Catch-up & dinner at Brickyard, Romford - Another monthly favourites - Enjoying lunch in the sunshine at work - Sunday afternoon at Mini Golf - My self-imposed spending ban - Pizza & Monopoly night at Ashley's parents - Snapchat filters getting me through bad hair/face days - Remembering daddy one year on - New flowers at the burial ground - Thursday Mr Whippy work treat - New hair for summer
I am so glad that this round-up is just before I go away - I think my Insta will definitely be all things Palermo at the end of the week... also I am so bloody excited to be going away! It's time again to find out what I've been up to recently...
Just over three weeks ago, I caught up with my lovely friend Vicky and the four of us (Callum and Ashley came too!) went to Brickyard in Romford for dinner. We hadn't been for ages but it was as good as I remembered - despite all the changes. All week, leading up to the meal, I had been ill, but didn't let that deter me. Catch-up, cocktails and some good food was much needed (read more: Two-for-One Saturday night fun at Brickyard, Romford).
The weather has been so gorgeous lately, not that you'd know with my properly English skin. But I have really been enjoying my lunches in the work garden - or better, walking to the park with Poppy and just relaxing for an hour. I've also had a couple of days off recently, so have been making the most of them, too.
Two weekends ago now, Ashley was here and decided we should go out for the afternoon - suggesting mini golf. There's a course in Brentwood at King George's park, but instead we drove to Moby Golf, which is between Romford and Chadwell Heath. It was so much fun and good to get out for a couple of hours. Needless to say, I was useless and lost with a score of 67 (I think par was 41)... it's all about the taking part anyway!
More recently, we stayed at Ashley's parents, which was nice as we hadn't seen them for a while. We just had a chilled night in with wine, takeaway pizza and Monopoly... and for once, I didn't win. Also, how cute is my giraffe?!
Last Wednesday saw the anniversary of my dad's death and I honestly feel so loved by family, friends and the blogging community. The reception to my post was actually heart-warming and I'm so pleased with how it was received - and I'm hoping it helps others in a similar situation (read more: One Year On...). As I mentioned in the post, I took the day off work and spent two hours at the burial ground, taking a picnic and some flowers with me. Although I felt okay for the majority of the day, I actually appreciated having the day to myself.
And finally, I got my hurr did for summer! I was getting so bored of my natural hair colour, as I hadn't got it dyed permanently since last summer - despite the good condition it was in, it was just so dull and lifeless. I'll be posting about it next week, so keep your eyes peeled. But for those interested, I've gone back to ombré.
What have you been up to lately?
Love, Lucy xx