Wonderful Wednesday #26

This week’s Wonderful Wednesday is packed to the brim, with all sorts of wonderfulness happening as of late! As it was mine and the boyfs four year anniversary over the weekend, we decided to take advantage of bank holiday and go away somewhere to celebrate. We landed on the Cotswolds, a very romantic destination that was the perfect little get-away. Now is back to reality, as revision and graduate job hunting loom, but after four days away from the same ole, some ole, I feel refreshed and ready to take on the world, one boring revision card at a time!

Easter Baking 

On Friday the weather was pants, spoiling all hopes of the outdoor activities that I had organised, so instead, I decided to have an afternoon of baking that I roped the boyfriend into, much to his dismay. With essays, revision and all the other busyness as of late, I haven’t had much time to do baking at all, so it was great to finally get myself back in the kitchen to whip up something tasty!

(Quick) Catch Ups with my Bestie 

Funny story; before I started dating my boyfriend, I showed my best friend pictures of this ‘cute guy who asked for my number’ who was like WOAH WOAH WOAH (his exact reaction, no word of a lie). Turns out, my boyfriend lives two doors away from my best friend and they all grew up together, living on the same street an all. After hitting teenage years, they all went their separate ways so are more neighbours now, than friends, but ENTER ME aka the best friend aka the girlfriend, so they have to speak to each other more than either of them would probably like.

ANYWHO. Said best friend moved to London *SOB*, but whenever he’s in Devon he always gives me a shout to see if I’m staying at my boyfriend’s, and if I am, I can just pop over for a cuppa. Luckily, Tim caught me just as I was setting off for the Cotswolds so I had a quick, 20 minute hilarious best friend catch up, which wasn’t long enough, but perfect none-the-less.

The Cotswolds 

I will publish a blog post soon about our dreamy weekend away in the Cotswolds, but I needed show off about it here too. First of all, stop what you’re doing and book your next weekend trip here, pronto. The Cotswolds is such a vast area with plenty of places to visit and explore, so much so that I wish I had a lot longer! We used Cheltenham as our base (a beautiful place that gets overlooked by nearby Bath) and we visited Bourton-on-the-Water, Little Slaughter and also Castlecombe (pictured below). While Im always on the lookout for cheap deals abroad, there is something so magical about a stay-cation, especially when the UK has got so much to offer!

Anniversary Dinner 

As it was on the way home, we had our anniversary dinner at one of our favourite restaurants in Bath. The Mint Room is a fine dining Indian restaurant, a 15-minute walk outside the centre of the city, which has the best Indian food I have ever had.

Getting Entrepreneurial 

On the surface I seem cool calm and collected about my upcoming graduation and potential unemployment, yet underneath I am a damn hot mess at the thought of not finding a job or worse, finding a job and it turning out to be something that I loathe. Last week, while thinking about all these potentials, I had a brainwave – I could start my own business.

It’s not that revolutionary, but I have the idea to create my own range of vegan brownies and sell them at the local market. It wouldn’t be something that would require my attention full time, but it could be something that I have as a lil side hustle while I try and find graduate employment. Luckily I have a super talented, business-minded, bestie who loves the idea, so I figure I could make it work!

Domestic Goddessing 

Davids parents have gone away for a week, so I’ve temporarily moved in so we can play ‘house’. So far I’ve done the food shop, put the laundry outside, loaded and unloaded the dishwasher and cooked dinner. While Im sure the novelty of all these mundane tasks will wear off when we finally have our own place, its nice to pretend Im an accomplished domestic goddess in the meantime!

These ‘Wonderful Wednesdays’ you have seen scattered all over the bloggersphere have been inspired by the lovely Sally Tangle.  If you want to read more then check out Jo,  Michelle, Kate, Cat, Sam, El, and Kerri‘s blogs and let us keep this cycle of happiness and good intentions spinning!

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  • Awh congratulations on the four year anniversary! The cotswolds are beautiful and I totally agree with you – stay-cations are the best, there’s so many beautiful places here in the UK.

    OH EM GEE, those cakes look amazing. YES, you should definitely start your own business, I’ll be happy to test ALL of your brownies before they go to market 😉 xx

    • Thank you so much! If I do go ahead with starting up the brownie buisness I’ll be sending out tasters to all the wonderful wednesdayers! xx

  • Your Easter cakes are so CUTE!!

    That is the prettiest Indian meal I have ever seen.

    Congratulations on the anniversary!

    I just popped over from Kerri’s blog (Life As Unusuals), in case you wondered where this stranger appeared from 🙂

  • Yay!! Congratulations on your anniversary! 🙂 You’ve made me want to visit The Cotswolds now, I’m itching to go and fill my camera with pics like yours!! Those cakes look absolutely delicious and just the pick me up for a rainy Friday!
    Peta x
    http://www.pe-ta.com

    • Thank you Peta! Yes, next time you come back to England you should plan a romantic visit, it really is beautiful! xx

  • Appreciate the Day

    Massive good luck on your new venture! If your bakng I sampled were anything to go by you’re going to be amazing!

    I loved the Cotswolds when I ventured through last year. Sounds liek a beautiful place to have a staycation. I especially loved all the quaint cottages.

    Happy Anniversary to you both. Have a loely rest of your week
    Kate xx

    • Thank you so much Kate, I really appreciate that!

      Aren’t the Cotswolds just lovely? I felt like I had stepped back in time when I went!

      Enjoy the rest of your week too! xx

  • Laura Torninoja

    Ooh the vegan brownie business sounds amazing! I wish I lived a bit closer so I could come and taste one (or two…). x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Love the boyfriend/best friend story! Something similar happened when I first started dating my husband. I invited him to come along to a friend’s wedding with me and turns out he knew her best friend’s boyfriend – they used to work together!

    Can’t wait to hear more from your Cotswolds adventures!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

    • Thats so strange, bet that was funny coincidence when everyone realised! Definition of a small world right there.

      Thank you for the lovely comment, enjoy the rest of your week! xx

  • I really want to go to the Cotswolds properly, it is such a lovely place! Vegan brownies sound like an awesome idea!

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • Oh happy anniversary to you both!! What a gorgeous way to celebrate it!