Phew! Now that bit's over, onto show and tell. Last weekend my good friend Charlotte came to stay. Charlotte is actually one of my oldest friends as we met in our first year of college and were inseparable pretty much from the first day. She's one of those awesome friends where you can not see them for a year and then when you do you fall straight back into your old friendship.
I wanted to show her the sights and sounds of Christchurch so we obviously paid a visit to my favourite haunt, Cheese and Alfie's. We both had eggs - Charlotte had eggs benedict and I had eggs royale. You can also see my 'deluxe hot chocolate' which was utterly divine.
After all that walking we had hungry bellies again so I whipped up dinner and we made a huge jug of mulled wine before settling in to watch Elf, which will no doubt be watched again over the Christmas period!
On Sunday Tom and I had tickets to see Alexisonfire at Brixton Academy. I have so many restaurants I'd like to visit in London that we couldn't miss out on an opportunity for dinner whilst we were there and so we went to Meat Market in Covent Garden. Meat Market has a bit of a cult following and you often have to queue (signs above the stairs on the way up state a strict 'no queuejumping' policy!) but we were lucky that because we went slightly before it gets busy for dinner it was relatively empty. Situated on the mezzanine floor above the Jubilee Market it's pretty much a 'fast food' restaurant; order at the till and then grab your food a few minutes later. Tom and I both had burgers, which were huge and very messy! You don't get knives and forks, just a big ol' roll of kitchen roll and by the end of it I had it all over my face, hands, and jeans! Tom had chilli fries which were like a meal in themselves! It was very yummy and sloppy and very filling.
We then went on to Brixton Academy for the gig. It was really good seeing Alexisonfire and bittersweet that it was their farewell gig but if I'm honest it kind of took the edge of it that it was quite a tiring ordeal! The coach travel in total was over five hours and we got to the Academy and 7 and Alexisonfire played until 11! I was exhausted by the end of it and then on the coach home there were loads of drunk teenagers drinking vodka and being noisy which ruined my plans to snooze in my slippers (yes I packed my slippers!)
Tom and I both had Monday off so we went and bought our Christmas tree and decorated the house. I'm going to post about this separately as I don't want to give you photo overload! This week has been a busy one at work along with my keeping up the exercise classes I've been doing so I'm looking forward to the weekend for a bit of a rest. Have you all had lovely weeks? I only have 9 days at work left until I break up for Christmas so I'm getting super excited to have a nice break and spend some time with friends and family.