Monday, 27 April 2015

This Week's Happiness List

Following a long break at home for the Easter holidays, this week saw me return to Liverpool to begin my final stretch of the University term before finishing finals in June and graduating in July. I am still in denial that I am going to be going in to the big wide world come September, and have spent a lot of this week making initial plans to go to a host of different places this summer to make the most out of my last ever long summer holiday.

Everyone living in the UK will know how wonderful the weather has been this past week, which for me at least is an instant mood enhancer. I must apologise for being so terribly British as two of my happy things this week revolve around the weather! So here goes;

1. Upon returning to Liverpool on Sunday, I was greeted at Lime Street station by beautiful weather. The sun shone as I walked home, and I took the time to take in as much vitamin D as I possibly could! 

2. An Ocado delivery. Now this is the stuff which dreams are made on. I have never used the service for myself before, but at home we regularly get Ocado deliveries, and with limited time due to assignments and empty cupboards after the Easter break, I decided to treat myself. The treat was made extra special thanks to the 25% off on your first order. Go on, I know you want to!

3. Eating lunch al fresco on Abercromby Square to break up the long library days. 

4. Glorious! Soup. In the previously mentioned Ocado shop I ordered a few pots of the San Antonio Fiesta soup. It lives up to the name, fiery and flavoursome in equal measures. 

5. Every part of Friday. I had a productive morning doing my assignment, followed by afternoon tea at Panoramic 34 with Emma, and then spent the evening at a party in celebration of Becky's 21st birthday! One of the best Fridays I've had in a long time. 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Afternoon Tea at Panoramic 34

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour* dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” 

- Henry James
* or three hours in our case!
What better way to celebrate a 21st than with tea and cake?!

For Emma's birthday I booked us in for afternoon tea at Panoramic 34, a restaurant famous for it's magnificent views of the Liverpool skyline. After a morning of working in the library, we met up and practically skipped down to West Tower, excitedly nattering about what was in store for us. 

We arrived and were swiftly seated, and sat in awe at the incredible view in front of us.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Kasbah Cafe Bazaar

Marrakech is currently sitting on the top spot of my wander lust list. Something about Morocco just seems to scream out to me. I want to experience the vibrant colours, beautiful architecture and, of course, try all of the cuisine.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

This Weeks Happiness List

This week can be defined as one combining work and play!
I spent the weekend away in London, attending a surprise party for my wonderful friend Steph's 21st (more on that later!), followed by a week of working at M&S. This weekend marks the end of my Easter holidays, meaning the next few weeks are going to be busy, stressful and overwhelming as I come to the end of my university career. However, for now I will concentrate on the little things which have increased my happiness this past week!

1. Dinner at Leon at Kings Cross Station. I have walked past this healthy fast food stop a hundred times, and always wanted to go in for a bite to eat. That day finally arrived last Saturday when Molly and I found ourselves in London for the weekend. It lived up to my expectations, a speedy and super nutritious dinner before heading over to Kingston. 

2. As previously mentioned, Molly and I hopped on a train (or two) down to the capital to celebrate our close friend Steph's 21st. Her boyfriend had organised a surprise party at the Slug and Lettuce, Kingston. Thankfully, everything went to plan, and Steph seemed delighted by the surprise, and it was so nice to have a night out with some of my closest friends!

3. Game of Thrones, Season 5 premier. Need I say more?

4. Finding a hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Oxfam for £2.49! I was missing this book in the series, and was delighted to pick up such a bargain.

5. Watching Gogglebox on Friday night, snuggled up on the sofa with my sisters, wearing our pyjamas and giggling at the Goggleboxers antics! 


Saturday, 11 April 2015

This Weeks Happiness List

Following the family fun and frivolities of the Easter weekend, this week has comprised of working and seeing old school friends. Also, the sun has been out for most of the week, which has been amazing when I have been able to get outside, but not so ideal when I am doing shifts at M&S food hall, which is nicely positioned in the basement away from the natural light. Hey ho, at least I am not being teased by the sight of the sun streaming through the windows!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

This Weeks Happiness List

Happy Easter Sunday everyone. I hope your day is filled with chocolate, family time and happiness. With it being the Easter holidays, I am home for a few weeks, and looking forward to spending time with my family and KG friends, as well as earning some money working. 
After a celebration packed weekend, I returned to Liverpool on Sunday night for a week of training (more on that later!), before making the trip back down South again for Easter!

1. Dining out with Anna and Becky on Monday night at Bistro Jacques. With us all staying in Liverpool to train for our competition at the end of the week, we decided to treat ourselves to a meal out. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, with friendly staff and delicious dishes. Unfortunately, we skipped with 2 courses and a bottle of wine for £16.95 due to aforementioned training, but will definitely be taking up this offer soon!

2.  Enjoying a cocktail at Revolutions on the Albert dock, looking across the dock and sipping on a raspberry & basil mojito, what more could you wish for.

3. Celebrating 4 years with James. Although we couldn't be together on the day, it made me really happy to wake up to a phone call from James on Wednesday to wish me a happy anniversary, and thankfully we have been able to spend this weekend together! Here is to four more years!

4. BCA Nationals Cheer and Dance competition on Thursday, which saw my team and I win our category (Jazz dance), making us National Champions. The day was wonderful, and obviously coming away with the top prize and a HUGE trophy topped it all off.

5. M&S Easter eggs. As I am back working at the M&S Nottingham store for Easter, I have been enjoying looking at all the amazing Easter treats. The eggs are really phenomenal this year, some of them are like works of art! I hope to get one for a bargain next week to try!


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

April Wish List

I love April. As well as being a month full of flowers, lambs and blossom, it also includes Easter! Easter is like a mini, less stressful Christmas. It is a time to see family and friends and enjoy the little things in life, including some chocolate, of course! April is set to be a busy month for me, which makes it even more exciting!