Sunday Catch Up #11

I’ve had a pretty uneventful couple of weeks since going back to work. Had to do a few late finishes in the office to try to catch up so hasn’t really put me in the mood to do anything fun recently. But I did manage a couple of shopping trips – of course!

ikea and lushLast weekend the highlight was going to IKEA. We bought some new frames for some prints I’ve been collecting for the bedroom and a kitchen trolley. The turquoise Raskog has become the bar cart in our living room and I love it. Can’t wait until our next cocktail party!

I nipped to Lush in my lunch break and treated myself to a few bits from their new in section. I got a Brightside bubble bar, Secret Garden ballistic, Strawberry Feels (best name ever) massage bar, Bunny bubble bar, Rose bubble bar and the Fluffy Egg ballistic. Also in the pic is a Dragon’s Egg bath bomb which I got for my  birthday.

Boots and HIMYMI also did a bit of spending in Boots – well I did have some good Advantage points vouchers to use. I picked up the Garnier Miracle Skin Cream, L’Oreal Fibrology shampoo and conditioner, Charles Worthington Texture and Volume Spray, Essie ‘A Splash of Grenadine’, L’Oreal Eye and Lip makeup remover, and a few Seventeen products – a blusher, primer and gel effect nail polish. Let me know if you’d like to see product reviews of any of this or the Lush stuff and I’ll do my best.

This Saturday was spent watching the final season of How I Met Your Mother in one long binge. What was up with the final episode? Too rushed, not sad, not heartwarming, not anything! Boo!! Someone agree with me!

BirdwatchingToday called for a pleasant activity that didn’t involve spending money like it’s going out of fashion, so we roadtripped with David’s family up to Loch of the Lowes to the Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve there. They have a visitor centre from which you can watch a huge variety of bird feeding, including ducks, bullfinches, yellowhammers and even a woodpecker. We also saw a couple of red squirrels – my first time seeing reds in the wild. The star attraction however, is the breeding pair of osprey, the female has been returning to the same nest for 28 years now. We saw them on one of their further away perches – too far to take a photo of course but you got a clear view through the binoculars. Afterwards we headed out for a lovely lunch at Logierait Inn which I really recommend if you’re out that way.

Birdwatching might be considered a bit sad but it’s been the highlight of the past couple of weeks for me.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Catch Up #11

  1. Rachael (@hookstitch) says:

    Oh you can never go wrong with Ikea, i have a wishlist so long for that place! I gave up watching How I Met Your Mother a couple of series ago, was getting way to predictable, when I hear about the ending, I could of suggested that ending years ago!

    • AlleyHope says:

      I think their run was two series too long to be honest. Sitcoms that refuse to end just get a bit tedious sometimes!

  2. prettytrippy says:

    AHHH! I love that teal bar cart!!! So cute! Once I move, I’m seriously heading to Ikea and getting one for myself :) And while I agree with you about the final episode feeling rushed, I quite liked the ending. I always thought it was weird that the woman he marries would play such a small part in the show, so everything made sense to me. Bittersweet though.

    • AlleyHope says:

      It di make sense but I just think it was wasted, could have been something so beautiful! Just think what Pixar did with Up in 4 and a half minutes. I might be expecting too much to be fair haha

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