Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Week in Photos

So here's what I've been getting up to over the last couple of weeks, according to Instagram. Bumper edition.

1. Knowing that we were off to Center Parcs and would be spending some time in the pool and spa I went on the hunt for some new swimwear. I wanted pretty but functional, so I wouldn't have any mishaps in the water rapids.
2. I've been getting my fake tan on. I've used good and bad and a full post will be coming soon, but I always go back to this cheap but cheerful option.
3. Discovered a new favourite Starbucks drink: Refreshas. Probably definitely not worth the money but they are nice.
4. I spent a lovely long weekend on Brighton beach for my big sister's hen do. It was such beautiful weather for it and I really did have such a fun weekend and got some bonding time with my sister. Roll on the wedding!
5. My diet has really suffered from having a slightly hectic schedule for the last month. Less pizza must be consumed in June.
6. Finally re-organised my foundations and squeezed them all into this makeup bag. I need to remind myself I only have 1 face. I do not need all of this and cannot (I repeat, cannot) buy any new foundations for the foreseeable.
7. Scampi and chips on the beach. P.S. What you win by not getting sand everywhere you then lose in sheer painfulness on a pebble beach.
8. I have been wearing this bright scarf constantly lately. A strappy camis. Refusing to give in when it's still a bit rainy and grey.
9. Best tshirt ever. Fact. I am even wearing it as I type. It's from River Island and is the perfect level of slouchy without having to upsize. Good neckline too and not see-through. And only £12. I want more, but none of the other colours are for me.

10. Here I am on hen do night #1 with obligatory 'Maid of Honour' sash. Loved it!
11. Celebrating a friend's birthday with cocktails at our usual bar in town.
12. The wind is doing us no favours here but after Brighton withdrawal Mark and I popped to the seaside over the Bank Holiday weekend. We did chips and ice cream and a slush puppy, cos you have too. Also spent far too many pennies on the 2p machines and winning me a purple minion!
13. It seems like aaages ago now but I jetted off on my own on a work trip since my last update. It was really good but was happy to be home afterwards.
14. This was one of the few bits of 'organised fun' that we took part in at Center Parcs. Other than this we mostly cycled around exploring, enjoyed the outdoors, had fun in the pool, relaxed in the spa and drank lots of Prosecco. Bliss. It was so nice to just get away and have time to relax. I'm quite a naturally hectic person, so even at the weekends I don't really 'chill'.
15. As I'm sure you've noticed, I rebranded my blog. I Buy Pretty Things is no more and I am now to be found on all platforms as Girl Chat Blog. I really like the fresh new look and feel reinspired with my blog.
16. Have been doing a little bit of shopping. New Look sales are my weakness. But it doesn't count if it was already hovering in your 'wish list' at full price before it got reduced, right?
17. Self-indulgent instagram here because I liked the picture. This was hen night #2
18. We rounded off the Bank Holiday weekend yesterday with a trip to Westfield and of course a Pinkberry. Sadly they've done away with my favourite strawberry but passion fruit wasn't a bad replacement. The salted caramel one was so good too! I resisted any actual shopping (my debit card let out a sigh of relief because pay day cannot come soon enough this month) and we just picked up some new work bits for Mark and his new role at his job :)

Phew, that was a long'un. If you made it this far, well done! I won't leave it so long next time.

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