Life Lately XLVI

The week dragged, yet the weekend went SUPER fast. There I was on Saturday, getting on with shit, people watching occasionally from my flat and before I knew it, it was 8pm. Just like that. I blame it on the change in clocks and the lighter evenings making me all disorientated with the time. The warmer weather we’ve been having over the weekend has definitely got me in the mood for summer though, is anyone else ready for sandals, pretty dresses and denim shorts yet?

A Foggy Start To The Week

After a glorious day at Cayton Bay on the Sunday, the week started off with a super foggy Monday morning. This was a little eerie to wake up to but it soon cleared to make way for a beautiful day.

Leeds Dock in the fog

When your colleague gets stuck in a lift

I know I shouldn’t laugh but I did have a little chuckle when one of my colleagues got stuck in a lift on Tuesday. He got out okay and he saw the funny side, so I’m allowed to find it funny right? I do feel a bit on edge though whenever I have to get in that lift now…

Sales Training

Hands up, I completely forgot about this on Tuesday morning but I made it just in time and had a good few hours refreshing my sales skills which I haven’t used in years. We’ll see how I can put them into action in the future!

A Fun Delivery From Debenhams

I’ve got to bring this box back from work yet but inside is a ton of stuff to make a yummy FODMAP friendly roast dinner. I’ll be making that in the next week along with some FODMAP friendly Easter brownies and I can’t wait to show you guys how they turn out!

Cocktails In The City

Oh man, this event was super fun and I can’t wait to give you all a little more of an in depth review when I get round to it. It was great though to spend an evening in the beautiful Leeds Town Hall and devour delicious cocktails from The Hedonist Project, Angelica, Vice and Virtue, Bar Soba, and Roxy Ballroom. We also got to try a little rum punch which was a great way to start off the evening.

Gooey Cheesy Goodness From Gondola Raclette

Along with cocktails at Cocktails in the City, I had to try out the Gondola Raclette street food stand. It did not disappoint. I had the Cheeky-Let which was a bowl full of anya potatoes, pig cheeks and melted raclette. The nice guys at the stand even let me swap out the onions for red cabbage which was such a good choice.

Dinner at Grand Pacific in Manchester

“You free next Friday? You want to try out Grand Pacific for dinner?” When your friend messages you that, it’s hard to say no. This place has only been open a month and it’s already making a massive impact on the Manchester bar and food scene. It’s no wonder when they do cocktails as colourful as the Blue Pacific – vodka, blue curaçao and mags foam concoction – and food as mouthwatering as tea-smoked salmon. If you’re looking for a special place for dinner, make this place it.

Life Admin Day

Does everyone else feel like everything gets on top of them sometimes? I have an ever growing list of things that I need to do yet I never seem to find the time to do them. So, on Saturday, I took a day – and missed out on the majority of the sunshine in the process – to get some stuff done. I sorted out my banking and set up a standing order for saving, made a dent in my mountain of washing and organised a load of stuff which was stressing me out a little. And I feel so much better for it!

My Thai and Chill

Sunday night is for good food and relaxing. And yesterday was no different. I went up to My Thai for, what I’m convinced is, the best Chicken Pad Thai being served up in Leeds. It never fails to impress. This was followed up by re-watching Friday Night Dinner on 4OD, which is still a funny watch the third time round.

Have you all had a good week? Tell me, what have you been up to?

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  • I got stuck in a lift once too! It was in the middle of the storm, building had a black out, and I was stuck with another colleague and we didn’t have any of our phones on. The light went off, we couldn’t see anything and we can’t remember where the emergency button was (and at the time, we’ve been working in this building for 2+ years lol). We were stuck there around 30 minutes. I had my eyes closed the whole time, in case of a horror scenario coming to life hahaha. It’s funny now, but yeah, I was queasy taking that lift afterwards too.

    Teesh ♥ || Adventures of Cupcake Girl

    • Oh gosh, that must have been pretty nerve-wracking! I would have hated that. At least you can have a laugh about it now though!