This Last Week #2

It's been quite a while since I've done a bit of a catch up post like this, and to be fair lots has happened so we'll consider this a 'this last week and more' kinda post. Alright? Cool.

Last week actually consisted of 'post-wedding fever' and reminiscing of what was a beautiful day. I couldn't stop looking through the pictures for a good few days and I still have a big grin on my face when more get uploaded on to Facebook from the day. Lovely vibes, I can assure.

Last week saw the 5th anniversary of me and my boy, five years seems like a long time and that's probably because it is. 'Half a decade' as we came to realise. It does seem strange to think that we've been together for such a long time but at the same time, it just feels like normality. We did a mini celebration on the day, Thursday, by going out for a few drinks after work and then taking a bottle of wine back home to enjoy. Because if you can't have a few drinks on a Thursday, then what can you do? I also took a little trip to the Hummingbird Bakery in Soho to grab some celebratory cupcakes. I accidentally forgot to get cash out before hand and as they have a £5 minimum on cards, I just *had* to buy another cake... I know, poor me. I thought about saving it but when 3pm rolled around that day I made myself a cup of tea and enjoyed my vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting guilt-free. Delicious.

The second instalment of anniversary celebrations saw us taking a trip to the football (don't worry it was my idea) for the first game of the season. So we took a bus to London Bridge to meet the boy's step-dad and the drinking began. I have to say, I enjoyed myself *a lot*, considering how slightly apprehensive I was feeling beforehand. The weather was bloody fantastic and the atmosphere in the ground was great, albeit a little aggressive at times. And now I can safely say, I'm looking forward to going back on a regular basis.

After the game we headed off back home - a short 20 min walk, so ideal - and stopped at the pub for a couple of pints and then onto the chippy for a well-deserved fish & chip supper, one of our favourite takeaway meals to have. Whilst polishing off our dins and yet another bottle of wine (you don't want to see our recycling bin, trust me) we settled down to watch Frost/Nixon, which I haven't seen in ages but promptly fell asleep for.

Sunday was a relatively chilled day which consisted of waking up early making some Salted Caramel and the sponge fail swiss roll for my bake along. It still tasted good so I'm not too upset but I do want to give it another go to prove I can bake a good swiss roll, to myself y'know.

Relatively early on, on Sunday I started to get excited/nervous for the blogger meet up at Polpo in Covent Garden, but with the boy realising I'd leave him around dinner time with no food in the fridge, I rustled up some Kotlety for dinner. Kotlety is a Polish pork style patty, with fried onions in, and covered in bread crumbs. To me, they are one of the ultimates in stodgy comfort food, and we enjoyed them with some cheesy mash, coleslaw and pickled gherkins. Quite the traditional Polish meal if you ask me. Kotlety are probably one of the easiest things to make EVER, and pretty much resemble a burger, just with pork, but if you'd like me to do a post on them just leave me a comment telling me so :)

So later on that evening off I popped to Covent Garden to go and meet a lovely load of people who I hadn't yet had the chance of meeting. I had SUCH a good time and pretty much didn't stop talking for the whole time I was there. I didn't take any pictures at Polpo because I'm a fool, but I can confirm that the food was lush and the cocktails were, ahem... strong! I'm looking forward to going back there for a sit down meal to enjoy what the rest of the menu has to offer.

And since then I've just been plodding along for the rest of the week. Yesterday this little beaut of a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 came into my possession and I'm so looking forward to taking it on holiday and snapping away. I've wanted one for so long and still hadn't used any of my birthday money so this and some more film will fit the bill perfectly.

The weekend coming will again be a chilled one as I'm only a few weeks away from holiday and need to save some dollar bill to be able to enjoy myself whilst away. BUT, Friday I'm looking forward to some payday drinks with work, and the rest of the weekend will probably be spent watching Netflix and baking (and desperately trying to think of some decent biscuits to bake for my bake along) as well as a potential visit to the Model Market Street Feast in Lewisham to experience some culinary delights. Sounds like a winning formula to me.

What have you all been up to? Surely some more interesting events than my own?

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