It’s Easter this weekend, but I don’t exactly have a relaxing one planned as I shall be skating in Eastern Sur5al with the Norfolk Brawds on Saturday and then running the Trowse 10k at a ridiculously early 9am on Easter Sunday. Maybe I’ll devote Monday to some serious lounging. I think I’ll have earnt it!
So, today, while I hoover my living room in preparation for the imminent arrival of my Mum and Dad and 2 small dog who will make a mess of it again (the Dogs, not my Mum & Dad) here’s a look back at my life in March, as told by my Instagram!
In March I was back on the Cocktails again. What a surprise! Planning for Norwich Cocktail Week is underway, so that’s all the excuse I need to sample a few! We headed out to some old favourites Revolucion de Cuba and 42 King Street, and tried a new bar, Mr Postles Apothecary.
Cocktails, of course, need soaking up with some yummy food. It seems I start my day in a healthy fashion, all ham and eggs and gluten free porridge, then end it with burger and chips and room service dessert. It’s not EVERY day, I promise!
There were selfies, of course, because, you know, it’s Instagram, and outfits that didn’t make the blog. I got glammed up in one of my favourite 70s vintage dresses, teamed spotty socks with green boots and gave my favourite She-Ra T-Shirt an outing.
I went to some glamorous and not so glamorous places in March. An Art Exhibition by my friend Simon Pritchard, some fashion shows for Norwich Fashion Week and, er Ealing, where I sat in a pub beer garden and admired the listed Art Deco tube station at Park Royal, before heading off to Wembley to watch my Mum & Dad sing with Rock Choir, and a bit of Rugby!
The fashion show photos here are an amazing head dress by Betsy Hatter and a Kimono from Wake Up Little Susie.
There was also that sporty bit of my life that has less frocks and more lycra! I’ve been going to training sessions with the Norfolk Brawds on Sundays with Style Health and Fitness where we’ve been using free weights, which is amazing fun, if you’ve never tried it, do! You can normally book a one to one session with a trainer who will show you the ropes. There was a minor disappointment as a Roller Derby game we had planned was cancelled due to a mess up with our hall booking. Hence the photo of us all looking sad by nearthecoast. I tried out ramp skating for the first time, which was pretty fun, though I can’t see myself performing fancy tricks anytime soon and represented the Norfolk Brawds for International Women’s Day by skating around the UEA for a few hours. Because, well, why not!
I did, of course, make time for a bit of pampering and down time! I was really sad to hear of Terry Pratchetts death, he’s been one of my favourite authors since my teens so I’ve been re-reading his books. The latest issue of In Retrospect Magazine dropped through my door, which is perfect to curl up with on a Sunday afternoon. That’s my 20th Century Cloth make up bag there and Mr Chick treated me to a Lush bath bomb with popping candy in it!
I hope you all have an amazing Easter Weekend! As ever I’m sure I’ll be documenting my life on Instagram, so feel free to pop over and follow if you’re nosy!