January 29, 2014
This is why I love writing my diary posts, after a tough day where I didn’t do anything nice I was feeling a little tired and sorry for myself and then I looked through all my instagrams and realised I have done lots of nice things recently…
Of course lots of time with my sweet girl, she loves the deer doll I got her for Christmas (from Sisters Guild in Frome) and smiles and hugs it all the time – and I found the cutest bunny slippers for her last week in Aldi of all places! She won’t be able to wear them for a while but they were too much for me to resist.
I have a new job and one of my tasks involves blogging about Bristol, how fun! So I have been exploring coffee spots this week… Full Court Press Coffee on Broad Street might be a new favourite. The coffee is delicious and pretty different from most – they have a menu with tastes you might find in each blend like wine almost. Also it is super pretty in there, I love the stained glass window at the back. (The last time I went here my friends ran a trainer store!)
I cannot drink much coffee but I absolutely adore my daily cup or two… and I love coffee dates with my Mama buddies. Current favourites are Boston Tea Party for their pretty coffees and Zazu’s Kitchen for their seriously thick hot chocolate.
Another new favourite is At The Well on Stokes Croft, my friend Sofi told me about it and I will definitely be going a lot. The place is all mis-matched china and they give you a biscuit with your cup of tea! I had some amazing American pancakes with bacon and blueberries. The. Best.
The lovely Ivory Flowers (who I worked with on this event) have opened their store on my local high street – which makes it so much easier for me to get pretty flowers – I got this cute little arrangement this week. (They share the shop with Zara’s Chocolates which I have also visited a lot!)
I had a marathon shoe trying on morning, I was told by a friend that your feet can get bigger during pregnancy and then not go back to normal… I don’t know if mine got bigger at all or if they have gone back already but I was relived to find my shoes still fit – I was most worried about my tiny sandals that I wore to y wedding but they still fit. *PHEW* In other news Jessica is into my Chanel make up already… jokes.
We had a visit to Bath at the weekend, to see my parents-in-law for Sunday lunch. We visited Graze which overlooked the railway station. We love Graze in Bristol but this space is beautiful, I loved the brass lamps and the blue subway tile and the roast beef was divine!
We have been making an effort to eat at the table again… in the mornings we pop Jessica in her buggy (she is not quite big enough for a high chair) and we eat together before my husband leaves for work. In the evening once we have put the babe down we sit and eat dinner together. This has felt like such a treat – I have been lighting all the candles and we have even treated ourselves to a couple of steak dinners! (We got our steaks from Source Food and they were SO GOOD)
There is a lot of food in this post! I have been having lovely lunches out with my Mum – mostly recently at Boston Tea Party on Cheltenham Road, I love the interior and my veggie burger was amazing. I have to mention my new favourite lunch at home – it’s not a recipe and it is someone else’s idea so it cannot be a recipe post. (Roasted new potatoes and carrots with salad and a poached egg – I was full right through till dinner!)
I am also resting a lot as night times are still very busy! So we head out most mornings and for lunch sometimes but I try to keep our afternoons free for downtime at home. I drink tea and watch movies under blankets and try to get her to nap. It makes for a rested Mama and a happy baby – she is such a homebody.