TV, Food and Fashion

So I’ll just say it… I’m a TV junkie and I cannot resist watching Big Brother.

I know it’s trash. I know I really shouldn’t watch it, but I just can’t help myself.

Naturally, my urge to watch Big Brother extends to Celebrity Big Brother too, and in case you hadn’t heard, it was the CBB final on Friday night.

Gary Busey was crowned the winner of this summer’s CBB. Not going to lie, I’ve been a bit disappointed with the line up and wasn’t particularly bothered who actually won (despite being an avid B*Witched fan when I was thirteen). It wasn’t that I disliked the people this season, just didn’t feel like I was bothered by any of them.

Another show that I have been enjoying consuming recently is the return of Wentworth Prison. I really think that this drama is fabulous, although dark at times. Really enjoying season 2. Check it out if you haven’t already but be warned it’s not light hearted.

So, you’ve probably realised by now that I am a bit of a foodie and this week has been no exception on the face stuffing front.

I met up with two friends who I used to work with for lunch during the week and we went to the Harvester. It was so wonderful to see them both, especially as I hadn’t seen one of them for around eighteen months! It’s strange how life just gets in the way sometimes and before you know it a year has passed. Really glad that we managed to squeeze in a catch up.

I also met with my friend Adele on Friday. We went shopping and chatted about wedding things and life generally. We decided to hit up Wagamama in Watford. I really like Wagamama because you know exactly what you are going to get and it’s very reasonably priced too. Unfortunately, the service was a bit slow when we went and we waited ages for our drinks and had to chase it up which was a bit disappointing. We also waited fifteen minutes for the bill before going over to the till and paying.

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It’s always a bit funny when you go to Wagamama’s because you can never tell who you are going to be sat next to and ultimately you are often in amongst strangers. Phil and I had a similar experience when we were in Florida and we went to a Japanese Steak House in Cocoa Beach. It was one of those restaurants where they cook the food at your table and the chef generally does a few tricks. Anyway, we were sat amongst a family of about ten who were out celebrating a birthday. I felt really sorry for them having us two English intruders sat with them during their special meal.

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Whilst we are on the subject of food, there is a company called Cook who make really delicious prepared meals. We are fortunate to have one of their shops in Northwood and when I am feeling lazy or have little time to cook, I really enjoy a Chicken Korma from Cook. Check them out!

Continuing the food theme, Phil and I tried out Five Guys in Uxbridge yesterday. Not going to lie, I was a little disappointed. Sure, the food was nice, but I just feel like the Five Guys experience is lacking some va va voom!

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So from food to fashion, and the Altuzarra for Target collection launched today. There are a few lovely pieces. I particularly like the Orchid print sweatshirt, Embroidered jersey sweater and the Orchid maxi dress. The only thing I find really frustrating about the ‘For Target’ collections is that in the states, an item may be $70, but other here it’s £70… not a fair conversion, just like Apple products…

In other news, I have started vlogging. Not for any reason in particular aside from I thought that it might be fun. You can check it out here: http://youtu.be/bEKhnHJ2Avw

I’ve made a bit of progress with wedding planning and purchased a few cute bits from Hobbycraft on Friday, including a wedding magazine!

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Looking forward to having a nosey and gaining some inspiration.

We also took Holly to the vets yesterday to have her nails clipped and a lump on her neck checked. They are really good in Medivet Pinner and they treat Holly really well. Holly was quite good having her nails done this time. She is always so terribly wriggly, but this time was a little more settled and they managed to clip her nails with only Phil holding her. They also had a grope and are quite sure that Holly just has a fatty lump which is common in dogs, so brilliant news!

Phil and I had our hair cut yesterday. I hadn’t had my hair cut for almost a year because I am growing it, but realised I was looking decidedly more and more unkempt. It feels so lush now though. I love that feeling of a fresh hair cut where it all just feels nice. The hairdresser used one of the GHD hairdryers which I have decided are amazing and I think I will invest in one once my trusty Lee Stafford hairdryer gives up.

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Finally, we decided to have a BBQ last night as the weather has been so mild recently. It was really nice to see Alex and Nick and spend the evening outside. I really love the warmer months when it is comfortable to be outside in the open. I doubt that we will have many evenings like that now that October is fast approaching.

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I will leave you with a picture of Holly being adorable this morning.

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L x

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