Food festivals and vintage fairs

I’m going to have to be a big ol’ British person cliché and start off this post by commenting on the beautiful weather we’ve had this weekend.  I have definitely managed to soak up a lot of sunshine over the last couple of days  – have to make the most of it in case it goes away again! On Friday night we walked Bodhi to the pub through this little forest path that unfortunately was a lot muddier than we’d originally thought it would be. I took the three instagram snaps above on the way.  It’s evenings like this that feel so different than when I lived in Southampton and I do cherish being able to walk through the countryside with the dog and sit in a country pub with a glass of wine on a Friday night rather than going on a big night out.

Yesterday Tom, my friend Nicole and I went to Christchurch Food Festival, which is a short walk from us in the centre of town.  We spent the whole day strolling up and down the street, trying all the different foods and drinks on offer.  Between us we ate Chinese food, chicken in pitta with salad, cupcakes, pastries, currywurst, scallops and churros, drank cider, ale and sangria, and came home with more cider, breads and cheeses.

Me and Nicole hanging out at The Priory listening to jazz

Tom’s chorizo and scallops

In the evening we just munched on more bread and cheese and watched the Britain’s Got Talent final.  The highlight of the evening was when Pudsey the dog came on the TV – Bodhi instantly jumped up from where he was napping on the rug and stuck his face right up against the TV screen.  His little nose was pressed on Pudsey for the whole routine! 

Today my Mum and I went to Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair in Bournemouth.  We had loads of fun rifling through all the clothes and I came away with two tops and a woolly jumper which I’m sure will pop up here in outfits in due course.  We also bumped into Joseph from Unlimited By JK – he was there taking photographs for the event and kindly took my photo outside in the sunshine.

When we got back from the fair, Tom, me and my parents walked to the same pub (not the muddy route this time!) for lunch, with Bodhi in tow again.  We all had roast dinners but it was a bit disappointing (burnt Yorkshire puddings! Sacre Bleu!)  Now, after a little blog reading session I expect it will be sofa and blanket time for catching up on last night’s episodes of The Bridge.  Have you been soaking up the sun this weekend?

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