Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sunday Summary

The last weekend of the holiday (sad times) but at least it was a lovely weekend (good times). 

Yesterday, I met with a whole heap of my lovely cousins and their kids and we went to explore Wallington Hall- link!
{Beautiful grounds- we managed an hour before our feet were numb and we retreated to the cafe!}

{Steve took this photos moments before Ben fell off- no bones were broken and snuggles were sufficient to heal the pain of dented pride and a nasty shock}

{One of the wonderful rooms inside the hall itself}

{They literally have a whole room of the most stunning dolls houses I have ever seen}

{Each house had a unique interior}

Saturday evening we slobbed about and managed to squeeze in an episode of 'The Wire' and yes, I'm aware we're a few years behind everybody else!

Today was lovely, I tackled a pile of marking in the morning meaning I felt rather virtuous all afternoon. We went to meet Ben's friend from school and while the boys and dad's painted at The Games Workshop, my lovely friend Urszula, her gorgeous daughter Gabi and I went for a coffee and a chat. After, we hit the sales at the Metrocentre. She bought some beautiful shorts for Gabi in the Zara sale and I was as pleased as punch with my own purchases:

I felt like a total dork in this photo but couldn't resist sharing my Zara coat (from £70 to £17 in the sale, I realise it's just a grim silhouette in the photo but in the flesh it's a lovely grey felt- type material) and this cute Mango denim skirt (not sure of the original price but it was reduced to £4)- I heart bargains! I wasn't totally selfish in my purchases, I bought Ben this boy's aftershave:
{How cute?}

I bought Ben a bottle of this last year from a Zara in Spain but it's the first time I've seen it in an English Zara. The scent is very light and Ben has nearly used his last bottle; he feels so grown-up spraying it for a night out for dinner or the theatre. I have to admit, there are times I spray it because the smells reminds me of him, does that make me a daft mammy?

Happy Sunday everyone, fingers crossed the week ahead treats us all well!xxx


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  2. Hahah I love The Wire! What season are you on? Be sure to check out Breaking Bad next!

    1. Season two with the docks- I'm slightly addicted! Me and Steve keep wodering round the house shouting "Five-Oh!" or replying to each other with "Tru dat." and "No doubt!" Seriously, we need to get out more! x

  3. lucky you...sounds like a great way to spend a weekend! have a good week!

  4. Sounds and looks like you had a great weekend! :) You look so cute!

  5. Wow. Great bargain findings! Love the denim skirt! Thanks for your sweet comment on our previous post. If you have time, we hope you could drop by for our new blogpost! ;)

    MLU the blog.

  6. What great finds! That skirt is adorable!