Rollercoasters and Designer Labels

Monday was a super exciting day since me and my Sister-from-another-Mister (sis-in-law) had been planning a rollercoaster date for about a year – pretty much ever since we last went. It seems we’ll be making our trips to Thorpe Park an annual affair!

This time around was a little different from last year since we were venturing out about a month later and so the weather was much better, baking hot, and the park was a lot busier, with approx 50 minute wait for each ride. But since we’d been able to go on each ride 3 times last year that didn’t really spoil it for us.

The first ride we went on was SAW. It’s probably our 2nd favourite ride there, but as it’s right at one end of the park we decided to go there first. We ended up going on Swarm twice. It’s our favourite ride and we had decided we wanted to go on the Brave it Backwards seats – which surprisingly was the fast queue (or NO queue) Backwards wasn’t as scary or fun as frontwards so we decided to line up again and give it another crack, but the right way around this time!

thorpepark

Despite the heat and the queues, we had a great day! I can see this becoming a regular event, and I’m sure if we can fit it in before the season ends this year, we’ll probably find time for another visit!

Tuesday I got to spend another day with Gary, since it had felt like we’d hardly seen each other for about a week! We decided to head to Bicester Village a designer outlet village near Oxford. We love going there, even though they’ve replaced most of the boutique shops I like with alternative brands. I did find some bargains including a wonderful Missoni dress (!) for an upcoming wedding reception, a beach dress from Superdry and a gorgeous linen jumper from Jack Wills.

bicester

Also from Jack Wills was this super bargain

polish

This gorgeous polish gives full coverage with just two coats and lasts for ages. I put the OPI peel off base coat underneath it which ultimately helped with removal, but I loved it so much that I’ve also put it on my toes. Jack Wills does great nail polish – who knew?!

nailsjack

Once back from Bicester, we headed to my parent’s house to see them as they’d just returned from two weeks in Canada with an abundance of gifts and stories! They also brought back some Holy Crap! cereal which I’ve tried once mixed into my overnight oats. I feel very virtuous adding it to my food since it’s got so much good stuff in it, and it came at a good time since I’m almost out of chia seeds! They also brought some maple syrup back, which we had also just run out of! How handy 🙂

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