Charli & Leanne | Gemma & I.
Hopping on the train and heading to Wales has become a more of a regular thing the past year or so after building a friendship with a welshie! ;-) As always I was visiting the lovely Charli, hand delivering her bridesmaid dress to her ( FYI it fits!) and having a good old catch up, which is always better face to face than on the phone. My trip to Cardiff also fell on the weekend of the #CDFMeet which was held at The Brewery House in the city centre.
On the Saturday the two of us headed along to meet with some fellow bloggers, sip cocktails, eat pizza and just have a big old chat. the venue itself was lovely. While we were there, there was a guy doing an acoustic set with his guitar which was lovely to listen to, I'm such a fan of live music, especially raw stuff like that. As well as taking up the deal for two for one cocktails and pizzas we also had a demonstration front two ladies from lush, they showed us how they create their Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask and kindly gave each of us a sample to try, some girls took advantage of a hand/arm massage from them, personally I was too busy stuffing my face with pizza... Priorities right there! ;-) Following that we quickly hopped over to Crabtree & Evelyn to have a browse of their products and take part in a few demonstrations. I really like the India Hicks Island living range from there, but I resisted temptation and didn't purchase anything. After saying our goodbyes, Charli and I headed back home, grabbed a cheeky curry, had a photo taking session with Charli's new Robo hamsters and sat down for an evening watching The OC.... californiaaaaaa Californiaaaaa here we commmeeeee! :-D
As always a trip to see Miss James just wouldn't be complete without a little raid in Boots! I was restrained and only picked up some items I actually needed. It's so easy to spend a fortune in there when you're just throwing things into your basket... Or children's trolly in my case... . To top the weekend off, we headed to Sainsbury's to pick up supplies for slutty brownies, made a attempt at them (should have bought more cookie dough, we will learn from our mistake!) but even though the ratio of cookie dough to brownie was a bit off, they were delicious! I popped some in my bag to give to Tom as a thank you for picking me up at the station. After my 2.5hour journey home! Safe to say, I was asked to bake some more! Nomnomnomnom.