City breaks and pretty cakes..
June is similar to a Wednesday, a hump-month if you will. Although I despise thinking of time in this way, it’s so shocking that we’re already over the hump and into the second half of the year. Despite Junes consistent downfall in the form of particularly aggressive hay fever, it was full of highlights.
Days in Cambridge are always filled with great food and leisurely strolls around the shops. The first weekend of June feels like a lifetime ago but it was spent in sunny Cambridge, where we walked way out of the way so that I could get my first ever Five Guys. The walk was worth it, and exercise definitely comes much easier to me with the promise of fries and a thick-shake!
A Weekend Away
Although living in the country has a few perks (low pollution and peace and quiet being the only ones I can think of right now), I’m a city girl at heart. Jamie and I spent a long June weekend in London, kicked off with Friday tickets to Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s On The Run || Tour, and a stay at the Marriott. I’m a HUGE Beyoncé fan and I’m so happy to be able to tick seeing her live off of my bucket list, seeing them both perform Forever Young was extra special and almost tear-jerking.
London seems to be a place of unlimited possibilities and no matter how long I spend in the capital, there never seems to be enough time. The rest of the weekend flew by and we finished off our fairytale weekend in true Disney style at The Kensington, which I’ve spoken about more here. Oh, and of course a trip to London wouldn’t be the same without a visit to Peggy’s.
New Beauty Bits
I recently shared a Cult Beauty haul and although I gave myself a little telling off at the time for so eagerly keying in my card details, so many of the purchases have become immediate favourites that I don’t regret a single penny. The Neom DE-STRESS candle proved particularly helpful for chilling me the f out pre-exam. I also have a new favourite foundation: Estée Lauder Double Wear Maximum coverage, which Jamie gifted me for my birthday (I picked it, of course, he’s not that good).
Books and Films
June saw me complete my third book of 2018, so my new year’s resolution to read more frequently doesn’t appear to be going too well. Despite my apparent inability to prioritise reading over pre-bed twitter scrolling (I’m working on it), the recent sunshine has given me plenty of opportunities to head outside with my book of choice. June’s was last years Costa Book Awards winner Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and despite its slow start, I found myself warming more and more to the protagonist as I read on. It’s an emotive read which both encourages kindness and understanding and which made me grateful for the relationships that I have.
Films come a little easier to me. I love trips to the cinema, partly for the movie but mostly for the ice blast and snacks if we’re being brutally honest. We recently went to see Jurassic World, which lived up to the expectations created by the first. Although I was never really interested in watching the originals, I love the last two and am a proud owner of the 25th Anniversary Jurassic Park Coin. Although it’s not something I’d usually collect, it reminds me of the Jurassic ride which was one of my Universal favourites.
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