Happy Friday, friends! How are you doing?
Last Friday I headed to dinner at Edin’s in Nottingham, and enjoyed a delicious dinner of baked goat’s cheese with salad. It was so yummy – I highly recommend Edin’s for dinner if you’re ever in the East Midlands! I also had a brownie which was a bit disappointing – nowhere near as delicious as mine (modest, moi?) and it had frosting on – pretty wrong, in my book.
Afterwards I went to see Gone Girl with three friends, none of whom had ever read the book or knew anything about the story (I read the book last year). I won’t mention any crucial plot points in case you’re yet to see it, but they were very shocked and possibly slightly traumatised!
On Saturday we took a whole bunch of donations – mainly of old clothes and gifts – to our local PDSA charity shop. They need things like old towels too as they can use them in their animal rescue centres. It feels SO good to get rid of stuff cluttering up the house. We have a third attic bedroom where stuff tends to get chucked, but I try to keep on top of it. I like keeping a box or bag to pop things for charity into that’s on the go for a while, then when I have enough stuff I take it along on a shopping trip!
On Saturday evening we headed to Rock City in Nottingham to see two bands, including Lonely the Brave. Lee had bought the tickets and needed someone to go with!
I headed to my FIRST EVER first birthday party on Sunday! Finley is a whole year old! I got him an adorable little outfit, a story book about a cat named William solving an art heist (brilliant) and some bath toys. Erin put on a delicious spread of food, and she baked a fab Neapolitan layer cake, with strawberry, vanilla and chocolate layers! There were sooo many cute children there, running around and having fun.
I won’t lie – this week has been pretty epic in terms of baking! I’ve been making some delicious Halloween treats which I’ll be sharing with you shortly, plus some Bonfire Night themed crunchie chocolate doughnuts AND Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars! Sadly the rice krispie bars recipe won’t be appearing here for a while (too many Christmas recipes first!).
This week I also took advantage of the Oasis sale to pick up this skirt, which I’d been eyeing up before it was reduced to half-price! I also got three Yankee Candles from Boots, as they’re now selling a small selection in their Christmas shop and so they’re on 3 for 2, which makes them just £13.33 each instead of £19.99! I got clean cotton (amazing!), Snowflake Cookie (a bit sweet but not too sickly) and Christmas Eve (smells like Christmas Eve!).
Blogs I’m loving this week: This week I’ve been catching up on Annie Bean’s blog, as well as loving Annie’s Eats (another Annie!) October loves post. Her fashion taste is impeccable! I also signed up for the Nottingham bloggers Secret Santa next month – looking forward to it!
Books I’m loving this week: I’m currently reading Into the Forest, which was the City WI book club for October. Book club has come and gone, but I’m still reading it! It’s a fascinating look at our (teutonic European peoples) relationship with forests and the stories we weave around them.