Wagamama’s is pretty much the restaurant where you take your friends for a catch up and to eat delicious Japanese food. I love catching up with the girls and drinking copious amounts of green tea whilst I’m there. But, I’m pretty guilty for sticking to what I know when I visit Wagamama’s; either sticking to a Katsu Curry [like all the 20 something year olds] and Ramen dishes. So, when I rocked up last week I was pretty excited to try out dishes I wouldn’t usually go for and it’s safe to say I won’t be picking a Katsu Curry for a while!
Since graduating University, I forgot what it was like to read for fun. As a kid I was an avid book worm and I once read all the Harry Potter books in 5 days. I wanted to fall back in love with reading and the worlds that authors created. I’ve not only been reading books I’d usually pick up, I’ve been reading ones I would never have thought to pick.
If there’s any book I urge people to read, it is Reasons to Stay Alive* by Matt Haig. It’s been one of those books that I have had on my wish list for a while and it was only recently that I finally got round to purchasing it. My only regret is that I didn’t buy it sooner. Reasons to Stay Alive is a memoir written by Matt Haig who writes about his personal battle with depression and anxiety. It’s beautifully well crafted, extremely personal and my favourite thing about it is that Haig makes you feel less alone.
I have been in the strangest, saddest and darkest of moods for the past 2 months and y’know what? It’s been horrible. I have not known how to deal with it and I have never had my head filled with so much negative energy. I’ve never felt like I’ve had so many people questioning me, or having to question every single decision or thought I’ve made. I would have my 40 minutes a day where that I would spend after work playing fetch with Rufus and honestly, it kept me going. Seeing his happy little face bounding across the field made me feel that some decisions I were making were the right ones, but, I’d always have to go back to reality. Unfortunately, I couldn’t live on the field and lead a hermit lifestyle with Rufus.
Since I have started wedding planning I have become so much more aware of the flowers around me, especially with Spring. We’re having an end of March wedding and I want the venue covered in all the spring flowers; daffodils, pansies, tulips, forget-me-not and of course, bluebells!
I love following my favourite dog blogs and seeing what my favourite internet pooches are up to on Instagram. a lot of our friends are professional photographers and were offering photos with bluebells. I decided to get outside with Rufus on Good Friday and try snapping our own shots in the forest of blue!
I am so excited for the Bank Holiday weekend. I cannot begin to express how much I need it. At the moment, I feel like I’m stood in the central reservation of the M6 and all my thoughts are the traffic impatiently stuck and waiting for me to process them. I’m just stood there thinking where do I begin and er.. help. My head will always be like a motorway but instead of being my junction 18 of the M6 (FYI, there’s ALWAYS a traffic jam there), I’m at junction 10 where it’s pretty much 70mph all the way.
I usually use bank holidays to do something fun and exciting. It’s extra days off not eating into my holiday allowance, but, this year I’m using it to recharge my batteries. I’m using it for self care purposes; to refresh my mind and work my way back to junction 10 where life is a little bit quieter and less hectic. This means I’m definitely going be sat on my sofa having a Netflix binge at some point. And you know what, I can’t bloody wait.
To all of us who are spending a glorious Bank Holiday curled up in a blanket, eating a family sized galaxy and not getting out of our pyjamas; here’s 5 things for us all to binge watch on Netflix.
The sunnier weather is coming out way and I, for one, can’t wait to start wearing maxi skirts, sandals and going for walks without donning my scarf and gloves. For a girl who really loves Autumn, I’m slowly falling back in love with Spring and finding the new season bringing a refresh into my life. With spring approaching also comes Bodega‘s new Spring menu. Bodega is a South American restaurant that serves the most delicious food and cocktails; it’s always been one of my favourite places in Birmingham to stuff my face with tacos and burritos. When I was invited to try out their new menu, I was like um yes you can hook a girl up!Continue reading
Going to start this with a generic OMG it’s April!
Best thing about the month so far is that the new episode of Rick & Morty has come out. I won’t lie to you – we all did a little happy dance in the Blogger & The Geek household. Before I rush into April, I must say March was a pretty hectic and busy month with so many fab things happening. It was wonderful to have such a positive month and really welcome spring this year.
I thought April would be my day off month but I’ve had some great opportunities pop into my inbox. I’m off to press evening to review Noise at the middle of the month and also taste a few menus in Birmingham. It won’t be doing my waistline any favours but I’m seriously looking forward to it!
Last weekend we headed off Crufts in Birmingham at the NEC. Crufts is the worlds biggest dog show where over twenty thousand dogs compete in different events each year. This year we were official Cruft bloggers again! We had a lovely time and even met a few of our Instagram friends.
One of the best things about Crufts is the shopping. Though being honest, I didn’t think it was as good as previous years, so we were pretty reserved this year. There were a few stalls I was desperate to check out and buy ALL of the things. But, I came back with change and it was lovely chatting to new brands about their products. I just wish I could have spent another day at Crufts making more connections and not cramming it all in a few hours. Maybe next year! And maybe next year, Rufus will be coming with me.
So, what did I end up buying this year?