Well hello, it’s been a while. That’s because my week has been jam-packed with friends, family and celebrations.
I have about 3 posts half-cooking but since i’ve been very busy this week I am going to do a weekly catch-up and then we’ll move onto big projects! I’m super excited to get started!
So settle in, because this one is a long one.
Time to set off! It was a miracle that work wasn’t too busy and the other manager came in after her holiday and covered for me so I could leave an hour and a half early because that meant I only hit the road for 4 hours and a short break rather than 6 which was my last journey home! It also meant I got home early enough to spend quality time with my mum, we watched The House because Amy Poehler, yes please!
Sunday was incredibly busy, I started with a trip to town to buy an outfit for the night, which I unfortunately didn’t get a good photo in. I had such a big haul of goodies including some amazing wet-look leggings, lots of jewellery and makeup.
I then went for the cutest Afternoon Tea with my mum, I’ve never had Afternoon Tea before but I have to say i’m a big fan!
It came out on a cute picnic bench and they were all handmade in the adjoining bakery. There was so much we ended up boxing the majority up and taking it home. The Raspberry and White chocolate mousse in biscuit was my favourite, but it was all delicious.
We then walked along the beach and to another place to book Afternoon Tea for Tuesday as we were meeting my mums friend and wanted to do something special.
Sunday night was filled with cocktails and mocktails. I don’t really drink anymore and don’t miss it too much. We basically took up the entire sports bar with 3 tables of 9. It was so good to see everyone before the big day and was a really nice way to start the celebrations. There was also questionable entertainment but everyone left smiling.
I had a berry mocktail that was delicious and then a vegan burger which, again, was a massive portion. Everyone left pretty early to prepare for the big day but it was a great night nonetheless
The day came quick! And it was absolutely stunning! It was a late wedding so breakfast could be a slow and enjoyable affair with my mum.
We went back to my favourite coffee shop and I had avocado toast and a smoothie. It had a bit of a kick as it was a boost smoothie named Sunshine – banana, orange, sweet potato, cinnamon, ginger & tumeric.
My smoothie was a bit of a kick for my mum so she opted for a creamy banana and oat smoothie, I much preferred the kick so will definitely be making this at home!
TIME FOR THE CELEBRATIONS
The cake was delicious, it was so creamy and tasted a bit like strawberry and prosecco. I ended up subtly standing next to it and eating more than my fair share (after it was cut of course!)
Lucy’s mum had made the most delicious shortbread wedding favours!
Possibly the best wedding decoration was this donut wall! And I have just realised how much this has turned into a sweet indulgence post!
Check out my instagram @OhSoViki for the sparklers, more sweet treats and the cutest wedding dance ever!
What a way to round my trip off! Firstly was coffee and breakfast with Mum and Gordon. I had a boost breakfast of wholemeal bread, hummus, avocado, mushroom, poached egg and tomato.
You can definitely tell the difference between fresh cafe food and chains, this food, although nice was soggy and tasted frozen. I followed this with copious amounts of my favourite tea – Lemon & Ginger.
We had a quick coffee break and then relaxed at home for a while, I did a few chores for my mum and reluctantly started to pack.
I cannot believe the amount of food we took home from this! We had 4 boxes full from a 3 person afternoon tea. My absolute favourite was the orange Madeira cake, I also tried macarons for the first time and have to say I have fully bought into the hype!
I am an Afternoon Tea addict now! This one was very traditional compared to the other days so I’m excited to visit more and see the differences in them. Of course my next stop will be my favourite coffee shop that I have mentioned many times because they do lots of vegan options!
It was then time to head back South. It was an incredible mini-break and I cannot wait for my friends and family to come visit so I can take them on adventures in my new home.