Happy Days #2

I had great intentions of writing another post by now that didn’t resemble some sort of jumbled weekly diary, but it’s suddenly Wednesday and I’m out of time! I liked writing this post last week, and I know that I’ll be pleased I decided to document these little moments as something to look back on. So, here we go again – some Instagram illustrated, happy moments from last week…

Seafood Spaghetti

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This was perfection on a plate (I’m not even going to try and be modest!) and was so quick and easy to throw together. Prawns, squid, mussels, chilli, garlic, tomatoes, olive oil, pasta; so simple but so, so good. I also thoroughly enjoyed giving Wayne spaghetti twirling lessons – he’ll have it down to a tee by the next time we’re in Italy.

Midweek Family Time
My sister, cousin and I were long overdue a catch up, and so we spent Tuesday evening perched on a table in a busy All Bar One talking all things family, work and weddings. Our lovely cousin Freya is getting married in October and it was great to hear more about her plans.

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American Sniper
It sounds awful to include this under the title of ‘happy’ as it’s actually a pretty heart wrenching film, but I was so impressed. I like war films, but I’m not keen on those that focus solely on fighting; the ones where gunshots outnumber lines spoken. American Sniper, however, provides a really good balance of the two. The film addresses the impact the war in Iraq has had on the everyday lives of those involved, and Bradley Cooper’s performance is captivating.

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Saturday Shopping
I spent Saturday with my friend (and bride-to-be!) Bridget on the hunt for Bridesmaid dresses. We braved Oxford Street (usually such a ridiculous idea on a Saturday, but actually surprisingly bearable) and set out to find the perfect dress. We may have been unsuccessful on the dress front but we had a great salad for lunch! Regardless of the London madness and dress disappointment it was still lovely to spend the day together.

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Messing About On The River

On Sunday the sun was shining so Wayne and I caught the boat from Kingston to Hampton. I picked out my dream riverside house whilst Wayne time lapsed the ducks (sometimes I forget that he’s almost 27!) before wandering around the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. The Palace itself is definitely worth a visit, but the beautiful rose garden provides a perfect spot of tranquillity and doesn’t cost a thing.

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Dining Al Fresco
We set up our little table and chairs on the balcony, teamed up to make a huge chicken caesar salad, then spent the afternoon lounging around drinking ice cold fruity cider. Some things taste so much better when enjoyed outside in the good old British sunshine!

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I hope you’re all having a happy week!

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