It’s time for a little catch up. Time seems to be flying by right now at a rate of knots as we find ourselves in the midst of crunchy-leafed autumn. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately…
Going out with the girls for Vogue’s Fashion Night Out. Complimentary bubbly whilst watching a few fashion shows wasn’t a bad way to spend the evening. There were DJs scattered all over town, including outside of Selfridges and in many of the shops. I even spotted Bip Ling on the decks in Ugg.Whilst I didn’t buy anything on the night itself, I have recently made a few cheeky purchases from New Look. A girl can never have enough pairs of cute pumps right? And as I love anything sheep-related, I just had to pick up this cute jumper!Hopping from shopping to science (a topic that Darren is much more interested in!), Darren and I had a great time at the Museum of Science and Industry when we went to visit the Brains: The Mind as Matter exhibition. Exploring the quest of science over the years to manipulate and decipher the human brain, it was fascinating. I’d highly recommend a visit if you’re in the area.
Although no photos were allowed in the exhibition itself, I did end up getting my own picture on the screens hanging from the ceiling in their entrance hall!Now it’s rare that I write a post where food doesn’t feature in some capacity, and this blog post will be no exception. Much to my excitement, this week we’ve been cracking out the first mince pies of the season. I think I’ll pretty much be living on these right through to January and I can highly recommend Waitrose’s offerings.Another new foodie item that has recently made its way into our life is this rather serious looking machine. Having become hooked on proper espressos whilst we were in Italy, Darren has bought himself an espresso machine. I’m not keen on coffee myself, but he’s loving it.
And continuing with the theme of food, as soon as I found out that we were having another Manchester Food & Drink Festival, we went straight down to Albert Square to see what was going on. We ended up picking up a bag full of interesting sausages. It was the same sausage stall that we’ve seen at the Christmas markets, so we made a bee-line for it straight away as we knew how good they would be! Once the Christmas markets launch in mid-November, we’ll definitely be there buying some more 🙂And of course I needed to indulge my sweet tooth, so we tucked into plenty of churros dipped in chocolate sauce. Whenever I see somewhere selling churros, I always have to get involved!What have you been up to lately?