Sunday, 12 April 2015

On My Little Weekend #03

Isn't this weather just glorious?! I've been loving every opportunity I've had to spend time outside in the sunshine over the past few days. Time spent catching up with friends and my Mum have definitely been what the doctor ordered after spending the majority of the week indoors revising and looking longingly out the window at the beautiful weather.


On Thursday (which I know technically isn't the weekend but definitely deserves a mention on this occasion!) I met up with some lovely girls for dinner at Gourmet Burger Kitchen. I decided to go all out and have the avocado burger with bacon and chunky chips as well as an oreo milkshake, after all I had spent the day working hard! All three were incredible and the girl chat was very much needed after I'd been feeling a bit isolated in the earlier part of the week. It really is amazing how talks with these girls never fail to lift my spirit right up.


On Friday morning Mum and I woke up bright and early and hopped on the tube to King's Cross to get the train to York for a university tour and to explore the town. This was in the hope of helping me make a decision about which university to go to which is something I'm really struggling with at the moment but also something that I want to decide on as soon as possible really. The struggles of adult decision-making are definitely being felt at this end, I can tell you. It was really great to see the town centre which I hadn't had time to do on my previous two trips, I never knew how lovely York city centre is. We stopped off for lunch at Bill's and I had the veggie halloumi and hommus burger which was absolutely divine. (Yes, I did have two burgers in two days - and I'm not even sorry!) York definitely won my heart on Friday, we'll just have to see whether Exeter recaptures it, having not seen it for such a long time, when we head down next Friday. Here's hoping I'll make a decision soon.

In the evening I went round to Lydia's house with the girls. We had a wonderful girlie night, including pizza, cake, Ben & Jerry's eaten out of the tub and many, many games. Although I was exhausted from walking around all day and having an early start, it was great to laugh, chat, and sing with these lovelies... as it always is when we're together.


Saturday was spent revising all day so let's just skip straight over that... today I met Harry in central London and what followed really was the perfect Sunday. We met at Victoria, popped into M&S to pick up bits and bobs for a picnic, hopped on the tube and set up camp in Green Park under a tree. It was even warm enough for bare legs - I'm desperate to get a tan and so any opportunity in which I can I *will* get my legs out (or that's the mantra I'm trying to stick to)! The picnic was delicious and just spending time in the sun with Harry was so nice.

When we could finally bear to move we headed to Buckingham palace for a quick look, followed by a trip to the V&A museum. I'd shamefully never been there before so we decided since it's free admission and I've heard such good things about it, it would be wrong not to make a trip there really. If you're able to, I would wholeheartedly recommend paying a visit to the V&A; there's so much to see and some of the paintings/artefacts are simply stunning. We did find that walking around a museum for a couple of hours is pretty tiring, however, and so walked straight from the V&A to the Hummingbird Bakery for a lemon and blueberry cup cake with a cup of tea - my idea of heaven.

All in all it's been a great few days which have really lifted my mood from being cooped up inside working. It just goes to show how important it is to make time to get out and relax with ones who make you happy. What about you? What have you got up to this weekend?

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