Off The Record: Bristol, Baths & Beers
It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday! (sorry) I just couldn’t help myself, secretly I bet it’s stuck in your head now too! (Cue the evil laugh) I hope you’ve had a fantastic week, me and Em have busy as usual, creating DIYs, organising our blogging schedule but also making sure we get plenty of down time by catching up with friends, spending time outside and taking some super relaxing baths (not together obviously!) All in all it’s been a pretty great week and we’ve got lots of things we loved and enjoyed over the past few days to share with you!
Here’s what else we’ve been loving…
♥ Going out for amazing steak in awesome restaurants! This week we went to the Ox in Bristol with some friends and the food was seriously amazing. I would highly recommend it! It was also so nice just to spend some time with the girls, I had such a laugh and was so pleased to see Connie/Colin after so long! Singing our hearts out to
Busted some really cool music on the way home was fun too!
♥ Cooking a roast dinner. I’ve got to be honest here, normally I’ll just sit back and enjoy my mum’s roast dinners on a Sunday but last week me & James actually made one for ourselves! The timing was kinda chaotic but it all worked out in the end and was pretty good! Still nowhere near as good as mothers though (sigh)
♥ Catching up with my friend Meg who I hadn’t seen for months over some Italian food! We went to our favourite local restaurant called Mamma Mias in chepstow and I went for my standard choice of gnocchi! It’s just so dam good!
♥ Watching Marley & Me. I’ve seen it before but was outraged to hear James hadn’t, so I made him watch it with me. Naturally I was just sobbing my heart out while he didn’t even shed a single tear. Does that mean he’s heartless? Probably.
♥ Doing DIY hair tutorials with Em, even if I do look like the grudge during the process!
♥ You’re probably not too surprised to hear that I have been spending even more time in my garden this week but not with Mr T. My brother has shown a huge interest in helping me out for a change, so I have kept him busy sawing wood and clearing space for our second vegetable patch. It has been so nice to spend some quality time with him, we certainly don’t do it enough.
♥ Homegrown potatoes! My dad has had a very successful year growing potatoes. So much so he has been keeping us in steady supply for much of the summer. I dont know what it is but there is something so satisfying about eating homegrown produce and it really does taste so much better!
♥ I have become obsessed with the stylebook app! It allows you to take pictures of all your clothes and helps your create new outfits. I am already putting together items of clothing I had forgot I even had to create out new outfits. Great if you’re skint and feel like your wardrobe needs a revamp!
♥ Beer and Baths. Yup thats right, this week I indulged in a bath and in that bath I drunk a beer and I couldn’t have felt more relaxed. If you have never had a beer and bath night you must try it! (I should probably include some sort of disclaimer here that is is dangerous to drink excessive amounts of alcohol in the bath, but in this instance I only drank one! Remember to drink alcohol responsibly :D)
♥ Girly nights! This week myself and Jess headed out to Bristol with a bunch of girlfriends to enjoy some wine, where I developed a taste for red, which is really unlike me and a steak (being vegetarian I obviously opted out of that one!). It was so nice to catch up with everyone as it had been months since we last spoke. Nothing beats a good old natter with the girls 🙂
♥ Being involved in this interview with Wedding Lovely Blog. I love doing things like this, its lots of fun!
WHAT WE’VE BEEN LOVING AROUND THE WEB…
♥ Pom Pom Fruit! (Ummm AMAZING?! I love these! Above photos via Mr Printables)
♥ Donut Stools (So fun!!)
♥ Citric Themed Bridal Shower for Studio DIY (Kelly’s Bridal shower blew my mind! I especially loved the idea of getting everyone to write a message on a balloon, which will then be blew up and put in the room where she’ll be getting ready on her wedding day, how sweet!)
♥ A Super Colourful Rainbow Wedding (LOVE this!! So much fun!)
WORDS OF WISDOM:
♥ Laura’s Bedroom Before & After (Is anybody else obsessing over this house?! I am in love with every room that ABM shows of Laura’s house! And of course the cat’s totally make it, what’s a home without a furry friend?!)
♥ Banana Ice Cream Recipe (I would LOVE this!)
♥ Studio Visit with Artist Melissa Milakovic (What a beautiful studio)
♥ Studio Bathroom Tour (A Beautiful Mess strikes again with an awesome room makeover!)
Finally, here’s a few videos to brighten up your day! The first is Katy Perry’s new music video for this is how we do, I mean come on, who couldn’t love this?! Watermelons, ice creams, lots and lots of colour and fun! It’s like she dived right into mine & Em’s minds and made a video!
The second, this little girl singing in the car made me smile, she’s so young and i’m amazed that she responded to music this way!! (You gotta watch about 2 minutes in!)
And last, but not least, a dog with a camera on his back, running to get to…well you’ll see!
Happy Friday beauts! I hope you’ve got that friday feeling and have an awesome weekend planned!
Much Bespoke Love