It's been a busy week here as Friday was my birthday! I turned 27 and had a nice evening out with my family. And then on Saturday, my husband took me to Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant in Stratford as part of my birthday presents, and I had the most delicious meal. I'm not a foodie but I do enjoy cooking so it was a lovely treat. I had an antipasti board of cured meats, cheeses and pickles/jams followed by a ragu of different meats with tagliatelle. Yummy :)
We've also given notice to our landlord that we don't wish to renew our contract at the end of March so we now officially have one month to get moved into the new house. I'm hoping it can be done. Our landlord is already advertising our current house so we're getting a steady stream of visitors. It's always a bit awkward as it's not 'our house' but we did decorate it; luckily we've not had any tricky comments yet! I had to phone our solicitors and have a big moan at them on Friday as they've not done anything on our case all week - I'm going to phone back tomorrow and check things are actually happening as I'm not going to be homeless due to their incompetence! We're looking to exchange on the 15th and then move on the 22nd.
Aside from that, it's been business as usual this week with work etc. Next weekend I'm baking cupcakes for a friend of my sisters as it's her hen do. As part of the evening they're going to see Wicked so I'm making coconut and lime cupcakes with green icing and a sugar paste witches' hat. For the rest of today I plan to curl up with a good book before my in-laws come to visit in the evening. Hope you all had a good week :)
This week, I've been reading:
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth - this is a historical fiction retelling of Rapunzel for a blog tour I have coming up on March 11th. It was incredible, one of my favourite reads of the year so far.
Vow by Wendy Plump - I'm just over half-way through this memoir of marital infidelity. It's well written and incredibly honest.