#SundayFunday – It’s TOO hot!
On Friday Dan Surprised me and came up on Friday night before i went to work instead of Saturday! I’d been pretty grumpy all week from over worrying and being a massive girl about not seeing him!
It’s like a weekend tradition now. EVERY Saturday Dan gets a fry up and most Sundays too! So me and my mum keep seeing who can buy the best stuff for the best fry up etc..
It’s like 30 degrees this weekend which to me is insane, we live in the UK.. I swear it’s never this hot?! So we decided to eat in the garden..
I found out my step dad grew fruit and veg in the garden too, literally didn’t realise until my niece pointed out some strawberries on a random plant.
Everyone else is having the best time, we’ve got all the Family over andddd I’m stuck with the worlds worst hay fever, can’t see due to streaming eyes but its totally worth sitting outside with my niece and two nephews!
Sunday Sunday & it’s actually Sunny, Of course this means a BBQ!
Being gluten free people get a lot more excited about BBQ’s than i do. I just like all the different salads. Mint salad is my favourite, it’s made from Fresh mint, Cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, white wine vinegar and olive oil. It’s SO good, my mum had it at a Spanish restaurant years ago and now we always bug her to make it!
I wore the cutest shorts today. It comes as a two piece from boohoo.com for £12! The tops exactly the same print as the bottoms and it’s so light weight, they’ve still got them now and they’re perfect to chuck on, on a hot day!
We stayed in this weekend cause it was just TOO hot to do anything else. I had a really fun weekend playing far too much swing ball and sitting in a child’s paddling pool though!
Until next week,
#SundayFunday – We Went On A Boat!
Sorry for the late post! I had a busy week and weekend. I meant to post on Sunday but went for a “nap” at 7pm and didn’t wake up until 10am the following morning.. So heres my late #SundayFunday blog post!
So, on Saturday we went to my works Summer Ball, we left by about 3am because we had such a busy day planned on Sunday with my family. Dan moved home last week so i was convinced we were going to make the most of this weekend!
You always see all the #CoupleGoals posts on Instagram, and they’re cute AF. So! What better way to spend out Sunday! – I Scrolled through Instagram to get some date day ideas, we were out with my family anyways at Wicksteed Park – and then BOOM, i see the boating lake! 4 hours sleep between us, neither of us like exercise – how hard can this be?
We suited up in life jackets ( I can’t actually swim very well other than doggy paddle) and paid our 4 tickets and then off we went! Tickets are like £1.20 each, so half an hour on this boat only cost us £4.80 – Bargain right?!
Please remember the below photo – couple goals, instagram couple, cute right?
So! We get in the boat, i scream a lot cause Dan decides to rock it. Everyones going faster than us, but thats cool? We’re going at our own pace.. Why is everyone rowing the wrong way? Oh no.. we’ve now been in the boat for 10 minutes – going backwards.
We turn round – a chance to go forward correct? No. Dan finds a massive fountain in the middle of the lake, I’m screaming and he’s still rocking the boat singing “Don’t rock the boat, Don’t rock the boat baby!” – Confirmed : Wondering if he can swim so i can throw him in? He’s now moaning his arms are tired – okay we’ll swap!
I take over rowing, i think I’m doing really well, i have tiny arms, this is better than the gym! I have the worlds worst hay fever, i can’t actually see from teary eyes, i can’t smell cause my nose is blocked and I’m completely snotty – but hey other than that – this is going totally fine!
I may or may not (definitely may) have forgotten to look where we were actually going – so we crash slightly into a wall – it’s okay! Have to fear Bees and her big arms are here! I get us away from the wall (cussing at Dan the entire time about what massive arms i have and how he’s a wuss etc…)
Hmm.. A Willow tree seems to have appeared.. how do i turn again? What do i do!? Why isn’t he helping me?!
BRACE YOURSELF – I DON’T KNOW HOW TO TURN THE BOAT.
So, not a massive issue, who needs turning anyway? We’ll just go through the tree, its totally better anyways!
Okay this kind of hurts now, we attempt to duck..
Tree. A lot of Tree. An Awful Lot of tree – A HUGE TREE.
We get out of the tree, i keep rowing, it’s only a tree, I have leaves in my hair now but hey! It’s totally fine! Right?
Oh no – a motor boat goes past us. I can’t row next to this?! We end up IN the fountain. We’re laughing, were wet, we’re in bright bloody orange and i still can’t breathe.
Dan takes back the job of rowing and i give up – we row back to the start (it’s been over 40 minutes, we’d only booked it for half an hour…) We crash, run over some ducks, make another boat with a 3 year old girl in it crash – and we end up parking the boat (is that what you’d call it?) backwards…
So, what have we learnt? Instagram couples are not real life! I doubt they ended up getting off the boat soaked and covered in leaves after crashing repeatedly, nearly falling out and running over some ducks!
Better luck next week!
#SundayFunday – My Car Broke!
So, Me and Dan had the most amazing weekend planned. The last couple of Fridays when we’ve stayed at his, if he’s been out at the event i work at we’ve got take away at like 4am and eaten it when we got in at his infront of the TV in PJ’s and not worried about the time. I REALLY love doing this, my sleeping pattern is a mess at the best of times because of my job. Dan goes home on Wednesday and he isn’t moving back until like October time, so stuff like this really matters even if it does seem so silly to other people!
Saturday we were having a Netflix and chill day because we didn’t go to sleep at his until around 7am and Sunday i’d planned a trip to Matlock Bath, with cable cars, walks, wellies, and basically loads of cute stuff that costs next to nothing (because everyone loves a 2p arcade machine)!
This plan failed.
Saturday went perfectly, until we drove home and massive bit of metal fell off my car.
So today has consisted of bed days, food, football manager and basically being lazy.
I’ve felt really ill at work this week, so actually, I kinda think this is what I needed.
Although I was really bummed out that we didn’t really get to do much, i’ve had a really nice day.
Last night when we got in, Dan and my step dad moved stuff around to set a DVD player up in my room so we could watch Fantastic Beasts and where to find them.
I’m and absolute nightmare when I’m mardy or in a bad mood, but the fact they did this instantly put me in a good mood cause it meant I could watch something Harry Potter related.
We lit the candles, put the DVD on, then we chilled. We had planned this amazing late night with loads of DVD’s and netflix.. We were both fast asleep half way through the film… OOOPS!
We eventually woke up and it’s Sunday which means we HAD to have a fry up. I thought we were having breakfast but it ended up being at gone 1pm..
It was SO good though..
I’ve literally done nothing fun today. I’ve had the biggest chill day catching up with Keeping up with the Kardashians, messaging possible brand reps back, attempting to pack a little more, Oh! and we’ve house hunted more.. a little bit. A very very little bit..
Next weekend is the Summer Ball at work, so expect a much better post with me actually moving out my room! This week at work we’ve got £1 drinks, Krispy Kremes and 2 massive weekend events. I’m so excited to see everyone!
SO! It’s a 3 day weekend and I’m shattered and feel like I’ve been busy busy!
On Saturday we went to Dan’s for his little sisters 18th, they went for a meal but I had last minute plans with some friends so went there instead! I wore this really cute navy and white play suit from boohoo and a denim jacket to dress it down a bit, i also had a double belt on from Toyshop. For once a belt actually fits me properly.
Me, Phoebs, Tom and Keable went to Nandos. They didn’t check how our food was and it made me sad. We were literally just going for a quick Nandos and a catch up, and this somehow turned into bowling. They had no lanes, so this some how turned into a night out instead..
Phoebs was busy so it was just me Tom, Keable and Alex joined us after he got back to Leicester. We invited Billy but he was busy. So it turned into just us four.
Keable accidentally somehow found a Nandos chicken, We named the chicken Nunny and this chicken then came on a night out with us..
We had pres at Ashleigh Road for what could be the last time ever. (This is VERY heartbreaking), i had about 2 or 3 drinks and then Tom did the usual of picking me up off the bathroom floor. We dusted me off and then headed into town.
They JOKED about us walking there, me, walk? Haha. It’s still funny thinking about it now..
Alex found this birthday badge which he then wore for pretty much the entire night..
We left, then went to McDonalds and headed back home. We ate drunk mcdonalds, i borrowed a t-shirt and watched Chicken Run. Chicken Run then turned quite deep and into politics and was compared to a concentration camp at like 4am. I can’t really remember much of this..
I got the taxi driver to pose with the chicken… i think we paid him extra for this?
See.. still have the chicken..
On Sunday i made in home about midday, i slowly but surely climbed into bed and went to sleep.
I eventually got woken up to my mum telling me we were going out for dinner.
I wore a similar outfit to yesterday but a white play suit instead. They’re super comfy and only £14 at the moment too with free next day delivery.
We went to “The Otter” it was really nice but i don’t think much to the service. They bought my stater out with normal bread even though we’d checked repeatedly. They took it back and then bought the same starter out with crumbs all over the plate and Gluten Free bread separate. This may not seem like a big deal, but anyone who’s medically Gluten free can tell you it is..
They’d ran out of roast dinners too, so i had a lamb shank instead.
Mum wanted a cute picture of us, so here, look.. a cute picture..
I had a hissy fit at the table cause The Otter has the BEST puddings, and they’d ran out of everything gluten free. I legit felt like crying… but no! The waitress found me the last 2 pieces of Gluten Free carrot cake and put it into one MASSIVE piece. Safe to say i had to adjust my belt after eating all this..
Look, another cute photo. I have a round face and Dan was actually pinching me in the back here..
BETTER THOUGH! I’d gone through this entire hangover day and then my mum bought this bad boy to me… 36 packets of my favourite crisps.
Today i woke up and i’m yet to get dressed. I still have stomach ache, i’ve watched way to many films and picked at food all day.
I have work tonight and I’m seeing Nathan in a bit to catch up too!
It’s time to nap..
It’s Sunday, It’s raining..again.
The sun is shining, everywhere is dry… OH wait, we live in England.
Instead of being super bored for the entire day, moaning that it’s a waste of a day and nature hates us and we only ever get 4 sunny days in England, take a look below at some easy date day idea’s to do in the rain!
- Go bowling – It’s like £6.19 at Hollywood bowl and student discount is available too! You can shove on jeans and a hoodie and this is still perfectly acceptable with those lovely red blue and white shoes..
- Go on a rainy day shopping spree – Whats the reason you’re stuck inside? Head into town and buy each other those cute rain coats (that are possibly only acceptable to wear at festivals) but you forget all about them when it isn’t raining. Orr just head straight to H&M and get another outfit that you probably don’t need.. Crop tops for £3.99, everyone needs those!
- Go out – find a Cafe with a big window. Sit by the window and sip hot chocolate whilst making plans for another day.. or laugh at everyone getting soaked outside. (You can laugh cause it’s gonna be you in a while!).
- Eat – Go and eat too much food. When it rains we head straight to a Carvery. We eat our body weight then struggle to walk out, then we head straight home to put PJ’s on and chill with our food comas.
- House projects – Whether you wanna change one room or the entire house, nip out, grab magazines and catalogs and sit there and start getting ideas. ( I did this but actually just ended up making a photo collage and putting 7 strings of fairy lights up..)
- Go Ghost Hunting – Every town or city has some old places to check out, so try it.
- Arcade – An arcade doesn’t have to be expensive (unless you’re me and you REALLY need that £2 teddy from the Claw grabber..) Give yourself a budget, it’s like 50p to play air hockey and beat your OH, then you can be smug for the entire day too.
- Book a short break – You can book short breaks online with a deposit of like £20. OR if you go onto booking.com, on most of the hotels you don’t have to pay until you arrive. This means plenty of time to save.
- Board games – When was the last time you actually played a board game? Dust them off from the cupboard and give it ago. Again, if you win, you can be smug all day..
- Netflix and Chill – I love Netflix. Whoever invented the idea of Netflix is in my opinion, a god of their own. Put some PJ’s on, Face masks (Which your OH clearly does wanna do but just not when he’s being a “LAD”) and snuggle with a Netflix series. You’ll be surprised how much you get through.
- Go to a water park – Water world in stoke is huge. It’s around £10 each and you can be in there for hours!
- Play The SIMS – I recently downloaded this on my mac and have been playing it since. I keep building houses and being like “This is gonna be our house”. Sims is a guilty pleasure and Dan loves to pretend he doesn’t like it and then gets involved.
Don’t Mind Getting Wet..?
- Walk – Put your wellies on, act like a kid and go splash in puddles. Get your OH to take some photos so you have memories too! Anyone can get photos plus theres no one around if you feel awkward about posing. (I strongly recommend not doing this in jeans..wet jeans hurt.)
Failing all of this, just do the obvious…
Finally That Lazy Sunday..
I really don’t have much to write, because its literally been.. That Lazy Sunday.
Last night we finally got a night in with 0 plans.
Yesterday we were supposed to go out for the day but we it ended up that we couldn’t go last minute. So we waited in, then nipped out then went back to mine.
We grabbed food and planned an early night watching all of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. That didn’t go to plan as we both nodded off at like 5, and didn’t wake up until 10.. We ended up pulling a quilt onto the sofa and watching Final destination 5.. I didn’t even know there was 5.. Confirmed: Shouldn’t be 5. It was awful..
We went to bed and agreed to stay up really late so we’d both have a lay in. 10 minutes later i was asleep.. and woke up at 10 this morning. Absolute nightmare.
Today we’ve sat and watched so much rubbish on TV, done a tiny bit of online shopping for our new bedroom (mostly me, mostly fairy lights and cute stuff)
I’ve sorted out my funding and confirmed my Uni course to start in July and Dan’s sat and played football manager.. ALL Day.
We vaguely moved. I went downstairs and made us breakfast. Dan had eggy bread and a fry up.. ( he didn’t cook this…)
I had fried bacon, sausages and cinnamon french toast COVERED and cooked in syrup.. it was lush.
We’ve literally been moving our room around, sorting bits out and being lazy for the entire day. It’s been bliss. Looking outside I’m kinda feeling like we’ve wasted the day, but I wouldn’t have changed a single part of it.. My mums been coming to talk to us all day too, trying to persuade us to move and do something fun.. yeah, no.
Now were finally going to put Pirates of the Caribbean on (Dan’s never seen any of these.. weird right?) and order a takeaway.
Literally, a perfect Sunday before working until 2am tomorrow..
The Dream Of A Lazy Sunday…
So! I went out last night. I’m a massive lightweight and after 3 drinks and propping myself up against what i thought was a cupboard (it was actually a freezer) it was time to go home and go to bed..
Waking up this morning my mom thought it would be an amazing idea to spend quality time together which included me taking her to a garden centre and cleaning my car out..
All I wanted to do was lay in bed, plan a new blog and watch way, way, wayyyy too much TV / Netflix.
Everything i’ve watched series wise is always recommended by other people and 9/10 times I really enjoy it! Heres some of my recommendations for a lazy Sunday…
Pretty Little Liars
Pretty little liars has 7 seasons. The first to third season is REALLY good. You’ll be totally hooked. Then you kinda have to keep watching until it gets really interesting again at season 6. We’re currently on season 7.
Alison goes missing everyone thinks she’s dead, i literally can’t say anything else other than there’s a bad guy called A. We find out who A is, the girls go through SO much drama and hate… and then theres another A, but this is now A.D. Theres 2 episodes left of season 7 when we finally find out who A.D is.
It’s a VERY long process but it’s good and fully worth the watch!
Gossip girl has 6 seasons. First you’ll love Nate and hate Chuck. Then You’ll hate Serena and love Blair. The Love Hate you’ll find yourself having with these characters is insane. Dan is from the lower east side and the others are from the Upper east side.
All their lives are documented on Gossip Girl, which is an online website that also texts and emails out news and gossip about people.
It’s good watch with a lot of heart-break. And before the end you WILL fall in love with Chuck Bass and cry… ALOT.
I’m currently watching Riverdale on Netflix and I’m on season 1. Theres one more episode of this season but there’s been SO much drama so far.
Jason blossom is missing, he turns up dead. Murders with the serpents, incest families, broken relationships and Coopers Vs Blossoms, FP, Jughead, overprotective parents, guns, bribes and yet loads more. Riverdale is my go to at the moment and there’s new episodes every Friday on Netflix.
Theres currently 5 seasons of prison break. The first season in my opinion is the best one. It’s hard to keep watching it, and it gets a little boring on season 3-4. It’s a good watch, I think i just like more dramatic stuff..
90210 has 5 seasons too. It’s a remake of Beverly Hills 90210.
Basically, a tight-knight circle of friends from West Beverly high school have a lot of drama. Someone kills someone, there’s a psycho boyfriend, they graduate, get into music careers, end up skint, some more psychos, confused sexuality,. a fake drowning and ALOT of marriages.
It pulls on heart-strings and takes a while to watch. It doesn’t have any boring bits and is 100% worth the watch.
13 Reasons Why
So far there’s only 1 season of 13 reasons why, but Netflix has confirmed a new season coming in 2018.
13 Reasons why is about a girl named Hannah baker. She commits suicide and leaves tapes about people and the reason why she did it.
It’s REALLY emotional. Me and my friend Ryan cried repeatedly though this.
I wrote a blog post about it too, the links here – https://pretty66.com/2017/04/11/13-reasons-why-massive-spoiler-alert/ – if you’re sensitive, over emotional or just don’t have time to watch it, take a read instead.
This will break your heart over and over again.. it shows how so many smaller things can add up and make you feel like utter shit, on top of massive things too.
Theres currently 3 seasons of iZombie. At first i wasn’t looking forward to it. The first few episodes were a bit blah. I kept watching and was so glad i did!
Basically Liv is a normal person, goes on a boat party and turns into a zombie.
Her life changes and she turns into a zombie works in a morgue.
She helps the police solve crimes by eating parts of the victims brains… with noodles and hot sauce.
I’m unsure what this is classed as… but I’m gonna go with a comedy.
Orange is the new black
There is currently 4 seasons of OITNB on Netflix.
It’s good, don’t get me wrong. The first season you get to know all the characters and why they’re in prison. I enjoyed it until half way through the second season, then got kinda bored. I think this is just me though, i found it really like, all the same? Everyone else raves about it though and my brothers girlfriend Alex loves it..
One Tree Hill
Theres 9 seasons of one tree hill, YEAH 9!
It’s not on Netflix but I’ve got the box sets and re-watch them ALL the time.
In the early seasons it’s all about the relationship between Lucas and Nathan Scott who have the same dad but different moms and are in the same year at school. They start out as enemies but bond. Lucas gets a place in the School basket ball team with the help of his uncle Keith (their dad’s brother). Nathan, the captain, hates Lucas, and this becomes the basis of their rivalry. Lucas’s fancies Nathan’s girlfriend Peyton who Nathan treats like dirt (she’s also a massive Emo kid) also strengthens their feud. Peyton’s best friend Brooke tries to date Lucas, and Nathan attempts to date Lucas’s best friend Hayley to get back at him The story of Lucas and Nathan’s father Dan is occasionally explored through flashbacks (he’s a massive bellend).
Throughout the seasons you see school shootings, drama, break-ups, teen marriages & pregnancies. Then there’s a 4 year time jump and they’re all grown up!
There is a psycho nanny who tries to take Jamie (a child), another shooting, deaths, births, you get so attached to certain characters too. it’s amazing!
I 1000% recommend this, you WON’T get bored!
Theres currently 6 seasons of Suits. (7th is coming in July 2017)
Every time I say how much i enjoy Suits everyone gets really shocked. I kinda think this is cause it’s the opposite of something that I’d usually watch.
While running from a drug deal gone wrong, Mike (who has a photographic memory), is a young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York’s best Law firms and one of the partners is Harvey. Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after he recognizes his raw talent and photographic memory. Mike and Harvey are a winning team. Even though Mike is a genius, he never went to Harvard. While Harvey may seem like an emotionless dick, Mike’s sympathy and concern for their cases and clients will help remind Harvey why he started and went into law in the first place. Mike’s other allies in the office include the firm’s paralegal Rachel and Harvey’s assistant Donna. Proving to be an irrepressible duo and invaluable to the practice, Mike and Harvey must keep their secret from everyone including managing partner Jessica. Theres also Lewis too, he HATES Harvey.
In Suits you watch them continuously cover up Mike’s secret and a lot of fall out’s and make ups.
Suits is one of my favourites and it’s definitely one to binge watch! You can re watch it over and over again without getting bored too!