It was a whirlwind first week! I started off with a trip to Oxford; it poured with rain, but I was captivated by the beauty of the city. Rows of quaint shops, stunning architecture and cobbled streets....I could easily while away a day there, but unfortunately it was Good Friday, so by the time we'd battled the traffic to get there and park the shops were soon shutting. Definitely a place to revisit.
Next up was a day of shopping in Windsor with an old friend. The weather was beautiful and it made for one of the nicest trips I've had to Windsor in a long time. There's nothing like feeling the warmth of the sun on your back to get you in the mood for summer....just look at that clear blue sky! The trip called for a good half hour spent in Waterstones dithering over books to buy; books have been a recurring theme these past two weeks. I've got back into reading and discovered a world of booktubers, not to mention spending an obscene amount of money on book upon book. Book haul anybody?
We rounded off the week with a family BBQ. Good food, good company and good weather (to begin with!) It was also the perfect occasion to wear my new necklace. A few weeks ago the guys at JewelStreet got in touch to see if I'd like to trial their website and choose something to review. JewelStreet are a 'market' of sorts, bringing together 300 designers and boutiques. There's so much to choose from, and I definitely lost an hour or so looking through all the collections. I particularly like that from the start you can filter through by material, and in the end I opted for this rose gold Atlantic salmon leather pendant from Marlin Birna. It's a really unusual design, and with its long chain it definitely fills a gap in my jewellery collection.
And that's it for the first week! There were a couple of other dalliances, including an Easter lunch, catching up with an old friend and a trip to Byron Hamburgers with Lizzie but unfortunately my camera was left at home. Be sure to come back to see what I got up to in the second week of my holidays!