Happy Friday team – and how are you all today? I’m currently in Manchester getting ready for a wedding, which is making me very happy. So that’s point one on today’s favourites list, that’s for sure!
Also making the cut on this week’s favourites list is a bookish event that I attended this week. It was with the incomparable Louise O’Neill to hear about her latest book The Surface Breaks, one of my favourite books of the year so far. Louise was in conversation with Emma Gannon and it was a brilliant event all about feminism and fairy tales. Plus I got to take home the gorgeous final book – I mean, just look at it!
Another thing making me happy this week is the lovely sunshine. Yes I know it’s still super cold, but I don’t mind that so much when there’s also blue sky and sunshine for us to enjoy. And in even more exciting news the weather looks set to be incredible over the weekend too. Hooray for that!
Last sunday I headed back to the Surrey countryside to meet up with my oldest friends with a dog walk and all the food and it was just the nicest. I really should do simple things like that more often shouldn’t I? Getting out in the fresh air with good friends and discussing all the things. It’s what weekends were made for I’m sure!
Another thing from the weekend that has made the favourites list today is the most incredible brunch at Brickwood on Saturday. My cousin was staying for Cursed Child (SO GOOD) and so we decided a treat was in order on Saturday morning. Cue a delicious brunch of toasted brioche with caramelised bananas and strawberries. Oh my it was good. I want to eat it all day every day. Is that allowed do you think?
Finally, rounding out my favourites list is the long weekend. There’s nothing quite as good as a May bank holiday is there? And when you extend it with the Friday off too you know it’s going to be good! Obviously I’m up in Chester celebrating the nuptials of my lovely friend today and tomorrow and then it’s back down to London for a day of family stuff before Monday arrives and I do a day of absolutely nothing. I can’t wait!
I hope you have something excellent planned for the long weekend – tell me, what are you doing!