Hello my loves and welcome back to my blog… How is everyone today?
It’s time for the first weekend highlights post of the year, and I am so so excited because it’s definitely gonna be a good one, hehe! I had suchhh a good weekend, so I’m very excited to reflect on it here. I hope you enjoy too.
So as always, my ‘weekend’ began on Friday, as soon as I woke up… bliss. I spent the day taking selfies for Instagram, writing blog posts, doing bits and bobs, that kinda thing (I can’t really remember what really), until evening came around and it was time to see my bestie, yay.
Emily and I had plans to play mini golf, but before that, we decided to grab some food from McDonald’s, as I was pretty keen to try their new vegan meal option, the ‘veggie dippers’ which I’d previously mentioned here. Surprise, surprise, they were… unpleasant. I didn’t have the highest of expectations when I bought them, but there was a part of me that still hoped that finally McDonald’s had come through for the vegetarians and vegans but alas, they had not. Maybe next year hey? The problem with the veggie dippers is that they taste exactly the same as the ‘veggie’ products they serve in the wraps and the burgers, so it’s like they’ve literally put no thought into this meal at all and just taken the one veggie product they sell, but served it on it’s own dipper style. The flavour isn’t pleasant and quite frankly, I’m not impressed. I know it’s a choice to be vegetarian / vegan, but considering the amount of people who are opting for a more plant based lifestyle these days surely it would work in McDonald’s favour to create more fulfilling and tasty vegan dishes… perhaps I will message them asking if they want to do a collab and I can create the ‘McJennie’ burger, fully vegan and fully delicious… heck yes. Okay I’m actually gonna message them… shoot your shot and all that hehe. Oh my goodness imagine if I collaborated with McDonald’s to bring out a vegan line of meals that are actually scrumptious… okay this is definitely one to add to the bucket list hehe. Speaking it into existence NOW.
After our Maccy D’s, Emily and I had a little look around the shops, then headed over to mini golf for a super fun game. Wow. I really love mini golf, and fun activities in general. Now this month I also want to go to a trampoline park (which I already have plans for), go bowling, and at some point soon, I really want to go ice skating. Yay!!! I love an activity. Anyway, the good news is that I won at mini golf, and the even better news is that it was by just one point, so at least it was a close call and Emily and I are equally as skilled at the game. Hehe! Oh, and even more awesome news, I got a hole in one. YAY! It’s so much fun and so fulfilling when that happens, now off I go to become a professional golfer, right?
Once our game was over, I was feeling in the mood for a dessert, so we decided to head over to a restaurant which specialises in desserts and treat ourselves, it was a Friday after all, not that we need an excuse, heck no. We both ordered a waffle each, and with mine I had chocolate, ice cream and strawberries. Yum. It was a tough decision between the waffles and cookie dough, but in the end I opted for the waffles as the last time I had the cookie dough I wasn’t a fan, so I didn’t want to risk a dessert I wasn’t 100% sure was going to be that tasty, however, the waffle was way scrummier than usual, so maybe the restaurant has upped their game with their dessert making, so perhaps I’ll give the cookie dough a whirl next time as that may be tastier too. YAY!
Desserts finished and bellies full, we both headed home, but not before a quick singalong in Emily’s car to Eminem’s ‘Rap God’ whilst I waited for my taxi. The perfect way to wrap up a fun night with my best friend, I love you Emily!
On Saturday, I had an 8:30 am alarm set ready for a session with my Medium at half 9, however my body naturally woke me up at 8 am instead. I remember looking at my phone, seeing the time and literally grinning like the cat who got the cream as I realised I still had another blissful 30 minutes to ‘sleep’. That’s got to be up there as one of the best feelings in the world, surely, realising you have extra time in bed… Bliss.
My medium session was very positive with everything going well, and in even more positive news after the session, I had plans to meet up with my Soul Sister Vikki, and we went for a Starbucks and a browse around the shops. We had such a good time together, it’s always a blessing when I’m with Vikki as we always have the most perfect chats and everything always feels in flow… she is my Soul Sister for sure and I simply adore spending time with her. Here’s to many more chats, giggles and good times. Love you Vik!!!
For the rest of Saturday afternoon, I figured I’d just be chilling at home, watching some TV etc etc, but then as I’d settled down to begin a new show on Netflix my dad called my Mum and asked if we wanted to go for a walk. How cute!! Of course we said yes, so we picked him up from the shop and headed to a local lake where we went for a stroll. Blissful. I absolutely adore walking, and this afternoon was no different. Walking is so refreshing, the perfect way to clear your mind and get aligned with the present moment… I couldn’t recommend it more and I so want to make weekly walks a thing. I am so grateful my Dad suggested this walk on Saturday. We even fed the ducks which was so much fun, even though I ended up getting splashed in the face with lake water as the ducks were so eager to get their food they were all flapping about so heavily. Luckily, it was just a little bit of water, and I wasn’t even wearing makeup so it didn’t matter one single bit (not that I would care anyway, nature is worth any mud stain, water mark, makeup running or whatever, I love it). It was so much fun to feed the ducks, and I am looking forward to another blissful walk with my parents soon. Thank you Mama and Daddy! I love you!
For the rest of Saturday evening, after our walk, we went home and I cracked on with one of the items on my to do list… writing a letter to money. I’m currently reading the book ‘You Are A Badass’ by Jen Sincero which I recommend SO so much… I always say ‘The Alchemist’ is one of my all time favourite books which I one million percent recommend, and now ‘You Are A Badass’ has joined that league too. It’s easily up there with one of the best books I’ve ‘read’ so far, and I haven’t even finished it yet (though I’m almost there). Anyway, I was reading a chapter all about money, and there was a prompt to write a letter to money, expressing my thoughts and feelings towards it. I addressed money like I would a person and allowed my words to flow, then afterwards, I wrote some positive affirmations surrounding money and any limiting beliefs that were in the letter, or any positive beliefs that I wanted to cement into my reality, I turned into affirmations too. I will leave a photo of the letter I wrote along with the affirmations under this paragraph but for a brief example, in the letter I wrote ‘I wish I could feel financially secure with you, that I know you’re always there’ and in my affirmations I wrote ‘Money is always here for me’ and ‘thank you money for always being here for me’ ‘thank you money’ ‘money is my friend’ along with many others which you’ll see in the photos. At some point in the near future, hopefully tomorrow, I plan on letting go of the original letter I wrote by rinsing it under the shower and throwing it away… ideally I’d prefer to burn it but also, I’m scared haha. I’ve never set light to paper before soooooo… I’ll just use the shower (unless my Mama helps me). After letting go of the original letter (not including the affirmations), I will write a new money love letter inspired by some of the affirmations and it will be pure love… I’m sure I’ll share that with you too here on the blog at some point, it’ll come.
More reading continued after writing my money letter and affirmations but this time in the form of a fiction book ‘Ghosted’ by Rosie Walsh which I bought whilst on holiday in New York. Yay!!! I ran myself a bath, took a dip and began this novel, which I am so so hooked on. I’m sure I’ll have finished it in the next couple of days because it’s so so good, I don’t want to put it down and I look forward to reading it all day. Eek, I’m already excited for more reading of Ghosted later on. Yay!
Side note: how many times do I wanna say ‘Yay’ in one blog post? New fave word? It must be… yay
The rest of my Saturday evening was spent lounging watching TV including shows ‘The Masked Singer’ and ‘His Dark Materials’. I do love a good TV show and there’s so much on my to watch list at the moment… and then we have Winter Love Island coming on Sunday. Exciting times indeedy! I still gotta catch up with ‘You’…
On Sunday, it was a day trip to my Grandparents for my parents and I. One thing I was struggling with over Saturday evening / Sunday morning was an overactive, over thinking brain, blergh. One thing I’m manifesting this year is more peace of mind, being in flow and alignment and being ‘present’, but that’s not to say I’m not going to have my moments. That’s why the walks are so beneficial, as like I said, they help with calming the mind and bringing you into the present, and luckily, on Sunday, my family and I also played some board games which ALWAYS gets me into flow, alignment and into the present. I guess I must be so focused on winning, I can’t think about anything else… lol. Nah just kidding, we played ‘5 Second Rule’ and honestly, I was enjoying the game so much I couldn’t care less who won, I just wanted the game to keep going. My Uncle won twice, but after he left it was my turn to win the final game, but the real win was having ‘present’ family time, enjoying game playing with them. One thing I think I’ve become better at is appreciating everything for what it is, rather than feeling the need for everything to be ‘perfect’. For example, even though I was struggling a little with my mind over Saturday evening and Sunday morning, I didn’t let that affect how I felt about the day. Would I have preferred not to have been dealing with an overthinking mind on Sunday morning? Yes. Did I still have a blissful day with my family throughout the whole day on Sunday? Yes… I appreciate the day for what it was, the moments which I had, the time spent with my loved ones. It doesn’t matter if every second isn’t perfect, it doesn’t need to be. The day played out exactly as it should have done, and for that, and for the fact I spent time with my family, that makes it perfect. The hugs I gave my grandparents, the chats I had with my Mum and Auntie, the board games played with my family, the time spent with my grandparents, making memories with them, oh that’s all that matters to me, and it’s those little moments that are perfect, and it’s those little moments that are what’s important. I’m so excited for more family time soon, it means the world to me.
Side note: I wanted to share a little playlist of some of the music I chose to listen to on the way down to my Grandparents, inspired by Priya, so here’s a look at some of what I listened to on the journey-
⦁ Love Me – The 1975
⦁ South Of The Border – Ed Sheeran (Feat. Camila Cabello and Cardi B)
⦁ I Forgot That You Existed – Taylor Swift
⦁ Blank Space – Taylor Swift
⦁ Remember The Name – Ed Sheeran (Feat. Eminem and 50 Cent)
Hope you enjoyed that little playlist!
So yesterday (Monday) was another good day, and the perfect end to a perfect weekend spent with so many of my favourite people. I spent the day writing, and of course, reading ‘Ghosted’ by Rosie Walsh. Ah, this book is just so good, I definitely spent at least a good couple of hours reading this yesterday and of course, I’ve been reading it even more today, and I’ll be reading more later on before I go to sleep… So exciting! The book’s a romance suspense novel, so I’m very eager to find out what happens… I’m into part two now so it’s really getting good (I mean, it already was)… okay I’m so looking forward to reading more in a bit!
Many chapters later, on Monday evening, I met up with my best friends for dinner, where I got a yummy vegetarian curry. I ordered a big plate which is vegetarian, but a small plate is actually vegan. I guess the big plate isn’t vegan because it comes with onion bhaji’s and Naan bread, it also comes with some kind of sauce (which I don’t eat) and I’m not sure if the small size does, so maybe that’s why too, it also comes with chips, but I’m pretty sure they’re vegan (not 100% sure though). Either way, big plate or small plate, this meal is still so scrumptious. Because you get so much, it’s kind of like a curry buffet, and the chips, chickpea and sweet potato are just so freakin’ tasty. I really want to make my own homemade version of this curry at some point… I might do that next week. YES!
With delicious food and fantastic company, I had the best evening with my girls. Once again I felt in flow, present and in alignment, fully immersed in the moment I was in with my best friends. Perfect! It was genuinely such a fun evening, I bonded with my besties, had good chats and giggles and appreciated their company every second. I hope my girls know just how much they mean to me, I really do appreciate them, and I’m just so thankful for the perfect evening we had together last night. Thank you girlies, I love you! And to the curry, I love you too LOL.
Now, it’s Tuesday, I’m finalising this blog post, I’ve spent some time with my family and I’m looking forward to reading ‘Ghosted’ later on, I’ve got an exciting week (and year) ahead of me. I’ve been catching up on a lot of peoples blogs lately, and they’re all really inspiring me to get out there and live life, have adventures and enjoy every second. I’m ready and excited, and I am so thankful that I have started the year off with the perfect weekend highlights, I’ve spent time with my family, my wonderful wonderful grandparents (hugs, moments, smiles and times with them mean the world to me), been for a blissful walk with my parents, bonded with my besties, had fun playing mini golf, eating waffles and being a ‘Rap God’, spent time with my Soul Sister, today I spent time with my sister and her family, plus I’ve read lots and lots. Perfect.
Thank you Universe and Spirit Family for the perfect weekend, roll on more.
Thank you all so much for reading, and with so much love to you all…
What were your weekend highlights? What’s your favourite way to practice mindfulness? What’s your favourite board game? Be sure to let me know all your thoughts in the comments below.
With so much love and light
lots of love,