This Last Week #9

I can't actually even remember the last time I wrote a catch up post. The last few weeks have been like a whirlwind but I'm so glad to be back in front of my laptop writing this. I have missed blogging. And by that you can probably tell my absence was basically forced upon me. Hash tag first world problems I know.

I can't really just talk about the last week because, lets be honest, we need a proper catch up? The main highlight from the last month is probably going to see Lionel Richie at the O2, VIP, full-hospitality, great view, it was fab! As they say, it's not what you know, but who you know.

I mentioned on twitter the other week was moving week so any chance of a blog post was slim. Who wants to read a half-arsed attempt anyway?! Exactly. We have moved out of our lovely little one bed flat and in with some friends, which we couldn't be happier about. The move itself was stressful to say the least, but they always are aren't they? As well as being faced with the reality of ME, yes, me having to drive the self-hire transit van for the day. I think I did quite well... after the man at the van-hire place had to stop the traffic to help me drive away. Oh the embarrassment.

Last weekend also brought Shay's birthday, even though we promised not to buy each other presents this year (because of something REALLY exciting that I can't say anything about yet... boo), I still managed to arrange some surprise birthday drinks for him down the pub as well as making the journey home on the Sunday for some family celebrations. His amazing mum made him a treasure island cake, complete with blue jelly for water around the island... just ingenious! We also went out to Bodean's in Soho on Friday and it was so delicious! We ordered a Boss Platter and there was just so much food, it's crazy how full you get off just meat so quickly. We made a huge dent in the platter but made sure to take the rest home in a doggy bag. The pictures above are of us indulging in a Rumshackle cocktail at Barrio Central before the meal.

We also took some time off to chill out after the bank holiday and settle into our new place, which meant once the unpacking was done, we could binge on Netflix. We have discovered Peaky Blinders... and are absolutely obsessed. The brummy accents are a little dodgy at times, but the storyline is just so good and most of the acting is phenomenal... plus also, Cillian Murphy, need I say more? We're already almost half way through series two and I don't know how I'll cope when we have to wait for the third series to air on tv. I'll try not to think about it.

Training continues for the Nike 10k in June. I've been doing 10k runs during the weeks after work and feeling really good for it, especially now I have my snazzy new running trainers for proper support. I'm still dumb-founded at the progress I've made, and the fact I can even run to be quite honest. I'm hoping for a sub 55 min run on the day so with only 6 weeks left to go I need to step it up! I've been enjoying tracking my progress so much that I MAY even sign up for another 10k after it's done.

And finally, aside from the move, I've been trying to fit in as much sewing as possible. A while ago I finished some cushion covers for my lovely sister-not-yet-in-law after a fabric shopping trip down the Goldhawk Road. Because they weren't for me, I really took my time on them and I was really chuffed with the result to be honest, they're very smart and carefully done. The smaller cushion is a beige poly fabric with a turquoisey, greeny lace over the top. It was really tricky to sew but the result looks absolutely stunning. I'd love to do it again, it gave me such a good sense of satisfaction. I also finished a pair of trousers this weekend which I promptly put on and left for the pub in 15 mins later. Being able to sew is such a wicked skill to have, I don't think I'll ever get bored of it. I'll do a blog post on the trousers soon!

ANYWAY - how are you all? I've missed blogging myself, but have still been reading and keeping up to date, it feels good to be back!!

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