I took the day off today and decided to actually get out of the house and go into the city. The initial plan was to go to the cinema first but I left a little too late, so instead decided to spend the money that I had budgeted for the film on things that I don’t need, but what makes me happy.
The weather was bright and sunny, which was fabulous considering we’ve just had what feels like an eternity of dark and gloom. I walked across most of Birmingham – I bought some highlighters from Cass Stationery, my favourite bath stuff from Lush, some of The Bloke’s favourite sweets from the awesome sweet shop in the Great Western Arcade, something from Forbidden Planet comic shop for The Bloke and then o took myself off for lunch.
There’s some really interesting people in Birmingham, and I’ve had so many lovely chats today. I had a conversation with a guy working at Cass who turned out to be a really talented graffiti artist, a lady working at the sweet shop was telling me about the fact that her and her husband of 30 years wrote the exact same message in each other’s Valentine’s cards, and the guy at Forbidden Planet was telling me about the new Star Wars Lego stuff.
I had lunch at Bar Estillo, a tapas place in the Mailbox. I’ve never been out for lunch at a restaurant by myself before, and it was really nice, particularly when I ordered myself a raspberry mojito and sat back to people watch.
Note to Self: Don’t go for lunch if you’re really hungry. I ordered far too much and ended up leaving about a third of it – definitely an eyes bigger than belly situation. That’s the problem when I’m hangry (hungry and angry about it) – I grew up in a family of five with big portion sizes so I always go for far more than I ever need…
After completely indulging and feeling mildly sick I went home, changed into my comfy sweats and watched some trashy TV while lying under a duvet with the cat while eating the macarons I had bought from Marks & Spencer.
I think I’d be good at being a lady wot lunches…
I’ll tell The Bloke.
I’d like to be a lady wot lunches too! Sounds like an ace day!
It certainly was! We could totally be ladies wot lunch when you next visit!
It’s amazing the kinds of people we can find when we actually stop and get to know them. 🙂
Oh my gosh yes – so many interesting stories!
Lego Star Wars – forbidden planet – sounds like a top bloke – well done on the other half part 😉
Haha! Thank you – it certainly makes it easy to buy presents for him!
Good for you
Sounds like a blissful day Suzanne!
It was lovely – I love Brum!
That lunch looks about right to me, Suzie. What’s the problem? Haha! -Molly
Hahaha! Yeah – I totally let myself down there didn’t I!
Perfect day, Suzie!
It certainly was!
Think we could go back for dinner and cocktails again? I’ve never known time to fly by so quickly! Was definitely because of the excellent company! 😊 glad you had a fun and productive day – especially if it ends in pjs, duvet, trashy tv with snacks! 👍🏻
Oh my gosh that was such an epic day!
Sounds absolutely lovely. I’m glad you had a day for you 🙂
Thanks lovely – I really needed it haha!
Sounds like a great day 💜💖
It was lovely!
Sounds like a great way to spend a day! How’s the photography coming along with the new camera?
I’m still learning about settings and stuff at the minute and getting used to carrying the weight of it around haha! A lot trickier than using my phone…
Nice to be a lady what does lunch….!!
You would be good at being a lady wot lunches eh?If you tell the bloke I’m sure he’ll take you out more! 🙂
Haha! I take him out just as much so it works quite well…
That’s nice, I’m sure the bloke appreciates it!
I’ll hold my hands up. I’ve gone and ordered food when on an empty stomach, therefore ordering too much thinking I’ll eat it all. Then your eat so fast, you fill up quick and can’t finish it all!!
Oh my gosh yes – it’s that same when I go food shopping too!
sounds like a fun day. good to let ourselves off the leash from time to time.
Definitely – and living near a big city certainly helps!
sounds like a wonderful day, had thought of doing something similar, but not nearly as cool as Birmingham, since Spartanburg, SC is not cool like that, but, instead decided to do nothing today except sit in front of the fireplace and scroll the internet. Enjoy your evening! Cathi
To be fair, that also sounds like a brilliant day!
Oh, that sounds like my perfect kind of day!! Glad you enjoyed your Suzie Day! 💕
Thanks lovely! You’ll totally have to come with me on the next one…
It’s a date!!! 😁
Sounds like an amazing day, a walk, lunch and Forbidden Planet! I didn’t know there was a location in England.
There’s loads of Forbidden planet stores over here… It makes it really easy for me to buy Christmas presents for The Bloke haha!
It sounds like you had a pretty interesting day, Suzie, and it is always a treat to indulge in some stationery. I could certainly be a lady wot lunches but I never know when to stop!!
Hahaha! That’s my problem sometimes too!
Hi — Not related to your post but I thought you might be interested in this -. FiloFabulouss – it is an online shop I discovered for stickers and things – and it is in the UK.
Oooooooooh thanks Edgar!
A lady what lunches would never order too much or she would be a lady that lurches😲 I don’t think I have just lunched decadently… I have ate alone in a lunch break but not dressed up swanned around chatting to people I have never met and partaken of refreshment alone … just because I can. This is something I will try. Thank you.
Hahaha! The swanning about bit is the best bit haha! So many interesting people out there!
Happy Sunday you sophisticated woman of the … high street *giggles*
Haha! Thank you!
Sounds amazing! A great day.
Thanks lovely, it really was!
Hangry Love it! I turn into a different person when I’m hangry. Been like that since I was little. I enjoyed reading this post.
Thank you! I’ve always been a hangry person too haha!
I’m still laughing today about that word.