This week has been a little hectic. The Bloke has had a week off, we’ve been organising a bajillion things at once and trying to spend some quality time together, and I’ve been desperately trying to keep on top of my daily checklists. It’s been a mixed bag of fun and stress all rolled into one busy package.
But, we’re never too old to learn new things, and this week I have learned a lot.
A raspberry in a glass of prosecco makes it taste less like what I imagine unwashed feet do. I must be the only female I know who doesn’t like it, but it’s almost palatable with a raspberry.
Upgrading on a travel West Midlands train is a pointless waste of money.
I make a mean French Toast, after trying it out for the first time last Sunday. My buzz was cut short, however, after my friend informed me that her 11 year old regularly makes it for herself.
If you don’t specify what type of cake you want, it’s more likely that you’ll be given a selection.
George Orwell’s former house in Notting Hill is blue.
An entire world exists that solely consists of Lilliput Lane model house enthusiasts, dealers and the unfortunate souls who have ended up with Auntie Doris’s collection of 450 pieces (all with boxes and deeds of course).
On that note, Lilliput Lane houses chip really easily.
Some of the traders in Portobello Road Market get very angry if you take pictures anywhere near their stall.
The guy on the bus really wanted to sell his Armani Tracksuit for £50 to a girl called Charlotte.
Nutella stuffed doughnuts are not as great as they sound when they’re really cold and are especially messy when you’ve just put lots of lipstick on.
There’s Limoges, and then there’s Limoges. Apparently there’s a difference.
There’s a stunning canal area near Kensal Green cemetery.
I am now able to apply liquid eyeliner successfully on a moving train without looking like the newest member of KISS. Winner.
Going to see a blockbuster movie during half-term is not a good idea.
The bunny still hates me, but it’s ok because he’s cute
It is possible to compete in the Winter Olympics on skis without actually being any good.
Cadbury’s Crunchie chocolate spread actually exists and it’s amazing.
The TV show Weeds is almost as graphic as Game of Thrones, and I’m gutted that it’s taken me 13 years to discover it.
Meeting and talking with a 22 year old CEO of a promising company is incredibly inspiring.
Toby Carvery does a really great all-you-can-eat breakfast.
There’s a difference between Wedgwood blue and green jasper. Blue jasper is blue. Green jasper is green. Boom.
The end of this year will bring significant changes (I’m not pregnant before anyone freaks out) and I’m both ridiculously excited and scared silly about the prospect of it. More about that in later posts, but there’s plans. Lots of plans.
What about you guys? How has your week been?