Weekends are the best aren’t they? You can be lazy or busy, go out or stay in, see friends and family, meet lovely new folk, or indulge in some ‘me time’. Today I thought I’d share some of the things that have made my weekend lovely (WARNING: I was spoilt. You may become jealous.)
Two weeks ago today marked six months since I married my fabulous hubby and to mark the occasion he bought me a beautiful pair of earrings and tickets to see Lauren Aquilina play on Valentine’s day. So my weekend kicked off in The Ruby Lounge on friday evening, with a drink in hand listening to awesome music. I’d never been to The Ruby Lounge before but will definitely be going back. It’s a great little venue with comfy leather sofas to relax on whilst the band sets up.
This is the only picture I took all night, I was too busy enjoying myself so I don’t have any pictures of the venue, but I assure you it’s fab. Lauren Aquilina was great (what a gorgeous voice!) and I really enjoyed the support act Gavin James – definitely one to watch.
On Saturday Morning we were up fairly early to go and view some houses. Yep, we are trying to buy a house. If you haven’t had this experience yet, let me warn you now. It. Is. Stressful. But hopefully we will soon have a lovely space to decorate, play with and call our own, and I’m really looking forward to being able to share that journey when it gets underway.
Once we’d done with all our viewings it was off into Manchester for a mooch round the shops and a trip to the cinema to see The Lego Movie, which by the way is ace. SO FUNNY! You should go see it. This wasn’t any old cinema trip though because the hubby had booked our tickets for The Gallery at the Printworks so we got to hang out in the swanky bar and help ourselves to unlimited popcorn, nachos and soft drinks!
Obviously this all costs a bit more than your average cinema experience but it was so much fun and made it feel special. We also went back to the bar after the film for a drink to kill time until our table at Avalanche was ready so we got our money’s worth.
I was mightily impressed that hubby had also booked a table for dinner as our usual trick is to wander round until with find somewhere with a less than 30 minute wait. So we had a delicious meal and a made a crane out of my napkin whilst we waited for our bill.
Our fun filled Saturday was followed by a lazy Sunday. Lounging at home in the morning and a wander round IKEA in the afternoon. We’ve chosen our kitchen for the house we haven’t bought yet and I treated myself to a faux flower in a vase and some colourful wash tape (who knew IKEA sold wash tape!?) to add to my collection.
So sadly now the weekend is almost over, but am comforting myself with the thought that after five more work days it is half term! Which means LOTS of crafty/bloggy/me tim, meet ups with friends and a trip to Amsterdam! Yay!
How was your weekend?