy! 🛀🏻
This week I blogged about our new @leesasleepuk mattress, and you can get £100 off one for yourself, using my code! (Link in my bio). • Upgrading from a double to a king, was the best decision we ever made. It's bliss having that extra bit of room... No more fighting over the duvet 😂 #sponsored
Excited to be heading to the countryside again this weekend. Sadly not by the beach this time, but home to see my family 😄💕
We've been in our new home for a month today, and coincidentally I cooked Stew's favourite meal for dinner - fish pie. (Bonus girlfriend points for me!). • Little does he know, I decided to make it spur of the moment, after seeing @adriana_scala's post (thanks Adriana 🙋🏻♀️😂) • Also happens to be my first attempt at fish pie. I used cod, salmon and smoked haddock with a parmesan & parsley topped rustic mash topping. So good! #sweetmondayrecipes
More photos from our beautiful Airbnb this weekend in Dorset. Can't believe our luck with this one! It looked so much better in person, than on the listing. Sleeping 10 of us, it also came with a hot tub, trampoline and ping pong table*. Perfect house for a weekend getaway! • *Beer pong table, which quickly descended into wine pong 😂 Safe to say my hangover yesterday morning was something else! 🙈
I just about managed to recover from my hangover in time for the cheeseboard yesterday 🙌🧀 Felt like Christmas tucking into this spread. Complete with a fire and candles. Dreamy!
We lucked out with this house! It's so beautiful 💕 The owner built it himself, with wood from trees his grandfather planted 😱 Kinda glad it rained all day yesterday, so we could just enjoy the house... And nurse our hangovers 😅
The only room in the house that needs no work. (Technically a lie because I want new tiles for the floor, but really they're fine). I'm so pleased that the previous owners chose this kitchen and tile combo. I would never have thought to go for sage green but I LOVE it! And the kitchen is @ikeauk would you believe it? We also have a belfast sink 🙌 (Also the Le Creuset totally doesn't stay there, but Instagram 🙋🏻♀️🙈) #sweetmondayhome
Looking forward to another weekend in the countryside tomorrow, exploring some of Dorset this time 🌿 • Just one more day of work, although today isn't really work, as I'm volunteering with TimeBank at an elderly home in South East London. Looking forward to spending some time with the residents, and hopefully sprucing up their garden. • That's my day. What's your day looking like?
When your new office is above West Elm... It would be rude not to pop in! 🙊
A beautiful weekend for a beautiful couple 💕 Congratulations @misslottica & Phil! 🥂👰🏼✨
Up up and away! ⛅ We took the cliff railway from Lynmouth up to Lynton. This railway has been in use for 130 years. It's a little hairy as you quickly realise how steep it is, but the views over Lynmouth are amazing 😍
Beautiful day exploring Lynmouth yesterday ⛅ I remember coming here when I was really young on a family holiday. It's so quaint and picturesque.
Feeling like a cold is creeping up on me, which can't happen because we're off to Devon tomorrow for a long weekend, celebrating our friends wedding! Why do these things always come at the wrong time? • It calls for PJs on, blanket out, candle lit and getting into bed with a good book. I'm about half way through Oryx & Crake and can't put it down!! Anyone read it? • I might feel under the weather, but it's a great opportunity to get cosy and enjoy our new comfy as anything bed 🍂😴 @leesasleepuk #sponsored
There's a new recipe on my blog this week - leek & pea risotto! I always used to think risottos took ages to cook, and required constant attention. But this @hellofreshuk recipe takes less than 30 minutes! 😱 It's also a great base to add whatever ingredients you like. Next time I might throw in some mushrooms and sage. (Link in bio) • Trying to get back into regular blogging has been difficult since moving. Everything's been so up in the air over the last month. But we finally have internet in our new place 🙌 so expect more blog posts asap (including some interiors 🙊)