We’re 7 days into May and I’m a little late on the April favourites. Blame my dodgy eye and feeling like I’ve lost my get up and go but hopefully, I’ve combatted the negativity and I’m back.
Another weekend in April saw my best friend, Nick and I head to Nottingham for the Gin Festival being held in the Nottingham Conference Centre. We had a wonerful time trying out different gins and catching up. I don’t get to see Nick very often due to distance and work commitments but, it was one of the loveliest days of the year for me!
April was ridiculously busy. I did that annoying thing I do when I agree to so many things and then realise that I wouldn’t get a weekend off for about a month. But, it was an awesome month for blogging. I had so many opportunities come up and I grabbed every single one. So, here’s what we’ve been up to:
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
Ridiculously cliche, but I had one of those moments when we drove up to the driveway of the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel and thought, this is what my little space on the internet has bought me. The Geek, Rufus and I packed up and went to stay it one of their luxury suites for the night and review it. It was such a lovely stay and really refreshed me. I know people say the sea and sunshine does you some good, but, so does the Yorkshire air and time away from real life with your two favourites. For a full review of our stay, you can read it here.
Nottingham Gin Festival
Tied in to a trip to Lincoln, Nick and I went to the Gin Festival in Nottingham and very easily had a wonderful time. It’s such a laid back and awesome concept which you can read about here. I loved that I could just chill out, drink gin and catch up with my best friend. It was a seriously lovely day and I’m contemplating going to the Birmingham one with the Geek!
Before popping off to Yorkshire, I popped into Boots wanting to pick up a new eyeliner. Rhianna from Robowecop recommended this badboy and I’ve never looked back. It’s super affordable, really easy to make a fabulous cat eye and doesn’t do that horrible drag on your lids feeling. The colour is dark and doesn’t rub off your lids easily. I love it. I think it’s even overtaken my love for the old faithful Collection 2000, which I’ve been using since I was 15. So, well done Soap & Glory, you’re officially the best.
Harry Potter trackie bottoms
I used to think eating a big fat slice of red velvet was the cure to all eye surgery. Turns out, it’s buying some horrible coloured Harry Potter trackie bottoms is actually the cure. I picked them up in my local Primark for a fiver and if I’m totally being honest, I wore them from Thursday till about Sunday when The Geek politely reminded me that I hadn’t taken them off. They are the comfiest things I’ve worn in ages and I love them even more that they’ve got a Hogwarts symbol on them. If only they did them in a navy blue for Ravenclaws, that’d really make my day.
April’s been more about experiences rather than physical things. I’m realising I’m more a person who loves an experience rather than materialistic items, which at times, is a great thing. May is looking to be an exciting month as well. I’ve got my two best friends coming up to stay and flying over to Glasgow for the #dogsthatdine event! I can’t wait!