Here are a few pictures from a recent family trip to Pizza Express. Just wanted to post them because they are pretty. Over and out.

What I read on my commute.

Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
I'll be honest, I am not entirely sure where to start with this one..
On one hand, I really enjoyed this book. On the other, I was completely and utterly disturbed. The scenes in this novel are so graphic that there were times when I struggled to read on - Easton Ellis is especially successful at creating an insane amount of descriptive imagery.
American Psycho, is written from the perspective of Patrick Bateman, someone who can only be described as a psychopath. Unlike Ellis' previous novels, American Psycho follows a very detailed plot and we follow Bateman as he lives the Wall Street life of debauchery.
Without going into too much detail, Bateman kills a lot of people. And he gets a crazy level of pleasure from it.
Part of me wants to watch the film, just to compare the two. But I also worry that I just won't be able to hack all of the hacking again!
This isn't for the faint hearted, and it also isn't for the innocent. If you do fancy reading this, definitely read another Bret Easton Ellis first, just for a wee taster.

The perks of drinking water.

12 weeks ago, I decided I needed to drink more water. Not just a bit more, a lot more.
Previously, I was in a job where I couldn't drink unless I was on my lunch which lead to constant headaches. When this changed, I knew it was the perfect time to start being more hydrated.
For the past 12 weeks, I have aimed to drink at least 5 bottles of water a day. And you know what? I feel so much better for it.
The headaches have nearly completely stopped, I only get them when it is humid now. I don't need to drink caffeine to wake up, I feel bright and awake in a morning just from a smoothie. And my skin has cleared up massively.
My skin has improved in every aspect. Less breakouts and less dehydrated patches. I even think that my dark circles are decreasing. Who would of thought that good old water would have such a huge effect?
A few weeks ago, I went out a few times and my skin broke out massively. At the time I didn't understand what it was. After getting back on the water detox I found it was all the booze. Not good times. In the future, I will definitely take that into account.
Another shocking change is that I can no longer drink coke. If I drink coke, I now find myself with the worst headache.
Overall, I feel so might brighter and healthier since switching to water. My next aim is cut start cutting out my sugar intake..

Sunday get up.


At the weekend, I like to go for the comfiest outfits I can muster. I'm happy to throw on a jumper and jeans, where as, during the week I prefer to look a bit snazzier. (Probably because my favourite weekend activity is sleep)
So, here is my usual kinda Sunday get up (if i'm leaving the house, if not, its pjs alllll day).
I love this loose knit jumper, I picked it up a few years ago in the Mango sale and I wear it come rain or shine. Literally. In the warmer months I wear it just as a top - its see through, i know. In the winter, it is the easiest thing to layer up.
As for the rest, ballet shoes and the biggest bag I can find to throw all of my gubbins into.
But like I said, if PJs are acceptable. PJs it is. #lazygirlconfessions

Winford Manor

Winford Manor Hotel

If there is one thing which I love, it has to be staying in hotels. I love nothing more than not worrying about lifting a finger. Call me lazy or call me glamorous, I adore being a guest.
On my recent staycation, I stayed at the Winford Manor Hotel in Bristol. The hotel was essentially situated in the middle of nowhere which made it quite difficult to go for evening meals - however, it was close enough to Bristol city centre to make up for it.
As for breakfast, there wasn't a huge amount on offer at the continental breakfast, but they were serving delicious croissants with scrumptious jam that so I had to let them off.
The main interiors of the hotel were sleek and stylish which was definitely emulated in the rooms.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the Winford Manor, but I would have to say that its rural location would make it best suited for someone after peace, quiet and country walks.  

Cafe Brigstow, Bristol

Whilst in Bristol, we stumbled across a lovely little café, Brigstow.
Firstly, I loved the décor. Especially the graffiti on the walls and the signed wooden stumps. As someone who isn't actually very cool, I love the whole hipster interiors thing.
Trying to be as cool as possible, I went for an ice coffee. I jest, I was tired and needed a caffeine hit. Food wise, I went for a club wrap and chips. This meal was huuuuuge, and delicious. This honestly has to be one of the best wraps I have ever had - mainly because it was toasted and hit the carby spot.
If you ever find yourself in Bristol and want a nice little place to nip for lunch, I definitely recommend the Brigstow.

a day in Bristol.

Another day of the staycation chronicles brings us to Bristol!
Just like in Bath, we jumped onto the Hop On - Hop Off bus and took a scenic tour of Bristol on top of a big red bus. 

Here is the SS Brunel, designed by, as the name suggests, Brunel. After this trip I can actually tell you quite a significant amount about this chap. Any questions? Send them to Brunel's new biggest fan over here.

Here is the beautiful Clifton suspension bridge. Luckily, on the day we visited it was closed, unless you wanted to walk across it. I say luckily, as nothing terrifies me more than suspension bridges and snakes. Not that there were many snakes around in Bristol.

I have a huge love for Banksy. So much so, I once created an entire project based upon his work. Obviously, whilst touring around Bristol, I kept my beedy eyes open for Banksy. I only saw one, and it had been vandalised, but it was pretty cool either way.

a trip to Weston Super Mare

What is a staycation without a trip to the seaside?
Even though the weather was quite hit and miss, (essentially it was a few days of April showers) we decided to head off to Weston Super Mare to soak up the sea breeze.

Half way through our walk, we came across the Pier. £1 later, we found ourselves walking along.

After spotting my ultimate guilty pleasure, the penny slots, I was in 2p heaven. Until they all ran out, that is. 

And what screams British seaside more than a ride on a donkey?