Happy Friday team and how are you all doing? I’m not going to lie I’m exhausted this week, I put that down to the fact that I started my new job this week. Who knew that going back to fully concentrating after a week off would be *quite* so exhausting. Spoiler: not me! I’m sure exhaustion wasn’t helped by a week of fun things – but you know life is for living after all! Anyway, let’s dive into today’ Friday Favourites list…
<> So that’s number one on today’s favourites list – starting my new job! Like I said it’s been super busy and exhausting, but it’s also been interesting, inspiring and fun. Plus everyone’s lovely, which makes the wrench from my old team easier to deal with.
<> Over the weekend I filled our fireplace with all the candles and pumpkins and it’s giving me life right now. It’s so lovely how something so simple can make you so happy. Yeah for warm snuggly things.
<> In other exciting news I’ve been on a really good reading run recently – helped in no small part by the fact that I recently had a week off. I tried to stick to more autumnal reads and really enjoyed matching my read to the season. So if you’re interested in doing something similar I can highly recommend both The Bear and the Nightingale, The Dollmaker of Krakow and Witch Wood.
<> This autumn I’m determined to be outside and enjoying this gorgeous season as much as possible. So of course that means puppy walks, because the addition of a puppy is the only thing that could make autumn better. We had a family puppy walk at the weekend in Morden Hall Park and it was as glorious as I hoped.
<> Item five on today’s favourites list is some recent new additions to my wardrobe. Basically a result of my week 0ff – I couldn’t stop myself from buying some lovely things I’ve had my eye on since my autumn wishlist post. After much deliberation I went with the ‘you’re smashing it!’ striped top and book shelf dress, both from Joanie. They are basically the dream in terms of fit, style and comfort. I cannot recommend them enough!
<> We ended up at the new Duck and Waffle location this week and it’s possibly my new favourite restaurant. The food was delicious, the location ideal and it also had space for a walk in on a Wednesday. You can’t ask for more than that! Having never had the legendary Duck and Waffle dish of confit duck leg, fried egg, waffle and maple syrup I of course had to go for that. It’s legendary for a reason FYI. I followed a waffle main up with a waffle pudding topped with caramelised banana and hazelnuts, chocolate sauce and ice cream. It was the dream. Duck and Waffle Local it’s just off Piccadilly if you’re tempted to give it a whirl!
<> I’ve decided I’d quite like it if I had me as a godmother. The reason for this? The Halloween treats that I’ve just sent off to my goddaughter and her siblings. I bundled up a Halloween themed read, stickers and chocolates for the older two and a Halloween book for the eight month old. Fingers crossed they like them!
<> Rounding off the list is an early night and Netflix in bed. Is there anything better when you’re feeling tired and overwhelmed with life? I think not. I’m making my way through Code Black at the moment and it’s just the perfect mix of mindless and engrossing. Just what you need when you’re exhausted!
So there we go, my favourites list for the week. Tell me, what would be on yours?