Oh Friday, you’ve arrived – thank goodness! For some reason the last week has felt particularly long, and at times I feared Friday, and subsequently the weekend, wouldn’t arrive. But thankfully it has, which means it’s Friday Favourites time.
First up we have my new desk. I recently moved desks at work and after a lot of faffing around with where everything should sit it’s now looking pretty awesome. Oh and I may have treated myself to a Typo purchase or two as well – but how could I resist this mouse mat, honestly! Oh and another perk of this new seat? The view out of the window as the sun sets later each day. The sky is truly stunning from this new vantage point.
Now I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day but I’m most definitely a big fan of the offer codes that did the rounds on Tuesday. Namely the MinaLima 25% off one. If you’ve not heard of MinaLima you MUST investigate. They were the graphic designers for all the Harry Potter movies and most recently Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Their work is incredible and synonyms with J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Ever since I visited the House of MinaLima last year I’ve been wanting to own all their creations. But alas I can’t afford the £50 – £250 price tag that comes with their stunning prints. But with a 25% off code on all their posters, stationery and more, I am now the proud owner of two of their posters. The Collective Nouns Animal One and the amazing bright blue Quidditch Poster. I can’t wait to get them framed and hanging on my wall. They’re perfect.
My Friday favourites number three is all about the painting. The last weekend was the first one for a while where we had zero plans and so we got our painting clothes on! And after a very productive Saturday we now have two walls of our living room painted – one teal and one white. Plus the built-in shelves are prepped for their own coat of teal. The colour is amazing, and I’m so glad we went for such a bold one. It looks awesome. Hopefully we’ll have one more productive half day this weekend to finish off the shelves. I can’t wait to see how it’ll all look!
Also this week I made it to Pizza Union and had one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had. Why did no one tell me about the deliciousness that is that place sooner? And £6.50 for pizza that good is a complete steal. Yum! You must go and experience it yourself soon.
The final thing to make it on to my Friday favourites list is family. As part of our productive weekend the parents came up to help with some tip runs. Oh the glamour! One of the bad things about being a Londoner is not needing (or being able to afford) a car most of the time and therefore being stuck when you’ve got a pile of rubble on your doorstep post operation fireplace removal!
As they were up we decided a family lunch was needed and we had the best lunch at our (gorgeous) local pub. The food was delicious, we caught up on all the important things and just generally had a lovely time. What’s more the pup was treated like royalty with her own bed next to our table. And of course lots of attention from everyone around us. She’s such a cutie!
So that’s my Friday Favourites list, what would be on yours?