Brunching Weekend

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No weekend is complete without having some kind of brunch involved. On Sunday I had a couple of old uni friends over to talk mainly WEDDING! Our friend is getting married in July in Italy and we are both Bridesmaid. Which we are all really excited for.

Thankfully M&S do the easiest summer spread. After a delayed flight and a cancelled train I didn’t have much prep time. We washed it all down with Prosecco.

How did you spend your weekend?

Mixology Class

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This week I was lucky enough to experience a mixology class at The Folly in London. Mixology is just a technical word for making cocktails. This beat any Yoga class and was certainly up my street. Although it wasn’t really much of a “class” more or less a group of 10 girls laughing and throwing in extra shots into our mixer cups!

The guy that took our session was incredibly laid back and friendly. a group of 10 girls it can be difficult to hold our attention that he was patent and didn’t mind showing a demonstration 2/3 times!

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I would definitely recommend a class like this for an ice breaker between new friends, a new way to pre-drink before a night out.

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My cocktail was delish it had lime juice, raspberry pure and campari. We followed the lesson with dinner. Luckily our lesson was for free (Thanks Folly) you can book yours online for a reasonable cost. Have fun mixing!

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Food Fest

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I spent all day Saturday with a really close friend of mine Charly. We shopped in the morning, got soaking wet going to the supermarket buying all the ingredients for our MAJOR food fest. We both love to cook and LOVE to eat. Usually we will just take it in turns to cook for each other. But Saturday was different we drank Mojitos, pear and apple chasers and Pink Champagne whilst cooking the most incredible dishes. After looking at how much we made, and how much of it we finished I am shocked we are both not the size of a house!!

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We started with an all time classic cheesy nachos, and proceeded to watch Drop Dead Gorgeous, such a funny movie and it set the theme for a 90’s movie night.

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This is what our table spread looked like, I am hungry just looking at it. If only it was possible to eat like this every weekend!

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This is a prawn dish I made from scratch it had fresh tomatoes, roasted peppers, onion and garlic. I added some of the sauce from the pepper jar which gave it an Asian taste. It was incredible…

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The garlic mushrooms were Charly’s idea as we brought so many mushrooms and didn’t want them to go to waste! Simply mixing garlic with double cream and cooking the mushrooms in butter. With all that fat how could they not taste amazing!

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Charly’s pasta dishes are always so yum, this had double cream, wild mushrooms and pancetta, I couldn’t stop eating it!!

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This was probably my least favourite dish which is a shame. It was chicken with button mushrooms and more pancetta. Unfortunately I wasn’t keen on the Chinese seasoning used as I thought it tasted slightly artificial. In hind sight, making a spicy tomato sauce would have been perfect

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And finally after a few hours of letting the food settle and the drinks flow we proceeded to melt chocolate which we enjoyed whilst dipping two punnets of strawberries in. We both had no shame of eating the chocolate with our spoons after!!

It was great having such a chilled day/night watching so many of our favourite movies and having a great catch up. I’m pretty sure it won’t be long until our next food fest. Maybe stick to a stricter size portion next time!!

Be my Baby

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At the weekend the girls and I got together for Charlotte’s Baby Shower. Its only 3 weeks to go and I could not be any more excited!!

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We played games like guess the baby and smell the nappy. Typical baby shower games, it was a great afternoon of girly fun a great chance to catch up, give presents and eat party food! Ice cubes had little babies and the house was decorated with pinks, blues and yellows with plenty of questionable baby pictures of Charlotte!!

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(I am bottom right baby)

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Us girls clubbed together and brought an adorable Cath Kidston polka dot nappy bag, which is stylish and practical. The dark colour is great as it will go with any outfit and can be used if baby is either sex! Once baby is born I will treat it to a few cute outfits, it will be easier once I know if it is a girl or a boy!

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I wore a new leopard print jumper (t.kmaxx) skinny jeans (riverisland) knee high black boots (newlook)

Disco Pants

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I have the best friends ever, for my birthday they bought me disco pants in deep purple. Before I could have only dreamt of owning them, as usually I would never even consider spending this much on a pair of trousers but these are so worth it. The high waist with the tight leg is so flattering; I own lots of crop tops and band tees, which will go perfectly. I can also throw my denim jacket or denim shirt with it too! As for footwear my converse or look great (even with Vans if I was lucky enough to own a pair!) or to dress up I will wear my black ankle boots or patent heels. They’re so perfect words can’t even describe. Best start to my 21st Thanks Girls! Once I wear them I will upload a picture.