One Day Holidays

Working in retail, I’ve always gotten frustrated about the fact that I don’t work a 5 day week and have a weekend with my G Man. He works the office Monday to Friday and has a lovely two-day break at the end of it, I have Tuesday and Saturdays off and work Sunday. Then one day I decided to turn my frustration on its head. I decided that I wanted to take in every second of my one day off with Gary – what’s the point in wasting it being annoyed that it was just one day? From then on I decided that as soon as my work day ended on Friday I was on holiday! And I have tried to keep this mentality up ever since.

This weekend, Gary and I went to Bicester Village for some designer window shopping. I happen to have married a man who appreciates fashion and quality! Yay me 🙂

First we visited the Bodum store. For those who don’t know, Bodum make really cool kitchen ware. It’s stylish and sometime very innovative. I’ve recently started drinking loose tea instead of using tea bags and I found this amazing tea-cup with an infuser that sits in the top of the cup and you just remove it clean and easy when the tea’s all brewed. It’s fabulous and looks cool too! I also got a little storage jar to keep my loose tea in, which also looks very stylish 😀

So later walking past the window of Ted Baker I saw a gorgeous dress in the window. Cream chiffon with sketched birdcages on it and accented birds with coloured beading. I went and tried it on but wasn’t sure the fit was quite right so didn’t take it, thinking I could get it online from somewhere in the next size down. I was wrong! Having left the shopping village I found that the size I was searching for was out of stock everywhere in the world! This is mainly because the dress was SS11 and also I’m guessing because the dress is STUNNING! Anyway, I spent the rest of the day mooning over the dress that was not meant to be, which would have been perfect for a wedding I’m going to attend this Spring! So sad.

Except – when I was at work on Sunday, Gary drove all the way back to Bicester Village and bought it for me! How romantic is that? I came home from work on Sunday evening to find it sitting on the bed waiting for me. I’m so lucky! It’s absolutely my perfect dress and he’s absolutely my perfect man 😀

So back to Saturday, on our way home we decided to stop at a carvery for a late lunch and had a massive plate of roast dinner. It’s so good just sitting at a table across from the man I adore and eating a massive plate of food! Then we had a lovely evening just chilling out, (whilst I moaned about not having my perfect dress!) and then via twitter Gary found out that a pay per view boxing fight was being shown for free on SKY and so I opened a bottle of wine and he put on the boxing and I got slowly sloshed while he watched two grown men beat each other up. Perfect evening!

It might not seem like the most exciting Saturday, but it was perfect to me!

In other news, I am gradually working my way through my large pile of books to read. So far this year I have read 3 Harry Potter books and I’m about to finish the last one,  and I’ve read all three Hunger Games books. I’m also half way through The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.

On the subject of books, I have been accepted as a World Book Night giver! I got accepted to give away my favourite book The Time Traveler’s Wife and on 23rd April I get 24 copies of the book, for free, to give away, for free! I’m so excited to share this book and give copies out to people who might not have otherwise read it! I love this book so much that I can’t lend out my own copy to anyone (I’m very protective of it!) so this way I can share an amazing novel with 24 lucky peeps!

Yay for books! And yay for one day holidays 🙂

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