[dropcap]I [/dropcap]love Sundays. Is there anything more satisfying than sticking your hair into a messy top knot, with no agenda, nowhere to be, and just pottering about at home like a Hobbit? It’s been a busy week so I am happy that this Sunday is just the top knotty kind. Last weekend was Robin’s birthday and we spent most of the day eating our way around town and shopping. Boy shopping that is, as in, I was dragged around the Mens department of Zara and Uniqlo, throughout Nike Town and Sports Direct and it was…interesting. Throughout the week we also got tonnes of wedding admin done; driving 2 hours to West Sussex to have a tasting with our caterers, had lunch in Windsor after we met with our florist and went to our venue again to sort out the lighting. Now the big things are kind of, almost, sort of done I’ve started making a list of all the little things that need to be taken care of. It’s never-ending!
I went back to the Sunbury Antiques Market last Tuesday with my sister and her friend Kate and later we walked through the field behind her house to the Walled Garden for lunch. It has some serious Secret Garden vibes happening! We entered through an iron gate, walking through manicured lawns and sculptures towards a cafe where we ate big fluffy sandwiches with tea and cake. It’s a really picturesque spot if you’re in the area!
I took Robin to Smack Deli off Bond Street for a little pre shopping Lobster roll fuel up. We shared a California roll and Lobster pot over Orange San Pellegrino fizz. He liked it so much he went and ordered another roll for himself. After walking the length of Bond Street, Oxford Street and then Soho, we grabbed an early dinner at Bone Daddies for some ramen time…
Truthfully, I found the broth a little bit rich but thought the noodles were good. The side of fried chicken bites, however, were the best last minute decision I’ve ever made!
After our appointment with the lighting guys at our venue, we had a browse through Clifton Nursery nearby and it was the prettiest, nicest garden ‘centre’ I’ve stepped foot in. There was even a wedding reception going on whilst I awed over the leafy blooms on show. I came across these amazing terrariums; definitely something I want to recreate at home! Now to scour eBay for mini zoo animals…
Afterwards we popped by The Waterway pub for a small lunch by the canal. I ordered a lychee and apple juice and I could have cried it tasted so good. Our idea for a small lunch over a plate of mezze nibbles turned out to be a little bigger than we realised…
Warm triangles of pitta bread with lots of dipping bowls of hummus, slices of halloumi, stuffed vine leaves, tzatziki, red pepper feta, and olives. It was the perfect Spring time meal, overlooking the canal.
After a 2 hour drive with my Dad to meet our caterers (and a stop off for tea and cake in Haslemere) we stopped for a few minutes to take a look at Cowdray Ruins, just next door to our tasting appointment. The weather was drizzly, the clouds were overcast and it was just the most perfect setting to look at! There were some serious Game of Thrones vibes and it was a shame we couldn’t get nearer to have a wander. On the upside, yay wedding tastings! The food we chose was amazing and I feel like we’re in really good hands 🙂
Meet Alfie! After meeting our florist in Windsor, we met up with a friend for lunch in the area and he brought along Alfie- it was love at first sight. He was just the most perfect, cheeky giant. I can’t wait for the day I can bring a Golden Retriever home! He was just the best. Also, Windsor, you are such a pretty town.
I feel like I’ve been all over the place! Thank god for days like this to catch up, reboot, and in my case, blare out some tunes over the loud speakers (currently AWOLNATION as it just gives me all the happy feels)
Fly, fly, baby don’t cry!