Life Rambles: Bank Holiday Life Lately

I do love a bank holiday. It’s the perfect chance to do all the things, or to do nothing at all. These last three and a half days have been lovely. I say three and a half days, because I had Friday afternoon off, which has given me an extra long weekend. I’m pretty sure that going back to work tomorrow will be horrible. Does anyone have a timeturner that I could borrow? Thanks.

I did have grand plans to be super productive in terms of blogging this weekend – I wanted to prep lots of posts and take loads of photos, but that hasn’t happened. In all honesty I’ve been having too much of a good time doing other things. So the blogging has had to wait until now, 4:30 on a bank holiday Monday (although this post will come to you a little later in the week. Because I’m trying to be organised!). Today’s post is a little life lately update about what I got up to over the bank holiday weekend.

So without further waffling here’s what I’ve been up to this bank holiday weekend.

Reading: I started The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas on Friday afternoon and it is such a good book! I’ve got one hundred pages to go and I really really just want to sit and read them right now. However I’m not doing that as I want to savour the book too, I don’t want it too be over too soon.

Shopping: It’s a bank holiday so of course I’ve been to Ikea. Fi and I popped in on Sunday afternoon to pick up some picture frames and a bag of meatballs (don’t judge us, they are delicious). We managed to also get a plant and a couple of waste paper bins, but all in all we didn’t go too far off list, which is always a relief. We also found ourselves in Zara and Next after brunch on Monday. Oops! It’s okay though as I limited myself to just £30 of spending (I picked up this, this and this).

Eating: It’s been a pretty good bank holiday food wise too. Aside from the baking, which I’ll discuss later on there’s been brunch at The Breakfast Club – yum! Plus I’ve feasted on this salad and snuck in the odd Snickers ice cream too.

Wandering: I was back in Surrey on Saturday to catch up with friends. We wandered through the woods whilst walking the dog. It was so lovely on the top of the hills with the wind blowing through to cool us down as we walked. We did get a little lost, but we found our way back to where we needed to be, and we just had more time talking instead.

Baking: I made a batch of cookies with some leftover mini eggs on Sunday. I used this favourite recipe and substituted the chocolate chips for mini eggs. They turned into wonderful gooey cookies, which were enormous. If they’re in the house then I will eat them all. Also on Monday I made a batch of my bacon and cheddar muffins ready for the coming week. I figure that way at least my food situation will be sorted, which will make being back to work that little bit less painful.

Gardening: One cliche bank holiday tradition is gardening and I did not disappoint here at all. After a quick trip to the garden centre I was soon out in the garden, doing all the jobs. I mowed the lawn, weeded the flower beds and planted some tomato plants. Plus we now have flowers in our front garden too. Hooray for my green fingers!

Exercising: I only made it on one run this weekend, and it was under three miles, which is a little disappointing. However I’m not beating myself up about it as there’s really no point. Yes I could have done more, but oh well. Here’s to next weekend being better. Also I have done a lot of gardening and a lot of walking, it’s not like I’ve been sitting on the sofa all weekend.

Watching: I’m still making my way through Gilmore Girls, I’m on Season six, so the end is so close! I’ve also started a new documentary on Netflix called The Keepers. I’m only one episode in and I am suitably intrigued by what’s to come.

As you can see it’s been pretty epic. What about lovely lot? What have you been up to this bank holiday weekend? Are you all set for the coming week or is it going to be hard?

Laura xx

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