Hello poppets and welcome back to my blog.
It’s time for a weekend highlights today but do brace yourselves.. this post features 0 pictures. It’s gonna be a heck of a lot of writing but unfortunately since I took no photos over the weekend, naturally I have none to share for my weekend highlights. Never mind, I had a great weekend regardless spending quality time with my loved ones so pictures or no pictures, I’m still looking forward to documenting it all.
My weekend began on Friday evening, a beautiful evening spent with my best friend Emily: chilling, eating, Netflixing and walking. The evening started when Emily came over after work, with the original plan being to go for a walk then grab some food and watch a movie. It didn’t work out like this however as by the time Emily had finished work we were both so hungry, we simply could not wait another second to eat. We switched the plan round and decided to get dinner first. Guys, we had the most amazing meal… Okay, it was a ready meal, hardly gourmet cooking but it was so good, and healthy. It felt amazing. And now I suppose I should tell you what that meal was… a lentil cottage pie. LOL. I feel like I hyped that up so much you’d be expecting something a little more groundbreaking than a lentil cottage pie but I have to be honest, it was so yummy I’d without a doubt get again (in fact, I have another one sat in my fridge currently waiting to be eaten already, thanks to my Mum for purchasing). Obviously this dish is vegetarian however not vegan, which is originally what I wanted my meal to be but they didn’t have any vegan options in the shop. This meal was still perfect though, including two of your five a day (it was made with sweet potato mash), tasting absolutely scrumptious and leaving me feeling light and healthy after I ate. I’m so totally glad I opted for this dish (thanks to Emily’s inspiration). We found a recipe to make our own lentil cottage pie one day, which we can switch up to be vegan so once I get a new oven (mine currently doesn’t work) we will definitely be doing just that and I’m very much looking forward to it. I’ll definitely share the results of what I make with you here.
Whilst we ate, Emily and I watched the film ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ starring Rebel Wilson, Priyanka Chopra, Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine. We originally wanted to watch Coyote Ugly but it turns out you now have to pay for it on Sky movies sooo… we opted for a Netflix option instead. I’ve seen Isn’t It Romantic before so I suggested it as it’s a great feel good funny film with a fantastic message all about self love right behind it. This film, on my third time of watching, still made me chuckle. I find Liam Hemwsorths character Blake to be the funniest, his mannerisms and the things he does just tickle me. He’s definitely not the most inspiring or likeable character in the film but his character is funny, he really thinks he’s the business and it’s so amusing to watch. I’d definitely recommend this film, it’s uplifting, fun and giggly! I mean, it must be a good’un if I’ve watched it three times.
Once the film was finished, the night was still young so Emily and I decided it was time for our walk we originally had planned. We took a nice, refreshing stroll around the neighbourhood and it was lovely as I really felt present in the moment, taking in the beauty of the area and enjoying positive conversations with my best friend. It was perfect. Once we arrived back home, we watched some ‘Penn and Teller: Fool Us’ for a while on Netflix before Emily headed off back to hers and I went to bed as I had work the next day. It was the perfect evening.
As just mentioned, my perfect evening was followed by a day of work on Saturday which was all good because it was busy and went quickly. Once I’d finished work, I went straight home and spent some quality time with my parents where we started watching Stranger Things together, thanks to the recommendation from my sister. When my Mum and I first began watching Stranger Things earlier this year we really couldn’t get into it, but second time around we became hooked and my Mum, Dad and I have spent the whole weekend binge watching this show. We completed Season 1 last night meaning it’s time to start Season 2 this evening, and I am so ready for it. I need to know what happens next! Gimme all the answers!
I had work again on Sunday which was followed by an evening at the pub with my Mum and Dad. It was a nice evening together, the pub busy because of the football. There was a lot of cheers going on as evidently a lot of Man United fans were in the room, it was a Man U vs Chelsea game and United had a very healthy win (4-0) so there were lots of happy people in the room… thank GOODNESS. We wouldn’t want any unhappy people!!!! My Dad says he thinks he was the only person in there who wanted Chelsea to win, bless him, I love how he still showed his dismay when United scored despite the whole pub absolutely loving it. Man stays true to himself! (And no, he doesn’t actually support Chelsea but he did want them to win that match, sorrrry Daddy)!
Anyway, pub time over and no more football, Mum, Dad and I went back home to eat dinner and of course you guessed it, watch more Stranger Things. Dad wanted to stay up even later to watch another episode after the three we’d already watched but Mum and I were just too tired so he had to be patient and wait another day before we could continue. God bless that man, I just love him.
Yesterday I had another day of work (another day, another dollar), followed by an evening of Pilates with my friend Vikki. This was my second ever time doing Pilates (I took a class a couple of years ago which I’d completely forgotten about until now), and I definitely enjoyed it though I did find it a struggle. I know the more I do it, the easier it will come to me, therefore making it more enjoyable as it will just flow. There was a lot of core ab work and stretching involved, so I’m excited to improve my flexibility so I can get alllll the amazing dancer pose shots for Instagram, and of course improve my strength, posture and the general well being of my body.
Yesterday was a special evening, as not only did I have the new experience of a Pilates class (because it basically was new considering I don’t even remember the one I took years ago), I obviously got to spend quality time with my amazing friend Vikki who I love so much. Yesterday, Vikki gifted me with a little present which is very special, she had bought me a Hematite necklace. What an Earth Angel!!! Hematite is a stone which has many beneficial properties to it, including those of dispelling negativity, bringing you strength, grounding you and so much more. I thought this was such a thoughtful gift from my friend Vik and even more special as she’d bought one for herself too meaning we have matching. So cute!
The second reason yesterday evening was a special one is because my favourite Youtuber Leeor Alexandra (I swear I mention her name here at least once a week, LOL) liked and shared my Instagram post promoting my Sacral Chakra Svadhishthana Lookbook. What a beautiful, beautiful Earth Angel! Honestly this meant the world to me and I felt so honoured to have had that interaction with Leeor, knowing she has noticed me and also supported me by sharing my Instagram. What a Queen! If you don’t know, Leeor is a Law of Attraction Spiritual Youtuber who shares the most amazing Youtube videos which have seriously benefited my life and helped to change it for the better. She shares videos on all sorts of Spirituality topics along with some incredible meditations and I really couldn’t recommend her channel or her Instagram enough. Definitely give her a follow if you’re into the LOA / anything Spiritual because she is the Queen of divine. Love her!!!!
And so I think that wraps up my weekend perfectly. I had a blissful weekend with my loved ones, spending beautiful quality time with my nearest and dearest and I am so excited to see what this coming weekend brings too, I have a feeling it’s going to be another good one (I’ll try to get some pictures this time too).
What has the highlight been of your weekend just spent? Do you watch Stranger Things? What TV show are you currently binge watching? Who is your all time favourite Youtuber? Be sure to let me know in the comments below.
As always thank you for reading,
lots of love and light,
have a great week,
*Featured image / header image taken in Italy last year because as mentioned I took no pictures this weekend and this time last year I was living my best life in Italy, so why not hey?! ♥