Hello and happy Friday, aren’t those weeks flying by? I almost feel like we will get the the end of the year and still have holes in the patio. But things are slowly starting to progress.
Life seems to have sped up since I have been working at the salon. Its only 2 days a week, but wow the impact is massive. However I am loving that injection of creativity into my week. Ok, I am constantly trying out creative ideas. But this is another lovely creative outlet.
So what have we been up to in the last crazy week?
Getting Planning Permission
We finally have planning permission, woohoo. I can’t tell you what a relief it is. Now we can start getting foundations dug out. The skip arrives today, that’s a sure sign that things are moving.
In the last week the balcony has gone and Chris has taken all the rendering off the back of the house all ready to be K rendered. So things looks pretty awful at the moment. Our Juliette balcony is on order and will be with us in a couple of weeks, those patio door keys are still hidden away for no one to find. I cant wait to be able to have the door open!
Watching Peaky Blinders
We missed the boat with peaky blinders so on Jacks advice we decided to watch it on Net-flicks. OMG its amazing, addictively so. We have watched all 4 series in 3 weeks. I am not sure we have binge watched to this level before, but because the next episode is always available you just HAVE to watch it!
An Evening In Manchester
I spent a fabulous evening in Manchester this week with one of my lovely friends. We had gone to see Club Tropicana, it wasn’t my thing at all! My REVIEW IS HERE, its tough when you are not so keen on a show. The audience loved it, it was really down to my poor choice. I am not a fan of this kind of comedy, however there were people in the audience crying they found it so funny!
We did enjoy a lovey meal at the Ivy, their midweek set menu is such great value and the food and setting is just gorgeous. It always feels like such a treat dining there.
Thorntons sent me a gorgeous chocolate hamper this week, full of different incredible flavours of their chocolate blocks. These are great to have in the fridge and pick at. I am not a whole bar at a time kinda gal. I prefer to grab a couple of squares with a cup of coffee.
The 70% dark was my stand out favourite. However the orange crip was pretty fantastic too. But oooh I am thinking I need to try the dark chilli and salted pistachio now!
Exciting News About River Cruising
This is killing me as I have known for over a week, Chris and I are going on a River Cruise arghhhhhh. It’s something we have been dying to do for so long now. And being our 25th Anniversary year the timing could not be better. The aim is to test the water, we feel River Cruising will be perfect for our family. The boys love exploring cities and are less bothered about being surrounded by kids these days, so we are going to find out. I can’t wait to reveal more.
Loving Curly Girl Again
After a month of falling in and out of love with curly girl I am back on it! Thankfully when I do have a break I stick to Curly Girl Products. This means getting back into it is easy. Its been nearly a year since I started following curly girl and my stand out favourite thing is that when my hair is straight it needs washing every other day and looks rubbish on day two which I hate.
However I only need to wash my hair every 5 days with curly girl and it seems to get better as the days go on. That is so great for the condition, and my schedule.
READ THIS POST for more info on getting started, and trust me you won’t look back. But if you do fancy giving it a go I have a lovely giveaway to get you started. Noughty Haircare is one of my go to curly girl ranges. The shampoo, conditioner and taming cream are fantastic but also great for non curly hair if you do need a break, and the fact that it is vegan and cruelty free makes me love the brand even more.
The Week Ahead
Lots of thinking about the renovations, we have a few plans to catch up with friends for meals and a busy week with work. Hopefully we will get the chance for a chilled out Sunday.
Have a great week whatever you are up too?
Disclosure, I was gifted the theatre tickets, chocolate and curly girl products for an honest review. However have used the CG products and purchased them for a year.