It’s been a very different week to usual. As a stay at home parent, my days usually revolve around school runs so it has been nice this week to break out of my routine, albeit for just 24 hours! Not only that, but my husband is back from Norway after not seeing him for 11 days which is lovely to have him home. So let me share my rather exciting week with you all.
On the train down to London, my Netflix just would not work with the rubbish train WiFi so I ended up reading a book I’d downloaded to my iPad ages ago called The Bad Mother’s Diary. It has gotten really interesting where she was dumped at the altar, but I have to say it was quite obvious early on what was going to happen in regards to the lead and this Alex chap. I am hoping there may be a curveball but it’s seeming unlikely.
As you all probably know I am a bit of a Zoflora Addict and I saw on a Facebook group that people had been giving their vacuum cleaners a good clean by basically bathing them. After getting a pencil wedged in my hoover pipe, trying to fish it out made me heave a little by the grime that was also coming out. I decided to put what I’d read into practise and voila – Henry has a bath! I have to say he now smells beautiful and when I vacuum not only is it not full of grime but smells amazing too!
I have discovered Suits on Netflix and am hooked. I have been wanting a good long running series to get my teeth into for a while and Suits has fulfilled that for me. Alongside that, I have started Grace and Frankie which is SO funny, but not one for sensitive ears. I absolutely love that Jane Fonda stars as one of the leads and it’s not all about gorgeously young slim folk.
I also watched another(!) programme about Princess Diana where her brother was talking about her. I always find him an odd one as reports seem to show that they weren’t ever that close, nor after she died did he have much to do with the boys despite his rather damning speech at her funeral. I just find it all mildly hypocritical how he chats about her yet the way she talked of him painted a very different picture. I still cannot believe she died 20 years ago. Utter madness watching it all back and how the public pressure meant William and Harry were forced to grieve so publicly at such a horrific time for them.
On Wednesday I headed over to Netflix HQ to meet up with the rest of the Stream Team and meet the guys behind the Netflix Stream Team. It was such a brilliant day where we got to decorate biscuits, make our own terrains and also make our own bespoke perfume! Not only that, but we got to talk TV all day – heaven. It was lovely to meet up with other bloggers including some old friends. Netflix ran through some really exciting additions coming up soon which I will be sharing with you. I know you are going to LOVE the birthday idea. I’ll be writing about it very soon so keep your eyes peeled.
The night before the Netflix event, I was kindly put up in the super swanky Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch which was gorgeous and had the biggest TV in the universe. I absolutely loved being able to starfish in a huge bed with no little people jumping on me at 5.30am.
I slobbed around in this rather gorgeous slippers and robes feeling like a princess as I watched TV in bed and got to choose whatever I wanted – result!
I have dug out the autumn colours and despite carrying a bit of extra weight that I am really struggling to lose, I am enjoying wearing seasonal shades. It always help to stand in a pretty Instagram-able rooftop too and co-ordinate with a sunflower!
My hair is at the stage where it’s not short but not long, if that makes sense?! Can’t decide whether to grow it or lop it off again. This photo makes me want to go short, we shall see!
I am not showing you an after photo of my iced biscuits because you all know I didn’t take the kids so can’t pretend they did them. Mine were awful! I am definitely not poised for a career in icing that’s for sure. Regardless of the below parr icing, the biscuits tasted amazing and the kids just loved them.
We also got to make our own perfume scent which was really interesting finding out how much works goes into every single scent. I was addicted to the one that smelt like parma violets and would happily have just had a bottle purely of that one!
Tomorrow sees me travelling up to Manchester for Blog On. This will be my fourth time going and I just love it. It’s at a different venue this time so it’ll be interesting to see how it all turns out to previous conferences. I am really looking forward to seeing so many friends there and again I will be having a hotel room all to myself! How typical – I never do anything hen in the space of a few days I sound like a jetsetter. I’m sure normality will resume next week.