It’s been just over two weeks since I last posted properly on here. My last post was this. Titled a weekend of change! It was definitely a big weekend of change, that weekend I was doing stuff to make me feel better as that weekend me and my now ex broke up. We’d been together for over 3 years and lived together for 2 of those so it was a big decision and has led to big changes. After a chat with L I decided apart from Sunday posts I was going to have some time off to get used to everything. Thanks to all the lovely ladies who sent me messages and texts on twitter! It was so nice to have everyone.
So today marks 3 weeks. All in all it’s a bit awkward but I don’t want to go into too many details. Basically we still live together (luckily it’s a big flat) as we have a contract till December. I’m very much struggling with ups and downs but mostly I’m feeling better knowing it was the right thing and things can only get better. I’m enjoying distracting myself with spending lots of time with friends and family. I’m the girl that can never be single. I’ve told myself I have to change that this time and stay single for at least 6 months as I’ve not been single for longer than a month in over 9 years. I need some me time.
During my time away from the blog it was my birthday. I celebrated with L in the day with afternoon tea, spa and cocktails, in the evening my family came to visit and we had the most amazing meal at Jamie’s Italian Cardiff. I was totally spoilt in the restaurant and then by my family. On the Friday I went back to my parents, had drinks with friends then a whole weekend with the family. It was just what I needed.
I was very lucky and got some amazing gifts. L got my Effaclar Duo and the Stila Primer we both love, my parents got me a couple of pairs of skinny jeans from Gap, my beautiful graduation shoes back (story explained here) and Sanctury goodies. My now ex went through a previous wishlist of mine and got me amazing presents including a Lydia Rose Bright dress, macadamia hair mask, bioderma and more. Other presents were a slushies mug (I love slush puppies), debenhams vouchers, a suitcase and coffee! I was so lucky and had a really great birthday.
Whilst at home I also visited Clark’s Village. I love going there to pick up some bargains. I couldn’t resist a few purchases. I always go to gap as they have great dresses for work. I didn’t find one this time but did get two cardigans reduced from £24.99 to £9.99. I don’t know about you but I’m useless at buying myself staples I need like cardigans and leggings. I love outlet stores and there bargains. My favourite pick of the day were these gorgeous blue Henry Lloyd skinny jeans. I’ve been after some this colour for ages. They were a bargain £25!!! I couldn’t believe it. I snapped those up quickly. They fit amazing and they are pretty long.
One of my best friends gets married on the 10th August. I can’t wait. I’m a bridesmaid so we had our first fitting for our dresses which was so exciting. I don’t want to put a picture of them on here just yet.
I’ve really enjoyed having extra free time to meet up with old friends. It’s been great having more time to go for meals. L and I also had a really girly weekend which was just what I needed. We got totally glammed up on the Friday. I wore a bright yellow dress from Warehouse and L wore a lush red dress from Debenhams. We definitely enjoyed one too many cocktails.
On the Saturday we headed to her parents caravan for some time on the beach, relaxing with good books, Magners and food. It was definitely nice to escape from the outside world and have some time in the sun. We both got rather sunburnt ooops. Luckily I had factor 50 on my face so that was ok.
Bit of a random post but felt like doing a little life update! It’s onwards and upwards now and hopefully onto better things!!