August Round Up

I am a bit slow this month on my August Round Up, the weeks seem to be flying past far too quickly, it only seemed like last week the schools broke up for Summer and now they are all back to school.

As always I will start off with C, we have had quite an up and down we had an emergency trip to the dentist due to her jaw and teeth, but we do now have her mouth guard, you can read about the drama here.  We also had a trip to A&E in the middle of the night, which was worrying and tiring as she was having chest pains and just started her new medication, you can read about it here.  Unfortunately there is no back to school for C just yet, I had a very tearful C last Tuesday evening, as she wanted to go back to school and do normal lessons, unfortunately, she is just not well enough, she started her tutoring again last Wednesday, and her tutor saw a huge difference in her, but she was only well enough to have one lesson last week, and we had to cancel on Thursday.

We had a fairly busy August and managed a few trips out we treated ourselves to a bottomless brunch at Mabels in Covent Garden

The food was amazing and just the right amount, you can add extra for a small extra charge, the drinks flowed and I enjoyed the prosecco plus a couple of others.  If you are ever in Covent Garden I would recommend paying a visit.

I was lucky enough to be given tickets to foodies festival at Alexandra Palace, it was promised to be the food equivalent of Glastonbury, so we were looking forward to our day out, and the sun was shining as we made our way there.  When we arrived we were both starving so the first thing we did was decide on what we wanted to eat.

I chose a slow roasted belly pork in a sticky bun and added crackling and crispy onions, I have never had anything like this before and it was gorgeous.  My husband chose BBQ chicken wings, unfortunately it was quite tangy and all you could really taste was vinegar.  After we had eaten we had a wander around and decided not to go to any of the theatres showcasing chefs, as it was so hot and they were quite packed.  I then decided I needed something sweet and found a build your own cheesecake, where you could choose your base, the cheesecake and various toppings while my husband had a beer.  The food was £7 a portion and it seemed this was the same throughout the show, the cheesecake was £4 and drinks were around £6+.  We stayed for just under 2 hours.  For those who were thinking of visiting you will spend a fortune and we both agreed it just lacked something so we left and enjoyed an afternoon in London.

We also had a great weekend at the baby shower for our first grandchild, you can read about it here and see what C brought for her niece, I never knew baby showers were so much fun.

I hope you all had a great August, what were your highlights from last month?

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  1. 11/09/2017 / 1:53 pm

    I hope C get better soon so she can get back to school! Atleast she seem enjoying being there! And it does cost a lot eating at festivals! We normally take our own drinks with us to save some money. Can you imagine a bottle of water is more expensiv than whatever thing you are eating!

    • admin
      11/09/2017 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you, it is a long process as she has ME and Fibromyalgia but we will get there slowly. This was a food festival so all about food, but I really think they could have arranged and managed it a lot better x

  2. 11/09/2017 / 7:43 pm

    Sending well wishes to C and a speedy recovery, so she can get back to school! Also, what a bummer about the food festival! It sounds like to truly enjoy yourself and try different cuisines, you’d have to spend a fortune!

    • admin
      12/09/2017 / 11:38 am

      Thank you, small but steady steps, todays mission is to have a bath and hair wash lol. We were dissapointed but you have to try these things x

  3. 11/09/2017 / 10:31 pm

    Ooh I really love the sound of a bottomless brunch, I am checking Mabels now to see if they have any veggie options! Glad you had a good August for the most part x

    • admin
      12/09/2017 / 11:37 am

      I think they do, and they have a variety of meals to choose not just the full english, I really would recommend a visit. We love Covent Garden and often end up around there x

  4. 12/09/2017 / 8:05 am

    I think when I’ll have kids all I’ll be waiting for in August is the school to start again :-D. Just kidding! I think It’s great to collect moment and memories with kids, it’s all so useful for the health of both, mom and child.

    • admin
      12/09/2017 / 11:36 am

      When my 3 were little I dreamed of the end of the holidays and back to normality, but when it was just my Daughter I used to miss her when she went back x

  5. 12/09/2017 / 8:08 am

    i like your dress so much that i visited the website. Unfortunately it stops at the language pop up: after I choose the international english language it doesn’t work anymore and I can’t see the collection 🙁
    You look great!

    • admin
      12/09/2017 / 11:34 am

      Thank you. Are you talking about the black and white spot dress, we got that on Amazon, I have a few as they are so comfortable to wear x

  6. 13/09/2017 / 2:18 am

    Awe, I hope C gets better soon and then can enjoy school. I’m glad that you had a fairly good August for the most part. x

    • admin
      13/09/2017 / 9:43 am

      Thank you, it is going to be very slow, August was not too bad x

    • admin
      13/09/2017 / 1:08 pm

      It was amazing, and unlike a lot of other bottomless deals where you can only have Prosecco or maybe Bloody Mary, they had a variety of drinks to choose, my husband was very happy as they had his favourite expresso martini in the deal x

  7. 13/09/2017 / 1:47 pm

    Glad you had a great August but August is not for me this year. Lots of problems. But that bottomless looks so great.

    • admin
      13/09/2017 / 2:05 pm

      Sorry you had a bad August, I hope September is a better month for you, maybe you should treat yourself to a bottomless brunch x

  8. 15/09/2017 / 6:51 am

    I am glad you had awesome August. I hope September is also going great for you. I can’t wait to check out your September favourites.

    • admin
      15/09/2017 / 11:06 am

      Thank you, have something nice to talk about (hopefully) in September as it is our anniversary. Hope you have a good September x

  9. 15/09/2017 / 1:31 pm

    I do hope C gets better soon. Not a bad treat of Bottomless brunch and I love Covent Garden too.

    • admin
      17/09/2017 / 10:10 am

      Thank you there is a slight improvement in some ways from C. We love Covent Garden and bottomless brunches x

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