What a month. It has been HOT here in London, like proper damn sticky.
I have had ice cream *almost* every single day, we invested in a fan (best decision EVER) and got Alan Titchmarsh on our garden. We spent the whole afternoon trimming it up good and proper, adult / weed extracting life is riveting I tell ya. BUT it is so lovely to nip out there after work with a cool bevvy and soak up the evening sunshine.
Although, we are back to the usual grey and drizzle now, classic Britain ey? Fingers and toes crossed summer 2K17 ain’t over just yet.
It felt like June was over as quick as you could say ‘caramel frappuccino plz’ but actually, I had to refer back to my diary and remind myself of various antics.
The summer months are always jam packed. Crammed with spontaneous BBQ’s with friends, beer garden sessions, a handful of blogging events and social bits and bobs. Heading out into the sunshine for ice creams and/or cold cider is just far too tempting. Although, I am damn knackered now. I type this with a banging headache, sore throat and that nasty overtired anxious feeling too. Someone get this gal a bath, cuppa T and bed (with fresh bedding plz & thx).
I couldn’t pop up this Love List without mentioning the heartbreaking news that took place in our city over the past four weeks. I seems like over and over again the news has woken me up in a state of shock and despair, but as always, we pull together. We will be united and spread the love far and wide in all ways possible. <3
So, what’s been gwarnin’ in June?
SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT PICNIC
So, ma bezzie got engaged. The wedding isn’t until 2019, but it’s never too early for a celebration, is it? I made a little FB event and got everyone together for a surprise picnic and lots of prosecco down in Winchester. Even though they caught us red handed leaving the train station (I ended up running across the road throwing confetti like a crazy lady) the whole day was just beaut. Bringing old friends together always gives me that warm ‘n’ fuzzy feelin’.
LUNCH WITH FRIENDS
As we have grown older, we have adopted a habit of meeting other couples for lunch or dinner, taking turns each time of choosing where to go. Sometimes we will cook at home, sometimes we will head out to somewhere delicious. On arguably the hottest day of the year, we ventured east (V hungover) for one of the best veggie roasts I have ever tasted at The Kenton. It was SO good, despite feeling all kinds of wrong for eating a roast in 30°C heat!
SNAZZY NEW MAKE UP BITS
I ain’t gonna lie, gals not much of a beauty blogger. I think about cake more than I do concealer, but I have become V lucky in the ole makeup department this month. Earlier this week I got treated to a whole bunch of MAC goodies at the Look Fantastic X MAC event. I will always remember venturing into MAC with very hormonal skin and treating myself to my first ever foundation and lipstick that wasn’t from Boots. I have always loved their lipsticks, and I am SO chuffed I have got my mitts on another BEAUT Ruby Woo, I am loving the red lip at the mo!
BLOGOSPHERE BLOG AWARDS
Myself and my gal Jordan kindly got invited to the Blogosphere Blog Awards last week. We weren’t nominated, but spruced up and headed down to feel inspired by all the wonderful ladies and gents in the industry. So many bloomin’ talented people in one (V clammy) room. Felt a little bit emosh when Hannah Gale won blogger of the year. SO bladdy deserved, she is a helluva babe and such a huge inspiration to me… And a lot of us I’m sure! Positive vibez all round.
My mum spotted a cheeky Time Out deal for Brixton Beach earlier this month. If it wasn’t for Time Out (and my mum), I probs wouldn’t know that gems like this existed. It was such a lovely evening (bar the 90 min wait for mac n cheese :O :o :O) and a perfect summer time hang out. They also do salsa lessons on a Thursday that I am 100% up for.
ON YOUR BIKE
I got my bootay on a bike this month. I’m not the most confident of cyclists, not gonna lie. I usually only cycle on our annual trip to Center Parcs, ALAS Matt’s G’dad kindly lent me his bike for the summer. We cycled up to Richmond Park (on roads and errythang) and I loved it. I’m not sure the 1938102 cars and buses behind me did but wotevs innit. Gotta start somewhere >:) Matt has pretty much put me through a refresher cycling proficiency (much to his amusement) and now we can nip everywhere on ’em, V handy.
THE HUMBLE TOWER FAN
We did it. Each summer we say we will buy a fan, but never do. The sweaty, sleepless nights are no more. With all the shops closed on a hot Sunday evening, we spotted a fan winking at us from the corner shop. £30 later, we were on the sofa, in our pants, letting the breeze just fill the room. SUCH bliss. The noisy (but cool) nights are worth it.
I GOT MY HUR DID
I finally got the chop. My hair was in need of TLC, It hadn’t been seen to in over a year (!)Mostly because getting a hair cut in London is $$$$ / I’m lazy, BUT I found a deal. RUSH offer 50% off for first timers, £50 hair cut for £25 YAS QUEEN. I popped down and they chopped off aaaaaall the dead ends and I am SO happy with my bouncy, shiny locks! If you are after an overdue chop, check RUSH out fo’sho, they are all over the UK.
July is looking pretty packed with birthdays, a cheeky Island visit and posssssibly booking flights to Santa Pola for a long weekend with Matt and chums, even though we aren’t planning on going till September, it feels good to have a date in the diary. Sangria, tapas and beach I am SO ready for ya.
What did ya get up to in June chum?