InstaLIFE // fortnight w/c 17th August 2014

August 31, 2014

Hellooooo! I am back with another InstaLIFE post having missed last weeks, sorry! I have been crazy busy at work so not been on social media as much, and decided to really step back and just enjoy the bank holiday (i.e I slept. A lot!!!) so didn’t quite get my usual weekly post up. So I’m back with a bang and doing a bumper round up of the last 2 weeks. Let’s do this….

The other Monday I ate a calzone the size of my head! Seriously, it literally looked like Hey Arnold had arrived at our table! It was HUGE!! I went to a lovely Italian in Russell Square called Ciao Bella which is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Whilst walking through London the other day I cut through the back streets of Covent Garden and stumbled across this lovely little scene! It’s reasons like this I love London! April from Beautiface Blog tells me it’s a great restaurant called Sarastros so will definitely have to find it again and try it out. 

On the Saturday of the bank holiday my boyfriend and I met some friends in St Albans and I’m always struck by how lovely St Albans Cathedral is

You’ve got to do a good day trip on a bank holiday haven’t you? Tony and I decided to go down to Brighton for the day, and I even got him to take a little selfie on the train! We had such a great day, and meant I could tick off one of the fun things on my 25 Things To Do This Summer list.

We were really lucky with the weather in Brighton and had lovely warm sunshine. After lunch we went and sat on the beach for a bit and loved doing some people and seagull watching! There was a big carousel just behind us so we were well entertained by the music! We had such a great day, I think I might do a post on what we got up to so let me know below if that’s something you’d like to read.

Fast forward a wee while to PAY DAY!!! Oh sweet pay day, such a magical time of the month! After a busy couple of weeks I felt it was only right I treat myself and nipped into MAC and picked up the Prep and Prime Lip Primer and a Candy Yum Yum lipstick – beautiful! I’ll have a post about these bad boys soon!

My girlfriends and I love going to the theatre and trying fun new experiences, so were really excited when we heard about Hint Hunt. The idea is you are locked in a room and have one hour to solve the clues and escape! Our room was dressed as the office of a detective trying to solve a murder, who was murdered himself half way through his investigations. You have to hunt high and low for clues, crack codes, find objects and solve the mystery to be released. Apparently 50% of groups don’t actually escape and we only did with 3 seconds to spare! Phew! It was absolutely brilliant fun and a great alternative activity for a night out. They have three different rooms so we’ll definitely be going back to try the others out. Go check their website out – – they also have rooms all over the world so fun for everyone, no matter where you live!

Yesterday my mum and I had a lovely girlie spa day at Lingfield Park. It was so nice to spend the day chilling out and catching up with Mamma Sue, and lovely to be pampered too! I had a mini manicure (more on that in this week’s Midweek Manicure post) I also had my first proper massage which was really good, though I kept thinking of that episode of Friends where Ross prods the old man with wooden spoons which kept making me giggle!! Let me know if you’d like to see a post about this (the spa day, not the spoon prodding episode!) 

Oohh this week’s Great British Bake Off was a corker wasn’t it?! Scandalous!!! I have to say I actually feel a little bit sorry for Diana as clever editing had definitely helped add fuel the fire. #Bingate aside, I decided to give a Baked Alaska a go for my GBBO Challenge and this week am baking with my mum as I’m staying at my parents house. Here’s a picture of our Tia Maria and coffee ice cream about to go in the freezer. You’ll have to see how it turned out in tomorrow’s GBBO Challenge post…

So there you go, a little update on my adventures! I hope you enjoyed the bank holiday and the last few days of summer! Yikes, how is it September tomorrow?!?! 

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  1. New Girl in Toon says:

    Can't wait to see how your Baked Alaska turned out, it certainly doesn't look easy. I can't believe how mad all of the "bingate" stuff was last week, obviously at the time we were shouting at the TV but since then I've felt so sorry for Diana :(OMG it looks like you've had the most amazing couple of weeks πŸ™‚ Would definitely like to see a post on the spa day!Chloe

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I live in Brixton in London. I eat out far too much, am always planning my next trip and have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter.

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