How are you? Hope you’ve had a wonderful Easter. I’m currently enjoying a quiet Monday dedicated to blogging and I’m planning on being as productive as possible. I haven’t written a Wander Through My Week post for a while because I was considering stopping this series but I actually really miss writing these posts. I really like reading about what everyone else has been up to (because I admit, I’m super nosey) so each Monday’s post is going to be a Wander Through My Week (although this post is really a Wander Through My Week + A Few Days but let’s not dwell on a minor technicality).
Cocktails in Edinburgh
Everyone in the blogging community will know that there are other bloggers you form really close friendships with; one of the best things about blogging! Michelle from Sugardust & Starlight was one of the very first bloggers I chatted to and we’ve been friends ever since (about a year because my blog was ONE on Friday 25th!). We decided to meet up in Edinburgh for food, cocktails and um..food and cocktails!
And I can confirm: Michelle is as nice in person as she is online! We went to Locanda Di Gusti for dinner which was delicious. I’m always sceptical when a restaurant has nothing but perfect reviews but in this case, they are truly deserved! I’m still dreaming about the dark chocolate pudding…
For cocktails, we went to Browns Edinburgh and I was craving a French Martini. However, when I spotted the Riveting Raspberry on the menu I changed my mind completely: Absolut Raspberri, Chambord and Champagne, what’s not to love?!!
I left Edinburgh just before midday as I was attending the #TBSAtHome Event at The Butterfly & the Pig Tea Rooms (I know what you’re thinking, life in the fast lane eh?). The train journey was a nightmare and combined with ‘female troubles’, I really wasn’t in the mood. I knew it was just the way I was feeling and I’d been looking forward to this event so I was determined to go.
The event itself was great! It was exciting to learn more about having a Body Shop At Home party which is something I’d never really considered (the last home event I went to was in Anne Summers party a decade ago whilst living in student halls) but I love the idea and think it would make the perfect girly night in! Got spoiled with afternoon tea and a bespoke goody bag filled with products that were suitable for my skin type. I’ve started using some of the products and I’ll definitely report back.
Tea & Cocktails
Anyone that knows me understands my relationship with tea but even I had never considered introducing my teas to cocktails or vice versa. However, at a cocktail masterclass at The Trading House I had my MIND BLOWN!
The first cocktail I made was a Blackcurrant Bramble and although I’m not generally a massive fan of gin, this may be one of the best things I have EVER tasted! Including the blackcurrant loose leaf tea was a stroke of genius and such a pretty garnish. I’m planning to go back soon because I’m really keen to try a Breakfast Tea-Tini and an Earl Grey & Lavender Martini. I’ve not been this excited about cocktails for a long time! Expect a tea themed cocktail post very soon..
No Easter Eggs!
Easter Sunday was pretty uneventful but considering my eye ( I used to call one the good eye and the other the bad, now I’ve just lost track) has been infected and driving me insane, I was glad to get some peace and quiet. There wasn’t an Easter egg in sight because…I don’t like them!
I love chocolate but even as a child, I turned my nose up at Easter eggs (they would end up gathering dust and going in the bin). The chocolate doesn’t taste the same as it does in bars and yeah, I’m seriously not a fan. I did indulge in one too many Mini Eggs though but ah well, it’s Easter!
What have you been up to this week? Let me know in the comments below or you can tweet me @thingsarahloves. Have a great week!