Getting hot headed and hanging out with Karren Brady | 6 September Faves

 So you’ll be pleased and jealous to hear that I got back from NYC this morning after a long weekend there with the boy. It was his birthday whilst we were away and we celebrated by tandem biking around Central Park and at a roof top bar with expensive cocktails. 
Back in September however I spent some of my nights in a tent, another at the theatre and one afternoon I attended a work event at which Baroness Karren Brady spoke; I’m looking forward to the new series of the apprentice starting this evening…
Laptop showing my blog
Blogging Sundays
1/ As my FIRST camping festival experience, I have to say Bestival was pretty damn good. Despite the long journey, (which included missing two ferries whoops), and the hill and the heavy bags and the confusing tent – once we were there and set up I had the best time with the girls! Tips for those who have never camped at a festival before – take plenty of hand sanitiser (I got addicted to using it all the time) and baby wipes (yes thats how you shower), also plenty of glitter and perhaps a chilli hat, just because why not?
The girls at Bestival
Me wearing a chilli hat
Getting hot headed at Bestival
2/ Another recipe with a twist – did my own tweaked version of this Hemsley Hemsley recipe, and swapped in the pomegranate, check it out with photos on my recipe post here.
More Hemsley cooking
3/ Lee’s friend Luke is currently touring the country in the play “The Mousetrap”, so whilst performing in Gravesend, three of us went along to watch as a surprise.  It wasn’t until the very end, that Luke saw us there lurking and grinning in the front row and nearly forgot his final line – a great play, one not to miss if you have the chance to see it – check out the 2015/16 tour dates here.
Ticket for mousetrap
The Mousetrap
4/ To celebrate the old man’s birthday this year, I headed back up North to hang out with the family for the weekend. We ended up at a surprise 50th wedding anniversary afternoon tea part which was lovely. Met up with old family friends and met many new faces from home too, there was fantastic cake and butties too (always a bonus, never enough sandwiches though). A lovely afternoon celebrating a great couple, one of those pretend Auntie and Uncles we all have, they really are fab!
Dad and I
Dad and I
5/ As you’ll know, I’m not into fashion blogging but I did want to comment on how much I love this time of year, and in particular some of the Autumn fashion colours and styles. Love wearing this black roll neck jumper and these leopard print vans – I’ve got a couple of burnt orange pieces too, my favourite colour!
Leaves and shoes
Autumn fashion
Black roll neck jumper
love black roll necks
6/ At the beginning of the month I attended the annual graduate event at work; having just finished the graduate scheme so it was my last chance to attend. This year Baroness Karren Brady was the keynote speaker during the afternoon session, sharing her stories about the football and business world to over 300 graduates and apprentices. An interesting lady, she talked about how male the football industry (is) but very much was when she took over Birmingham City FC, I mean she was only 23 years old – I cannot even DREAM of what that was like. She had some funny anecdotes about men commenting on her being a woman in the football industry but in true feisty style has stood up for herself throughout.
A very inspiring lady.. bring on this year’s Apprentice comments and banter…
My name place at the event
My seat at the event

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