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So Much To Do, So Little Time



The last few weeks have been so hectic. This is the first time since starting the blog that I've really felt that I need more hours in my day!

So much has happened since my last post and I started to get a little anxious that I couldn't get it all written down and share everything with you guys. I've had to keep telling myself it's all about quality not quantity. The last thing I want is for the blog to become a source of stress or resentment. So I'm going to give you guys a quick round up of the last few weeks. That way I'll no longer feel like I'm chasing my tail.

Shoreham- By- Sea


I had a great trip down to Shoreham-By-Sea to visit my older brother. It was the perfect weekend by the sea, with lots of walking on the beach, a trip to the farmers market and a snout around a very cute antique shop. I even managed to pick up a few bits to fuel my obsession with blue and white china!


I'm not sure what I was expecting from Shoreham, but it was such a pretty seaside town. I've come away incredibly jealous of Mathew's perfect seaside home.


The beach is lined with the most gorgeous, brightly coloured beach huts, which looked stunning on our evening walk to the pub...Which was then closed when we got there, not ideal.



A day by the beach was followed by a surprise visit by our parents. Well, it was a surprise for Mathew, I had actually been co conspirator in my parents sneaky trip down on Mothers Day.


The weather was glorious! Perfect for a visit to Bramber Castle, a cheeky drink at the pub, followed by fish and chips on the beach. I can't think of any better way to spend a weekend by the sea! Unfortunately I had let Mathew get a little carried away with the gin the night before, so it was a slower day than originally planned, but fantastic all the same.



Madrid


After a busy week in the office I was off to Madrid for a few days of giggles with the girls. Again the weather was extremely kind to us. The city looked beautiful in the spring sunshine!


Like most weekends, we planned this one around our bellies. First stop, brunch at Habanera. The decor in this restaurant is gorgeous and the food even more so. Ham, garlic, and tomatoes with crunchy sourdough toast...I mean what's not to like. Fair to say, I devoured it incredibly quickly!




Luckily one of my best friends lives out there, so we had a handy translator and tour guide to show us the best the city had to offer. We spent our Saturday grazing on tapas and sipping sangria and taking in the view from one of Madrid's many roof top bars.


Sunday was a slightly different affair... I awoke to the most terrifying hangover! Dancing the night away and drinking insanely strong gin and tonic seemed like such a good idea at the time, but bad idea now that I had to deal with the consequences! I truly had no idea how I would get myself up, packed and presentable in time to give the keys back to our Airbnb host. Thank God, by some utter miracle, it was cured by a few hours of retail therapy and moral support from the girls.


We ended our weekend sipping beer and munching on tapas in Park Retiro, maybe one of the most beautiful city parks that I have been to so far.

It really was the perfect girly weekend away, full of laughter, food and dancing!

I have absolutely loved the last few weeks, 2 weekends away, and lots of fun post work mid week events. However, I've definitely run myself in to the ground a bit. I'm determined to spend this weekend at home, slowly sorting out the garden, ready for entertaining during this lighter nights.

Now off with you! Go and enjoy the sunshine!

Pip

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