A Fabulous Week!


It’s always difficult when the urge to write is present, but there doesn’t seem like there is the time to do so. I’ve composed a million blog posts in my head over the last few weeks, and yet haven’t been able to get round to completing and publishing them.

It was back to work last week, after an incredible week off. To be honest, my initial plans were to adopt my inner broccoli and veg out, but it ended up being filled with friends, food, films and plenty of cocktails. I’ve caught up with friends I haven’t spoken to in months, and one that I haven’t seen in years. It’s been busy, but it’s been fun. I know, it’s a tough life, but someone has to do it.

I received a text from one of my oldest friends, asking to meet for lunch. I haven’t seen her in a while – her job means that she works six days a week – so it was a nice surprise. She’s been in a relationship with her bloke almost as long as I have been with mine, and it has been a bit of a running joke between us that neither of us are ever going to get proposed to – both our fellas are quite laid back. However, within about five minutes of meeting her, she showed me a beautiful shiny engagement ring on her left hand…

Yes, her boyfriend had finally popped the question (does anyone else keep reading that as pooped, or is it just me?), and I couldn’t be happier for her.

Of course, after all the squeaking had finished, we had to celebrate, so what I originally thought was going to be a quick lunch turned out to be a seven hour session, during which I consumed more than my fair share of cocktails. Unfortunately, when I uploaded the pictures to Facebook I received a whole bunch of congratulatory messages from people who thought it was me that had got engaged, which I don’t think The Bloke was massively impressed with.

Suffice to say, the following day was spent nursing an enormous hangover. You’d think that at this stage in my life I would have learnt from previous experiences, but I never seem to be able to do anything in moderation.

Despite this, on the Thursday I met another friend for lunch. We walked around the city for a little while, ticking off some errands as we went, and then something caught my eye as we passed Starbucks. Benefit Cosmetics were promoting new cosmetics and giving free makeovers and I practically shoved my friend out of the way so I could get to the counter.

Freshly made up, there was only one thing for it, so we went for a cocktail. However, this time I actually managed to control myself and only had the one, before going home to snuggle up on the couch and watch Californication on Netflix. I know that I’m about five years behind everyone else, but I’m hooked, and The Bloke and I watched the entire first season in a day.

The other weekend I went to see Deadpool. I’ve heard mixed reviews from friends, but I loved it, although I was quite surprised by how graphic it was. So graphic, in fact, that the father who managed to sneak his young son into the film decided that it wasn’t particularly suitable for him, particularly once the sex scenes started, and I was laughing to myself as he quickly ushered the boy out of the room as loud sex noises filled the air from the speakers. Serves him right.

Consequently, the blog has suffered a little, and I have a lot to catch-up on: posts to read, comments to answer… Judging by what I had seen this morning I’ve missed out on a lot. Still, I have Thursday off so I can sit myself on the couch and read about everyone’s recent experiences, which I’m very much looking forward to.

What about you guys? What have you been up to? Tell me one thing about your day!

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55 thoughts on “A Fabulous Week!

  1. Hi Suzie, glad you had such an awesome week off, despite the hangover. Girlfriend time is the best!

    Over on this side of the pond, I enjoyed a bike ride in 52 F weather on Saturday. Today, it’s about 25 F and snowing. Forecast for next week is back into the 50’s. March in Wisconsin is sooooo bipolar! Otherwise, I’m keeping busy with the same problem as you – too many ideas for posts, never enough time to write. But I keep plugging away at it…

  2. I don’t know of even one woman who is NOT busy–no matter what her circumstance ; married, single, stay-at-home mom or CEO..we’re all overwhelmed. That’s why taking time for yourself to spend time with friends or go to the movies or just sit to read a book is so very important. Glad you were able to so!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    Angie @ http://www.thebookandi.com

  3. Sounds like a great week, Suzie! I loved Deadpool too, thought it was so well done πŸ™‚ And yes, it’s pretty obvious it’s not for kids, hilarious that Dad had to take his kid out – I can imagine which scene it was too πŸ˜€

  4. What a lovely positive post! Your week sounds fabulous, even with a hangover.

    I love Californication. It’s one of my favourite series ever. I’m so jealous you still have it all to come! Season 6 with Tim Minchin is amazing. Enjoy!

  5. Well! I’ve been busy but not having near the fun you seem to be having! Can’t imagine sipping a cocktail such as those pictured instead of getting a dog/puppy (?) out of the bathtub. Lol!!

  6. A fun weekend indeed! How about I ruin a Sunday for you soon by dragging you around the reservoir nice and early? I need to get my running shoes back on, it has been far too long, and I have got a few pounds to lose!

  7. It’s nice when a friend you haven’t seen is back on the scene. Today I voted in national primary elections with a few local positions to be decided too.

  8. I think some of my best posts are written in my head when I’m too busy to write them down….. It sounds like you had a great week! I did a friend marathon yesterday beginning with an early morning phone call with one, lunch with the second and then a few beers with the third in the evening. πŸ™‚

    • Ooh that sounds like a great day – and I always find that too! I usually carry a little notebook with me or write things on my phone, but I get my best ideas when I’m not able to note it down and then I forget them!

  9. It’s been non-stop around here but not nearly as fun as yours. I need to catch up, too, but not sure how quickly that will happen.
    Glad you got a break — all the get-togethers, movie, and binge-watching sound delightful. πŸ’– I’d even take the hangover at this point to have some fun.

    • Thanks Sarah! It’s really frustrating because I used to be able to drink my own bodyweight in one night and then get up and feel fine the next day. Now, I only have to look at a pint and I feel ill haha!

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