The Weekend #2

16.8.16

ALL SORROWS IN LIFE STEM FROM THE LACK OF CAKE


This post could have also been named "Photos I Love But Have Nothing To Write About", because that's exactly the case here.

In the effort to become a Better Lifestyle Blogger, I'm trying to get into the habit of taking my camera out and about me.  And when me and my best friend arranged a shopping date in Guildford, my camera was the first thing I put in my bag.

You see, not only is she an amazing friend in general (they all are) but she's also incredibly supportive when it comes to my blog.  She's not the only one, but she is the only non-blogging friend I have who actively encourages me to shake off my insecurities and awkwardness and not only take photos in public places but to actually put myself in the frame and just go for it!

But let's focus on the important stuff; that cake you see pictured up above.  Guildford is a goldmine for independent cafes and eateries, with hidden gems nestled down many of the cobbled side streets.  On this occasion we headed for Carcoli, sat on the third floor of a cook shop atop Guildford's hill.  It's a modern glass building which you can't miss, and really catches your eye whilst bucking the stereotypical coffee shop facade.

Speaking of which, neither of us drinks coffee so the drinks were wasted on us.  The cakes though.  Wow...

In the end we chose this delicious chocolate-y, biscuit-y, tiffin-y wonder.  I've found my taste buds have changed over this year, and while I still have quite the sweet tooth it's rare that anything treat-wise actually lives up to my expectations.

This though.  This was something else.

Worth.  Every.  Bite.


Now in the hope of bringing this post back to what I'm trying to angle it towards (a weekend recap FYI, rather than an ode to cake), I'll finish with this.

I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but not only are the weekends more precious to me now that I don't have the luxury of school holidays, but I really feel like I get so much more out of them.  I tend to book in things to do, places to visit and people to see just to be sure that I don't waste a second.  Sometimes I'm exhausted, but for the most part it's incredibly fulfilling to create memories and build stronger relationships.

I want these weekend posts to be a reflection of that.  In many ways I already use my blog as a way of documenting things that matter to me, and I'd like to extend that more to the little moments that make me happy.

This weekend was one of those occasions.  My bestie and I don't always get the chance to see each other as often as we'd like, but a day in each others' company is always a good thing.  I came home with a lighter purse, a pair of culottes that finally work for me and more make up on my face than when I left in the morning....and a huge smile of contentment on my face.


And I can't ask for more than that.

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