My week…

This week I’m getting involved with a bit of a blog challenge from lovely lifestyle blog La Vie Sophie – If you’ve not already checked out her blog, do it now! After meeting her at the Company blog awards earlier this year Sophie has inspired me with her gorgeous photographs and charming way with words. It’s one of my favourite blogs and again she has come up trumps again with the inspiration behind today’s post to discuss what we’ve been up to this week…


Sophie says “I don’t know if it’s just me but I usually find that Sundays get a bit neglected as a posting day. The last day of the weekend can get a bit hectic when you realise a new week is rolling round and you don’t have a clean shirt for work/uni/school/college etc, so for this reason I’ve decided to start a weekly blog feature. The aim of it is to make myself sit for five minutes to think about what I’ve done that week. It doesn’t have to be writing a symphony or saving a life, it can be as simple as having eaten a really tasty dinner or going for a walk. To make it a bit easier I’m going to provide little headings for myself, only 6 of them, to fill in at the end of the week.”

I thought that this was such a great idea that I immediately wanted to get involved. There are some other fabulous bloggers joining her challenge to reflect on the week, which includes bloggers Kimberley, Alexandra, Alex  and Holly, and probably many more this week!

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So here are the things I’ve done this week:

Ate… Mince pies and drank mulled apple juice. You don’t have to tell me… But in my defence the mince pies were half price! 

Watched… The film Julie and Julie starring Meryl Streep as celebrity cook Julia Child and cute Amy Adams as blogger Julie Powell. This is a true story and is pretty inspiring for all us bloggers out there. If you’ve not seen it, get the DVD and watch it now – I’m not kidding – it will make you happy. It’s been out a while and I’d never watched it before but I picked up the DVD at a carboot sale, and although the cover was uninspiring and I was pretty sure I was in for a rather dull watch, as soon as the film started I was enchanted. I watched it with mum and then made hubby watch it too and now I think they understand my world of blogging better!

Listened to… The Chris Evans breakfast show on Friday 11th October. I rarely listen to a whole radio show but when I heard the line up of Tom Hanks, David Jason, Robbie Williams and James Blunt, I cleared a little space in my diary to sit with the radio and listen to the whole show. It was a great show packed full of interesting gossip, as you’d expect from a line up like that, and it was lovely to hear a rare interview with David Jason and listen to him slipping into the Del Boy accent while he was discussing Only Fools and Horses – as if that’s not his real voice! Put it on iPlayer and listen again if you missed it.

Laughed at… Kevin McCloud. In everything he does. This week I chuckled at him doing a serious summing-up while wearing a bath robe and slippers on Grand Designs and I laughed at all the little animations of him during each episode of Man Made Home that I’ve been catching up on. I just think he is so funny, he doesn’t even have to say anything, even his expressions crack me up! Plus I laughed at my friend and I emailing each other the exact same message – word-for-word – at the same time, and it wasn’t even a short message. unbelievable!

Read… Caitlin Moran’s How to Be a Woman. What can I say? This is a writer that I’ve admired for a long time and I’m pleased to report that she’s not let me down with this part-biography, part-manual. I’ve been laughing out loud and it’s actually cutting into my own writing time because I don’t want to stop reading it!

Went… to the bingo! I know it’s probably not considered to be the ‘coolest’ of things to do on a Saturday night, but I had a great time with my friends and I’m sure that the image of bingo halls is changing – it’s very swish and glitzy nowadays – but I’ll share more about this night out with you soon!

Join in with Sophie’s weekly challenge by visiting her blog La Vie Sophie.

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in Lifestyle Promotion Studies and is trained in Personal Money Management. She loves to ‘get the look for less’ so regularly shares thrifty-living advice, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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