Weekend Recap (very late)
What an amazing weekend!
My friend Sam and her sweet boyfriend, Nolan, are in town and were nice enough to come over on Friday night for a drink and then we went to meet a few of our friends for dinner at The Mall Tavern. The ten of us chatted away and devoured delicious food until the bell rang for last call.
On Saturday, Zach and I woke up early and headed to the train station to catch our train south to Chichester. A while ago, I planned a little countryside getaway for his birthday and The Park House Hotel did not disappoint. I really can’t say enough about this amazing place and am so mad I didn’t have my good camera. I found it on Jetsetter and quickly booked a massage for Zach and a dinner reservation. We got to Chichester around lunchtime and so we strolled through the Christmas market and admired the huge Cathedral in the center of town. After a quick lunch of fish and chips, we found the bus and headed towards The Park House. Traveling this way to the hotel was not luxurious and a car is recommended, but we were up for the challenge. We walked from the bus stop through the countryside for about a mile and a half and found the hotel. The trip was so worth it.
The Park House is a large home that has been turned into a beautiful hotel. There is a an extremely luxurious spa with an indoor and outdoor pool and any treatment you would like. The restaurant in the hotel was amazing for dinner and breakfast in the morning.
We both just enjoyed the gorgeous scenery, the incredibly friendly staff, the perfectly English rooms, and overall just being out of the city. I cannot recommend this place enough and am already planning our next trip back.
To continue my weekend, we took the train home and I went to meet my friends at The Pelham Hotel for a Christmas Afternoon Tea. Mary Stuart organized the fun date and it was such a great way to end the weekend. #roughlife
Sunday night ended with some laundry, catching up on emails, and being completely stuffed with food and grateful for everything.
Monday was busy and what started off as a goodbye drink with Nolan and Sam turned into a very late Monday night that began at The Punch Bowl, continued at Polpo, and finished at a nameless bar on Portobello Road. Thank goodness I just have two more days of work in 2013!
Start your day off watching this!
(thanks for sending, Gib)
How is it already Wednesday? I can’t keep up this week!
Here are some things that I have been doing recently…
-Friday night Zach and I went ice skating in the moat at the Tower of London—it was great! The ice skates here crack me up (they look like bright blue ski boots) and the mulled wine was flowing. Highly recommend for a fun, winter night.
-Saturday was Friendsgiving! I planned on taking a ton of pictures but the food and wine got the better of me. Instead, I will direct you to Casey and Jean who wrote great recaps and posted tons of pictures. I am so thankful to have this group of friends here. Alex and Barlow went above and beyond and everyone made the most delicious food.
-Sunday I was not thankful for red wine. Zach and I saw Catching Fire and stuffed ourselves with popcorn. He also said ‘Katniss looks hot’ approximately 6 times during the film.
-MondayTuesdayWednesday….gym, coffee, work, repeat…
-EXCEPT! Zach’s birthday was Tuesday. We celebrated his 28th year at The Clove Club and will continue the celebrations this weekend!
-Today I am remembering my sweet, amazing mom and how I miss her everyday. How can 8 years go by so quickly yet so slowly at the same time?
-Tomorrow is my company holiday party on a boat and then Friday starts the weekend with friends in town and more birthday celebrations. Time is flying by!
Hope your weekend and week are going well.
I can’t believe it’s been 8 years. I love you and miss you every day.
Because Jean took so many good pics and explains it much better than I could…
We’ve started a trend in England, or at least my patriotic self would like to think so. We brought Thanksgiving over the pond and all the glory that is hot cider, delicious turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and all the other goodies. What better way to celebrate all that we’re thankful for.
If you can’t be with family, you should curry with friends! Happy Thanksgiving!
(Photo and line stolen from my friend, Mary Stuart)
Missing one of my favorite holidays and spending it with my family back home. We are celebrating with good friends here starting tonight and into the weekend.
I have so many things to be thankful for.