The Bank Holiday Weekend Edit: things to do, wear, see and eat
Hello weekend, I’m definitely ready for you.
We’ve all been gritting our teeth through all the rain recently so a bit of spring warmth is most definitely in order. And bang on cue, the weather is supposed to be glorious this weekend. Need some inspiration? Here’s some simple ideas…
Make breakfast muffins. I love pancakes, but they’re time-consuming and a bit messy. Fruity breakfast muffins are the perfect alternative for lazy weekend breakfasts and brunch. They’re delicious and simple – and you can make them in advance.
If you don’t already have a favourite recipe, then I recommend trying this recipe from Nadiya Hussain. It’s easy and they are tasty hot or cold.
Nice weather means new clothes. It’s been so chilly this week that I’ve not even thought about some new summer clothes. But we are promised sunshine and warmth for the Bank Holiday weekend!
A great transitional piece right now is this top from Seasalt.
I’m particularly loving these sandals from Seasalt too. Up to 30% off all their footwear!
Pick up a book. And then read it, preferably with a cup of tea in the sunshine. I go through spurts of discovering new authors, as well as enjoying suggestions from my book club. Right now, I’m reading Clare Mackintosh third book Let Me Lie, another chilling and twisty thriller. Our book club read is A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman, makes you laugh and cry and feel sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life. So plenty to enjoy this weekend.
Be a blossom tourist. Soft, blousy flowers and blue sky are such a happy combination. Go seek it out. You don’t have to go anywhere fancy to find blossom. Just take a walk around your local streets.
Magnolia is at its best right now – catch it now before it all disappears!
Pack away your winter wardrobe. I love delving in the boxes in my wardrobe and re-discovering all the pretty spring clothes I’ve forgotten about. This weekend, I’m going to try and shift things round and bag up all my thick winter clothes. Make sure everything’s clean before you pack it away, and always remember to include some moth repellents to protect your nice knitwear.
Easy TV. Not sure if it’s spring, or a response to life being busy – but right now I’m all about the comfort tv. In spare moments I have been re-watching old episodes of Escape to the Chateau. It’s dreamy and amusing – and it makes me wish I could up sticks. Maybe as I love being in France I should have done something similar years ago. If you fancy some drama, I’d also recommend the Welsh BBC drama, Keeping Faith. It’s one of best things I’ve seen this year.