It was a year ago this weekend that Ashley and I got married. Time flies! I can still remember rushing around posting invites and impatiently awaiting RSVPs. In fact, it feels like just yesterday that I was walking up the aisle (and balling my eyes out!)
We’re both people who like simple gestures— we’re not really into lavish gifts and uber expensive getaways— so we took the opportunity to have some baby-free time together and spent Friday in Westfield, perusing the shops and eating in Byron Burger, while our little Byron was with my mum and dad. How delicious are the Oreo Cookie Milkshakes, by the way? Very, is the answer.
1. At Byron Burger 2. Oreo Cookie Milkshake 3. Byron Burgers, courgette fries, onion rings and coleslaw 4-5. Morning cuppa on the train to Portsmouth. There was a gooey chocolate muffin too, but that was quickly eaten! 6. Ice-cream outside Jamie’s Italian at Gunwharf Quays 7-11. Walking around the Quays and the view from the Spinnaker Tower 12-16. Yummy food at Jamie’s Italian
We got up bright & early on Saturday and made our way to Portsmouth. Neither of us had been before, but I’m sure we’ll go back and see more of it, as it was lovely— and only an hour & a half on the train! If you haven’t been, you should go. We only walked around Gunwharf Quays, but it’s full of lovely little outlets, great places to eat (we munched at Jamie’s Italian) and things to do. We love a viewpoint, so a quick trip up the Spinnaker Tower was a must! It was a sunny and clear day, so the views were amazing and it’s a decent price too, considering you can spend as long as you like up there.
I think we’ll have a look around Southsea next time and also visit The Tenth Hole, as we missed it this time around!
Where’s your fav UK destination? We’re always looking for new places to visit!
Myself & Ashley treated ourselves & some of his bandmates to an immense round of bacon and egg sandwiches with tiger bread this morning, after they crashed on our sofa last night after a gig in North London— so good! They’re off to play an all-dayer in Brighton today, so I’ve been left to my own devices to play-about in the sunshine.
I decided to wash my car and it was so ridiculously hot and sunny out, that I didn’t want to go back into our flat— which turns into a greenhouse at this time of year— so I grabbed my camera, a bottle of ice-cold water and my iPod and took my car for a spin up to Reigate Hill. It turns out a few other people had the same idea too! We only have a small garden area at our place, which is right outside our neighbours door— they’re nice people, but I feel a bit awkward setting up camp there, so we’re pretty lucky that there are so many places within easy reach for us to laze about in.
I really have the urge to sunbathe, but I don’t want to risk any strap marks, pre-wedding. I’m having a spray tan, but being a fake-tan-virgin, I don’t know how good it will be at evening out patches, so I’m not taking any chances, and instead I’m wearing strapless tops everytime I’m out in the sun, for the next three weeks!
I took a drive to Dorking afterwards, singing my heart out to the radio, with my windows down. Lush! Although I can hear thunder in the distance now, so I’m just waiting for the storm— after all, it wouldn’t be a British Bank Holiday without some wet weather would it?!
What are your plans for the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend?