As part of birthday celebrations for my friend we went to Thorpe Park. It was so quiet (thanks to anyone who decided their dads weren't going to appreciate Thorpe Park that Sunday). Alex and I had been wanting to go for a while but never had and so we had a great day. I didn't do some of the rides that I wanted to, but there's always next time.
This is their new ride (video not mine), it's safe to say I screamed a lot. Although, second time on it my friend and I were laughing so much (that is when I wasn't upside down-pure screams then) that I couldn't breathe properly!!
It was my friend's birthday a couple of weeks ago but we only recently got round to celebrating this past weekend. Although she got a cake from her parents she didn't have one on her actual birthday so I decided for our weekend catch up/celebrations I'd make her some cupcakes, as everyone should have birthday cakes, and I don't need any excuses not to bake!! I don't normally do chocolate things but as my friend is allergic to fruit it narrowed down the options. I'm pretty pleased with these beauties; mint choc chip (the green ones, surprise, surprise!) and plain vanilla with chocolate icing.
I was perusing Pinterest a while ago, trying to gain inspiration for my Dad's Father's Day present and I stumbled across something that I knew he'd love. It involved chocolate- all his favourite kinds. It was titled 'For One Sweet Dad' and I thought that summed him up completely. It was a perfect little present to make, and easy to send (which was so good considering we're hundreds of miles apart).
Such an action packed week; I've had a busy week of making, including Father's Day gifts and celebrating. I've had many birthdays and occasions so it's been nice. They carry on next week too, I'm just hoping to chill out in the days in between. Alex and I have also been trying to redo parts of the house; latest room the bedroom; we have some fabulous new bedding. It never takes me long to fall asleep and this new bedding, makes it even harder to keep my eyes open!
Last week Alex and I had to venture out in the pouring rain to central London. It poured and we both got very wet and so Alex decided to take me out for dinner while we were there. It was lovely and so very filling.
It's hard to think that a little over a week ago we were all complaining about the heat and sunning ourselves as much as possible. As you may know we do not have a garden with our flat and so every summer comes Alex and I enviously look at our neighbours' gardens wishing for one of our own. We do still try and do the typical summer things, i.e. a bbq; it just has to be indoors; so when our friend came to visit we did just that.
Slight lack of photos this week as I've done a 48 hour week, so I've been stuck inside for pretty much all of it. Hopefully I'll manage to squeeze in something else this week besides work. Hope everyone is enjoying the Jubilee celebrations!!
With the recent sun we've had and no garden to enjoy it in, we've been making recent trips to the park. We did this last Sunday and it was lovely, especially since we had our friend, who we haven't seen since last easter, come up and visit us for a couple of days.