Declarations of love for bingo at the races | 6 August Faves

I’ve been meaning to post this for ages, but never had chance to finish it off! After some lovely compliments on my blog from friends last night, I thought I better get some posts up. Got lots of travels coming up next month, so really looking forward to sharing photos on here.

Following my bout of running excitement back in July, last month was a lot less active and instead included a couple of engagement celebrations and an encouraging interest in cooking from recipe books.

Grass and clovers with raindrops on
Rain droplets on the grass in Bath

1/ First things first, a delightful long weekend in Wiltshire with my family. A lovely walk around Avebury, who boasts rocks and stones, in fact older than stonehenge! You may have seen my post on Bath’s baths which was full of historical excitement and facts which I loved, take a glance right here if you fancy it. 

Rocks at Avebury

2/ Engagement celebrations followed the weekend after for my cousin and her lovely man. A large (other side of the) family party ensued and I had one glass of wine too many, resulting in enthusiastic declarations of love for my sister. 

Engagement Cup Cakes

3/ ANOTHER engagement celebration the following weekend saw myself and the boy heading back up north for a day a Chester Races. Despite working there for four years, I had only had the pleasure of experiencing busy days at the hotel rather than attending the excitement. After careful planning from my friend Zack 20 odd of us, suited and booted, prepped for the day with a delicious breakfast, betted away our earnings and finished up with chicken hanging kebabs in the Botantist (not as good as Newcastle but still fab). 

Lee and I at the races

Chicken Kebab

4/ “All the ones, eleven” – yes you heard, a mad Saturday night saw Lee and I stocking up on cheap pints, green dabbers and a book of numbers in the hope to win at the bingo. Down in Tooting Broadway, Gala bingo is set in a gorgeous on theatre, I was genuinely surprised having walked past it so many times! Great fun, however we sadly didn’t win anything – would defo go back to hang with the oldies. 

Bingo night

5/ Cooking was of interest to me this month. I recooked the Jamie Oliver Cajun Chicken recipe for my family and best friend, the recipe is on this post just here. Then one Friday night I took to my new Hemsley Hemsley cook book to try something a bit different; meatballs and cauliflower tabbouleh; an overall success and surprisingly simple to cook! Check out the recipe here, I found it online

Ingredients for Jamie's Cajun Chicken meal

Meatballs and Cauliflower tabbouleh

6/ Finally Lee and I were able to abseil down the Arcelor Mittal Orbit after our July date was a little on the windy side. Due to previous session being cancelled we were compensated with go pro cameras to film our 80m journey down. There were fantastic views and it was pretty cool just hovering in the air; I’d definitely recommend it, especially if you have chance to do it for charity too! Check out my post and video here, and thanks to everyone who sponsored us in the summer. 

Arcelor Mittal Orbit


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