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The One Where Georgia and Claire Came To Stay

Hello everyone! Apologies for doing a disappearing act - had one or two things to sort out but I'm getting there. Onwards and upwards! After pining for my two best university buddies, Claire and Georgia, I decided that it was high time that I invited them up for a few days to experience the tedium of my town high life and glamour that my life regularly involves....Naturally, they willingly oblidged and journeyed up the motorway from their distant lands to come and experience the delights of three days in Somerset, the county of Gods.

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Georgia was lucky enough to be the first to arrive which meant embracing my Father's knack for being the embarassing parent. Once he'd calmed down a little (excited Dad's are a bit like golden labradors, am I right?!), we headed off to Cheddar Gorge - the native home of Cheddar cheese. Rammed with toursists and smothered in that weird hot drizzle you get when the weather can't decide what it is doing, we took solace in a pub and attempted to get through our pints of soft drinks over strange conversations. Little rant here: Why do pubs do pints of soft drinks?! I ended up trying to down a pint of lemonade and lime like a woman possessed! Already a little knackered, we headed back to mine and my Grandma's abode where we were greeted by Claire having a cuppa with my Mamabear. A good old natter, an indian takeaway and the Olympics closing ceremony ensued before we were off to the land of nod. 

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Day two: our mission, if we chose to accept it, was venturing to Bristol's 'Cabot Circus' without passing out, imploding and/or dying.  If you've ever shopped there before, I'm sure you understand just how much it feels like you're shopping in quick sand and if you haven't, you basically manage about two shops in double the amount of hours and wonder where the hell the time went and why you've impulsively bought so many things despite the limited amount of shops you've been in! Phew! Thankfully we had Nando's to keep us going. More than a bit tired, we headed back to my hometown so that I could introduce the ladies to the ever popular cat, Charles. After a serious bit of cooing on my behalf, we decided to get down to business and commence FAJITA NIGHT! With very full bellies and very achey feet we settled down to a girly movie after tidying the house from tip to toe. 

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Tuesday consisted of a chilled out day up the seafront in order for us to recover from the craziness of the day before. We headed to the trusty (read: cheap) local Spoons for some food before steadily walking to another pub for drinks with my best friend. Before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye to an awesome few days. I know they will both be reading so I would just like to say: I love you two! 

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  1. Looks like you had a brilliant time! Thanks to your lovely photography - especially of the first photo - I'm now craving some pick'n'mix!

    Best Wishes,


  2. Looks like an amazing time, and I love your photos, so pretty!


  3. Ah i'm so jell you live near a beach it looks so beautiful! Lovely pictures! X

  4. Yes, i enjoyed this post! The photos are gorgeous and that mint color top just remind me of icecream, anywho u seems to enjoy your day there! x

  5. Sounds lovely! I visited Somerset a few weeks ago, it was my first visit but I really enjoyed it. We didn't end up doing much, but I'd love to explore further afield if I ever get the chance to return x

  6. Ahh sounds like a lovely visit. My friend from uni came to stay with us this week. It was bloody lovely to eat, catch up, eat, go for walks, eat and just generally enjoy each others company.

    Bootiful pics as ever :) x

  7. Friends, food, shopping and cats. A weekend with you seems perfect! x

  8. Sounds like you had such a good time! I love when friends come to stay in your home town and you get to show off the best bits or do tourist-y things that you usually don't get to do. It feels so special, I get so giddy when my friends come to stay - I think I'm the one that's like an excited labrador! xxx

  9. That cat is so cute, and oh my, that pink skirt, looks amazing! You look like you had fun :)

    Please if you have some time, could you check out my blog? I've just recently started it, hence the small amount of posts there are! I'd be very appreciative if you could stop by! :)

  10. you have described this weekend as so beautiful and magical. it also looks like a perfect weekend, sometimes just what we need to boost ourselves up a little.
    next time invite me thanks ;) x

    1. Read that post and just kept on saying 'mmmmm' out loud! really want a nando's now xx

  11. love your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

  12. Aww, sounds like you had a lovely couple of days! You gotta love a good Nando's with some friends! And that font on your photos is lovely (and your photos are amazing too), what is it? x

  13. So. Much. Yum. Delicious looking food! Sounds like such a lovely time :-) Beautiful photographs xxx

  14. Sounds like you had such a lovely time with your friends! Lovely photos, I adore your jumper and the sweets and food are so tempting! XxxX

  15. where did you get that green sweater? love your blog by the way!

  16. Looks like you had a great fun time! You seem to be very nice both inside and outside) Followed.


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