22.08

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Here’s the low down on what’s caught my eye just lately…

 1. A soft yellow print scarf. Wouldn’t it look so pretty all draped and bunched alongside a tweed jacket?
2. Roughly cut gold and amethyst earrings. I bought Jo a similar pair of uncut diamonds for her 21st last year, and have been hankering after a pair of my own ever since!
3. This tan trench coat.
4. Bohemian head scarves. Are they too summery to be worn in autumn though, do you think?
5. Wholewheat apple muffins. I made blueberry muffins the other day, and even though I cut down the sugar massively (370 grams down to 250!) they were still far too sweet for my taste. I think these ones from casa del Smitten Kitchen sound wonderful.
6. Chunky gold bracelets and navy nail varnish.
7. Caramel chocolate crinkle cookies. I could look at that strand of caramel aaaaaall day! ;)
8. A leaf, gold-leafed.

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20.08

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Our day in London was a little more rushed, and a little more brief than we’d previously planned! We went to bed super late the night before and didn’t think to set an alarm (duh) and so woke up hideously late. We’re kind of aiming (in the next year of our relationship) to try and get a handle on our time-keeping. We’ve accidentally become one of those couples that people *expect* to be late to events, which is bad. Maybe by the time we’re celebrating our fifth anniversary, we’ll be a little more on top of things? #idoubtit

But hey! Back to the story! After our late start, one missed train, two squiggly liquid eyeliner-lines and a hasty up-do later, we finally made it up into the city!

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Our first stop in town was Patty & Bun, just behind Oxford Street. Thank you to everyone on twitter who put up with me being a burger bore all last week, whilst I scouted for recommendations. And double thanks to everyone who steered us away from Meat Liquor, and towards P&B instead. I know I’ve said it before about a burger (hey, we were all young and naive once, right?) but this really is the best burger I’ve ever had. The squishiness! The cheese! That sauce! Those onions! Oh man. I literally did not stop talking about it all day. In fact, at one point Jase caught me staring off into the middle distance and said ‘Penny for your thoughts?’ and well, those thoughts were burger-shaped, let me tell you.

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After we’d consumed The Feast of a Lifetime (or at least the last four years) we trekked East over to the Tower of London. And man, it really is a trek! Wouldn’t it be really great if you could just shuffle London up, and put all your favourite bits together to cut down on tube journeys? I’d put the Kings Road right next to Waterloo, and pop Covent Garden at the end of it.

Anyway! The Tower of London was predictably awesome. It’s quite amazing to be standing inside a building parts of which are around 800 years old, and be able to see both the Shard and the Gherkin at the same time. The juxtaposition of ancient and modern is one of the things I love most about London.

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Below: Audio-guiding it! Cider-with-Rosie-4th-anniversary-18
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Below: Traitor’s gate. We were sad they didn’t have any pretend heads on spikes. We wanted to see some (fake) gore!Cider-with-Rosie-4th-anniversary-11

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Below: After a day of watching the bridge like a hawk hoping that it would be raised, just before we were about to leave, up it went! I got preeeeeetty excited! Anyone else thinking about the Spice Girls Movie right now? ;)Cider-with-Rosie-4th-anniversary-10

Four years on from our first proper date, and Jason’s my best friend now more than ever. He makes my heart burst with love each and every day. Here’s to another year of crosswords, weekend trips to get our hair cut at the same time, Kevin-from-the-Office impressions, laughing until our stomachs hurt, helping each other better our businesses, leisurely weekend walks with that handsome dog of ours, and evenings on the sofa with the duvet. I’m the luckiest :)

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20.08

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…for a day spent pottering around London with that handsome man of mine. Speaking of jeans, these ones are my newest purchase, and are maybe, no, DEFINITELY the best thirty pounds I’ve ever spent. They are off.the.charts comfortable.

And good job too, since right after these photos were taken I went and ate my body weight in burgers, rosemary fries, and chicken wings. Photos of that incredible grease-fest to come tomorrow…

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Top (dress, worn as top): American Apparel // Jeans: H&M // Belt: Topshop (similar) // Bag: Mulberry // Shoes: French Sole // Scarf (tied to bag): Vintage, my Grandma’s // Watch: Vintage, my Grandad’s // Bracelet: Accessorize (exact colour discontinued0

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19.08

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This compote has finally, after twenty two (and a half) years of solid dislike, made me enjoy eating porridge. This is good news! It means I can finally fulfil my lifelong ambition of being someone who wakes up on a frosty winter morning, puts on slippers and a fluffy dressing gown, and then potters downstairs in the half-light to make a reviving bowl of porridge and cup of tea. Idealistic? Youbetcha.

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