• On a rare Saturday off my favourite person and I ventured off to Ikea on a furniture hunt.
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Did we get furniture? No. But I do now have new lamps and a very cool teapot.
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Ah the power of IKEA.
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There’s a review up of This Cruel Design on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - IKEA meatballs, yay or nay?
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  • Well and truly a victim of the plane lurgy😂
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A night of netflix and tea for me.
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I’m thinking about starting the Dark Crystal tonight too.
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There’s a review up of This Mortal Coil by @emily.suvada which I adored! •
And there’s a little recommend post up for the Slytherins out there (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - what superpower would you want?
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  • I am wrapped up in a blanket and determined to finish Supermarket by Bobby Hall! I have about ten pages left😱
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But this headache is making it so difficult 😫
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There’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - how do you deal with headaches. I need help😂
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  • All unpacked and getting back on track with little jobs, posts and also going back to Uni....
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Before Sam and I went away I fully intended to keep posting on my blog and on here.
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That really didn’t end up happening and the little digital break was so nice☺️
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Equally as nice to be back and there’s a full review of Dark Age by Pierce Brown up on my blog - be warned it’s full of spoilers 😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - Beach holiday or city break?
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  • Home and nearly unpacked from an amazing ten days with this one💕
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Now I need a brew and a nap😂
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Can’t wait for the next adventure ✈️
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  • Half way through my last shift set before we go on holiday💕
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I can’t wait to be in Sicily with my favourite person eating all the pasta and pizza.
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I can’t wait to get some more sun and take lots and lots of pictures🙊
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There’s a new post up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) - the first in a new series: The Cruise Diaries🚢
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#QOTD - last film you cried at?
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  • Soon off to get my hair done...I don’t even want to acknowledge how bad my roots are again😂
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Then meeting my favourite person for some drinks in our local💕
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In the meantime I’m still in laptop mode contemplating how long it’s going to take me to write my Dark Age review🤦🏻‍♀️
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There’s a significantly smaller review up of Seraph of the Age Volume Sixteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd: do you review everything you read?
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  • #throwback to a lovely meal out at @common_bar with @felfiramoondesigns and @coffeeeyesandblankstares 💕
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I could eat this again today🤤
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  • Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
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And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
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There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
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#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
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  • Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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Food & Drink Lifestyle Travel

London and Hamilton

March 22, 2019

Previously I've only been to London on organised visits with schools and colleges so you can imagine how little of the place I got to see. This past month after trying for ages we managed, somehow, to get tickets to watch Hamilton. Mine, and the worlds (it feels like) favourite musical. I couldn't believe it. Safe to say I was very weepy at that moment...and more so when I actually got to see it!

First things first when we arrived in London. Food. After getting dropped near Harrods we popped into a place called Caffe Concerto. The interior was stunning with cakes and macaroons everywhere. I went for, of course, Gnocchi. It was swimming in a truffle cheese sauce. I was in heaven. Washed down with a glass of prosecco.

Inside Harrods, its like time stops. You can spend all day wandering around without even realising it. There's just so much to see. I fell in love with a bag, that I would need to sell a kidney (at least) to afford. The food court was something else, separated into different rooms from fresh, to confectionary to bakery there was everything. I hadn't realised that they grind their own coffee on site too! I'll definitely be going back on a future trip...possibly minus a kidney.

The Ivy has been on my list of places to try for a while. Admittedly, I thought I'd be going to the one near me in Manchester, not London! I certainly will be visiting the Manchester branch now. If it's half as good as what we had then I'd be thrilled. Never in my life have I seen salmon sliced so thin. It was like a stained glass window. But the steak, oh the steak. Melt in the mouth with an incredible hollandaise sauce. I ordered and inhaled a side of parmesan truffle fries.  PARMESAN. TRUFFLE. FRIES. I was very happy.

The following day we started our morning with a tour of the Tower of London, which was huge. I didn't realise it had such a large plot of land for the grounds! Fortunately, we had the sun this day too. The most surprising thing was how loud the Ravens were. They wandered around and cawed at everything. At first, I thought it was a recording! The Crown Jewels and the entire treasury was incredible. Oh! And the Kray twins were the final prisoners of the Tower of London. Little interesting fact there for you!

Then it happened. I watched Hamilton. I genuinely lost count of how many times I cried. Hamilton was a musical I never thought I'd get to see considering how difficult and how expensive the tickets could get. I'd looked for years to try and get them and little did I know so had my parents. It was everything I wanted and more. The cast was astonishing, the ensemble dancers, the setting, everything was perfection.

I still can't believe I've seen Hamilton.

Have you been to London? Have you seen Hamilton?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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