Not quite a weekly favourites, but a bumper two week edition instead. Time just seems to be passing me by lately. I blame the whirlwind of school related events taking place in the run up to Christmas. We’ve had various fundraisers, a fantastic parent’s evening, cinema night, school trips and much more.
Here’s what we’ve been enjoying over the past few weeks.
If you haven’t seen this yet watch it! It’s a brilliant series tackling terrorism, racism, stereotyping, relationships and a whole lot more. It’s a brilliant watch and the lead actor is amazing in his first tv role.
Last weekend we visited two castles in two days. Well the sun was shining, so there was no way I was staying indoors. My inner history geek was rather happy as you can probably imagine. We have an English Heritage membership so we often visit Walmer Castle which is just up the coast from us. It’s a Tudor defence fort and the one time holiday home of Queen Victoria. Although it’s probably more well known as where The Duke of Wellington died. It’s right on the beach, a stones throw from the pretty seaside town of Deal and has beautiful grounds perfect for exploring.
Leeds Castle is another favourite of ours. And no, it isn’t in Leeds. It’s in Kent. Known as ‘the most beautiful castle in the world’, you can’t help but fall for its charms. The grounds were absolutely stunning, the trees ablaze with every hue of orange and red. And we enjoyed burning off our lunch trying to find the centre of the maze and exploring the castle, which was full of characters from books like Sleeping Beauty, Paddington Bear and Narnia.
Last Thursday the teen and I ventured into London to see Heathers the Musical. I bought the tickets as an early Christmas present for her as she’s obsessed with the film and the show. Who knew a film that was around when I was a kid would be seeing a revival 30 years later!
The show was brilliant. It’s a bit of a dark one, full of bitchy teens and touches on issues like rape and mental health. Despite the subject matter, I was surprised how good it actually was. And the teen absolutely loved it which is the main thing.
It was a great day. I think it’s safe to say I overcame my fear of travelling to and around London. (Although maybe we’ll revisit that once I actually have to force myself to get on a tube when we take the little dude to the Natural History Museum.) We popped into M&Ms World, demolished our first Five Guys (best burgers we’ve ever tasted) and ate doughnuts as big as our faces from Donut Time – Bellatwix Le Strange and Dumblesmore incase you’re wondering and oh my god they taste as good as they look (check out their instagram if you haven’t already). We had a wander around Soho, Leicester Square and Haymarket before heading home on the train exhausted. Definitely one to be repeated and it was so lovely to spend the day with my beautiful girl doing something she loved. Lucky thing was back in London the following day at the Photography Museum with college before wandering around Soho and Carnaby Street, camera in hand.
You may have seen on instagram stories I’ve been enjoying mixing it up in the kitchen a bit over the last two weeks thanks to a subscription to Gousto I treated us to. Thanks to a deal it actually worked out cheaper than what I’d spend in a week to buy food for the Mr & I. We’ve had two weeks of meals I probably wouldn’t have cooked otherwise. Our favourites being Lamb Keema Pav with Turmeric Potatoes and Speedy Korean Beef Bulgogi with Beans. I’ll definitely be treating us to at least one box a month going forward. It really has made me enjoy cooking again.
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Rewrite the Stars
All I’ll say is I’m even more in love with James Arthur after playing this on repeat in my car.
What have you been enjoying this week?
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