I just want to say a gynormous thank you for all of your lovely comment on My First Vlog! It seems many of you seem to like my very British accent, ha! I had never realised that it was so prominent until watching the vlog back. I never really thought I sounded like that. I will definitely be doing more vlogs in the future.
Ahhh so it is that time of the week again! I love WIAW as not only is it full of delicious food but it also marks the middle of the week and the weekend is that little bit closer.
For this weeks WIAW I want to rewind to Mondays goings on because it was a fabulous day!
I woke up bright and early and headed to the gym to do my usual upper body strength routine and 20 minutes of cardio on the bike and cross trainer. I added some inner leg exercises to my routine too.
After getting ready I made a yummy breakfast of Sharpham Parks spelt berry puffs with a chopped pair, half a banana and raspberries topped with soy yoghurt and with a drop of hazelnut milk.
Alfie was working some locum shifts this weekend which meant that he couldn’t come home, but he had Monday off. We decided to make a day of it and go to Bicester Village to have a look for some wedding shoes for Alfie.
Since I was going out for the day and the sun was shining I thought I would make some sort of an effort…
OOTD: vest top, H&M, dress, Mango, favourite wedges, Sole, bag, Mulberry.
It was getting some sun on my legs for a change!
Alfred (I call him by his full name when I am mad at him!) was typically late for our 1pm meet at the train station so I decided to walk to Bicester Village and wait for him there.
The anger soon subsided though when I got my hands on this superfood salad from Pret. It was so good!
I also grabbed my first Vanilla Frappachino from Starbucks as well. Oh it as amazing! I think I could make these a regular thing in this heat. I loved it!
Alfie finally turned up, apparently he had some trouble with his connecting train as there was some delay- all was forgiven! He assures me that he won’t be late on our wedding day!
We had a great time shopping and even found Alfie’s shoes. They are proper men’s shoes if you know what I mean, hand made and will last for ever. They do come with a price tag and Alfie was unsure about whether to get them there and then.
I actually felt quite emotional at this point as I have my dress for the wedding and some beautiful Jimmy Choos. I know we will have our memories and pictures from the wedding but I also think it is nice to have something materialistic to remember the day by. Alfie is hiring his suit and so won’t really have anything else, like I have my dress etc. He treats everyone else but never himself. So he definitely getting those shoes as he deserves them!
We also spotted a Coast outlet store whilst we were there, which is where my bridesmaid dresses are from. The dresses are from this seasons collection so I didn’t expect to find them in there, but low and behold they were!
We only managed to get one of the dresses though as they were out of my other bridesmaids sizes. However, we did pick up there shoes to go with the dresses. They are beautiful and a total bargain. I think I will save the pics for another post.
During all of that I snacked on the 2 apples that I bought along with me. We also had a lovely meal at one of the restaurants:
We shared a salmon platter which was made up of lots of salmon cooked in different ways. We also had some rye bread, a side salad, fries and mixed roasted veg too.
Obviously there is always room for dessert…
Apple tart tatin with vanilla ice cream for me
Lemon tart with creme fraiche for Alfie
Both deserts tasted amazing!
So although we didn’t get Alfie’s shoes like we had set out too we did make some wedding progress with the bridesmaid outfits. We are going to be in the Bicester area next week so we are going to stop by and get Alfie’s shoes then. I am just praying that they still have his size!
Do you like to have keepsakes or something materialistic to remember a special day by or are you just happy with the memories?
I am quite happy with just the memories on most occasions, but I think sometimes it is also nice to have something to touch to remember a day by.
What is the best thing that you have eaten today?