Sunday 6 March 2016

Sunday Smiles RETURNS

Oh man. It's been so long since I've written a Sunday Smiles post.
I used to love the routine of writing it up every Saturday and reflecting on some of the more positive things I did during the week. Made me feel a bit less like the horrible scrooge that I am...
This past few weeks have been dire - I have been so overwhelmed with uni work and life, and to be honest, have hardly left the house at all. Blogging, fun and my sanity have pretty much taken a back seat...

This week, though, in many ways has been SO much worse but also a whole lot better. I may have shed a tear (or ten) and had a slight breakdwown (final year is a bitch) but I've also smiled hell of a lot. :-)


Aisha and I went for dinner and a catch up with our beautiful friend Emma. I hadn't seen her in so long and she is just the sweetest person on earth so it was lovely to see her!
The restaurant (Juno Lounge in Roath) is so quirky and pretty - all dimly lit and ambient with candles and prettiness. The sherbert lemonade (yes, you heard right) I had was absolutely beeeauutiful. Going to work out a recipe for it ASAP!

sherbert lemonade, juno lounge cardiff

Martin and I went for a kind-of-but-not-really-romantic (if you've ever met Martin you'll understand what I mean...) evening where we had some tapas, drinks and desserts just the two of us. It was nice to put on a bit of make up and get out of the house together. Earlier in the week we also went for a monday sundae at our favourite ice cream place Coco Gelato and it was the best EVER. Honest to god. No lie. We literally demolished it in like 7 seconds. YES BITCH.

Spontaneous plans are the best. The super lush Charli (from High Street Beauty Junkie) and I went to an event organised by Ten Mill Lane for their ingenius new menu.We bumped into my friend from our course whilst we were there which was such a nice surprise too! As well as the cocktail tasting - there was a canvas to get a little bit crafty with, and my main love in life: a cheese board.
FYI - The cocktails are all inspired by well-known paintings which is so different and interesting, I was really impressed. If you're local to Cardiff/South Wales I definitely recommend paying a visit!

ten mill lane cardiff cocktail, the blue dress

art canvas and easel

This is a bit of a random one but my bus was delayed 20 minutes and while at the bus stop I got chatting to an older lady who was just fab. She told me about her wild weekend away last week where she got drunk on cheap drinks and about the time she ran out of money when visiting Edinburgh and had to sleep in her car in a car park (no surprise there, it's fucking expensive, man. Like, sell your kidneys for a bag of crisps). I loved chatting to her - older people have so many class stories and us youngsters should really stop and ask about them a bit more.

Saturday was a lovely day. Aside from the typical Teri embarassment and stupidity - I turned up at the wrong venue for afternoon tea with my mam and sister that we had booked as a Mother's Day susprise. I was SO sure I was in the right place but didn't have my phone to ring any one and it was just bloody awful. And embarassing - the guy was like "are you sure you're in the right place?" UH YEAH DO I LOOK STUPID TO YOU MATE??? I am stupid. It defo wasn't the right place. But once I finally got to where I needed to be it was a gorgeous afternoon. So lush to spend some quality time with my fave ladies. (The actual venue was Miskin Manor which is just stunning).

sisters at miskin manor
mothers day afternoon tea at miskin manor
Miskin Manor, Pontyclun

What a week!
Even just writing about this has made me feel 128294833x better and more positive. Life isn't too bad, ey? (remind me I said that when I'm pouting at the end of the week)
What have you been up to this week?
Teri-May xx


  1. I can't believe you turned up at the wrong place for afternoon tea haha! Only you would do that ;)
    Looks like you had a fab week full of lots of yummy food and drinks, I'm jel!

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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