A Weekend Away.

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I really wish it wasn’t Monday. I’ve had such a lovely weekend and didn’t want it to end! This weekend I headed out to the country to stay with the wonderful Charlotte of What Charlotte Eats, and much fun was had. By ‘fun’, I may mean ‘food’, but I do also mean ‘fun’!
On Friday evening we went out for delicious dinner at Lamb’s in Stratford, where we both had, funnily enough, lamb.
I followed this up with Eton mess with lemon and passionfruit. It was wonderful. Eton mess is a severely underrated dessert, don’t you think?
The next day we went off into the Cotswolds and ate some parsnip soup up a hill with some sheep. So here’s an outfit photo with added sheep for proof I was in the countryside!
Coat : New Look
Jumper : H&M
Jeans : Forever 21
Boots : Evans
Turban : H&M
Bag : Marc by Marc Jacobs (borrowed from Charlotte)
Necklace : Tatty Devine
Then I made Charlotte put on a brave face and pose with her mug of lovely soup. We’d just had a tragic soup-related accident, so she’s doing a good job of looking like she’s over it.
Sheep!
Then we went for a stroll around Stow-in-the-Wold, which involved charity shops, bazaars and a tea room. My kind of village. Charlotte introduced me to a truly remarkable confection, lardy cake. Having never had it before, I was slightly dubious about ordering, so we shared one and shared a scone with jam and cream.
The famous cake…
During the charity shop rummage, I came upon the very thing I needed: a jewel for my plain, black headgear. It was perfect.
And I also picked up this amazing watch for £6 in a little bazaar. My huge, chunky gold watch is great, but very temperamental, and this one feels so unusual and pretty. It even has little rhinestones instead of numbers. 
That evening we drove to Hidcote Manor for a wonderful/creepy walk in the gardens. They were all illuminated and ~atmospheric~ and looked a bit like this:
Before I went on my merry way back to London, Charlotte set me up with pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. Because she is wonderful.
So there you have it! My weekend in pictures. I’ve got a lot to look forward to this week, namely a cinema trip to see Les Enfants du Paradis, a jaunt to Oxford to see my little bro (which my mum & I take advantage of in order to go to Bicester), the UCL LGBT World AIDS Day charity ball, and the publication of the third edition of the UCL magazine (the one what I co-edit, remember). It’s all happening for Bets.

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