On Friday I decided to head back home for the weekend and had the nicest time - I hadn't seen my parents or my sisters since August so it was lovely to spend a few days with them. On the Saturday my sister Amy and I went to Stratford-Upon-Avon for shopping and afternoon tea. I used to visit Stratford a lot when I was younger so it always reminds me of my childhood. If any of you live in the Midlands I'd definitely recommend a day out there if you haven't visited already - it's such a pretty town full of old Tudor buildings and quaint tearooms. Perfect if you're an old woman at heart like I am ;)
On Sunday I was lucky enough to attend the Fabb Birmingham Blogger event at The Custard Factory. I came across so many amazing brands and left with bags filled with complimentary goodies! I wasn't there long due to the fact I arrived quite late, but I still able to make the most of the afternoon. Little did I know that Tanya Burr and Zoella (amongst others) were doing their first Amity Fest at the Institute just a few doors down. I walked past a mile-long queue of screaming girls and wondered what was going on!
Amy and I decided to go for tea again before she dropped me off at the train station yesterday. We visited The Winding House in Bridgenorth. It's tucked out the way of the town centre but I'm glad we found it as it's so pretty and the food was delicious. We both had bacon and brie toasties followed by apple cake and a pot of tea. As you can see, we were really lucky with the weather so we decided to sit outside - the terrace had beautiful views of the lower town and river.
No amount of tea and cake could have prepared me for my train journey back to Southampton however, it was awful. The coaches were absolutely baking hot and so busy. What's worse, the train was delayed due to trespassers which meant we came to a stand still just before my stop. I'd got on the train at half 4 that afternoon and didn't get off till 9pm! Fortunately my boyfriend met me at the station with a bouquet of flowers to cheer me up which was a lovely surprise - I felt miles better :)
How was your weekend?