Monday, 4 May 2015

Bank Holiday Weekend (Food, Food, Food)!

I can't tell you how pleased I am to have had a long weekend. I've got yet another cold and am feeling a bit sorry for myself today. I really do think every weekend should be 3 days long!

Sniffles aside, I've had a pleasant few days off. On Saturday we went to Las Iguanas for lunch with my sister. Getting there was pretty stressful for me as the roads we so busy but the food was worth it! When me and Stu go we usually get tapas but this time we ordered off the lunch menu. For starters Stu had nachos and I had the creamy mushrooms with tortillas, and for our mains we both had a Cuban sandwich, mine with smokey chipotle chicken and his with braised chili beef. My sister had the halloumi skewers and the caramel cake for dessert. Me and Stu shared some churros with chocolate and dulce de leche sauces- they were really good! As usual I also had a raspberry cooler. I think I could drink these all the time!
We then had a meander around Cheshire Oaks and I bought a few items from the Yankee shop. I was hoping to get some bargains from The Body Shop but nothing there was tickling my pickle! I was really pleased to see that the 'Under The Palms' candle was 50% off as it's one of my favourite scents. It really reminds me of holidays! This huge jar was reduced to £10 so I had to get it. Admittedly a tenner is still expensive for a candle but it'll last for ages. I also bought a box of 12 'Ghostly Treats' tea lights for £2.10. These smell just like Fireside Treats which is another fave. They could be the same for all I know though- feel free to enlighten me! Lastly I bought a Macintosh tart for 49p as I love the clean, crisp apple scent. I was very tempted to get some Christmas Eve tarts as they were only 49p too but I managed to resist. I think I've already got a stash of them and they do last a while!

Sunday was mostly a lazy day but in the evening we went out for tea at the Red Lion pub in Ellesmere. Again my sister came along (her fiance was meant to join us but he didn't get the text in time-oops!) which was lovely. This was my third time eating there and as before the portions were massive! Prices are really reasonable too so it's great value for money! I chose the hunters chicken which came with chips (their chips are seriously huge- I can never finish them all!), peas, coleslaw, mushrooms, half a tomato and onion rings. Stu had a burger and Cara had the breaded place- their plates were equally big! Suffice to say I was stuffed at the end but I still had a bit of room for pudding! I chose the toffee crunch pie and it was really good- especially the little Daim bar on top. Been too long since I've had one of those! 

Today I have just been doing some chores and fannying around on the laptop. Nothing too taxing. I don't particularly want to go back to work tomorrow but I'm hoping the week will go fast. Next weekend I think I am going out with my bestie for drinks, so I can't wait for that. Need some cocktails for sure! 


  1. I'm in need of some new candles! I'm loving the strawberries yankee, so sweet smelling x
    Love Vicki |

  2. That is a nice one! Always have a hard time choosing!