Diary of a wannabe traveller – Part 8 | Café Life

I have to be honest, I’ve been hating on blogging for the past couple of months. 

Zero motivation. 

Ideas, but no urge to write anything.

Hundreds of travel tips and photos to share, but nothing to really say. 

So I’ve given myself a break from the weekly posts I was doing whilst I was away (for the most part), and focussed on making personal plans for the next few months. 

Maybe this is the start of a whole host of new posts, maybe not – but I wanted to share a short update of life after travel. 

Café Life

I was fortunate to find and get a job in a café in Chester within a week of returning – my friend Jenna sent me the advert for jobs and as she has worked there too I think it helped my employability (and of course my LOVE for cafés). 

The team at 49 Watergate are amazing, and I’m having such a laugh with all the girls working there. Highlights include: a woman calling me a temptress after I suggested she could have a brie sandwich with her soup, accidentally serving two women cold coffee the other day as I got totally distracted and forgot to warm the milk, plus having a shift with Jenna on her first day back having not worked together for 12 years – throwback or what! 

Jenna and I at the café

Hen Parties 

One of the reasons I returned from travelling has been to celebrate two weddings with friends over the summer, which of course also means Hen Parties! There’s been six naked butlers, a huge house near Blackpool starring my friend Verity, a DJ and a saxophonist and plenty of shots in the North East for my friend Chappy. An amazing couple of weekends hanging out with some fabulous women from different friendship groups – looking forward to seeing them all at the weddings too! 

All of us in black at Sarah's hen party
Sarah’s hen party

Reading & Watching 

In my spare time, when I’m not hanging out with Butlers in the Buff at Hen parties I’ve done a bit of reading and watching Netflix. Here’s my latest recommendations:

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – if you’ve not read this heart wrenching true story, I strongly urge you to grab some tissues and get stuck in. Despite the horror depicted, this beautifully illustrated story documents Lale’s life in Auschwitz. It was his hope and love for a fellow prisoner that kept him going during his three years as a tatowierer (tattooist) there. 

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley – not your usual murder mystery, when there’s a small group of friends in a remote location, one of them must be the killer right? A group of university friends meet annually to celebrate NYE, this time their in the highlands. But as the time passes, tensions rise and cracks start to appear in the seemingly blissful relationships. Who turns out to be the victim and which friend could possible kill them?! 

The Victim, BBC – a four part story about a grieving mother on the hunt of the killer of her son, 15 years prior. The story unfolds around her, and a guy she thinks is the killer who had supposedly been given a new identity. Is she the victim or is she victimising an innocent man? 

Fleabag S2, BBC – if you’re not a Fleabag fan yet, you need to be. Phoebe Waller – Bridge’ unnamed, dry, funny, hot mess of a character is back as she tries to make sense of the single landscape, which this time features a dark and handsome Priest. Family chaos ensues as always, but my favourite part of this show is her ability to break the fourth wall so slickly, bringing the audience right into the depths of her mind. The honesty of her character really hits home. 

Dead to me, Netflix – a dark comedy about two women who bond over grief at a “friends of Heaven” meeting. As they become best friends, their relationship evolves and unearths some dark secrets of their own, of their partners and those around them. I loved the dark friendship that builds in this, and all the twists and turns – plus 30 min episodes are the best in my opinion. 

So, that’s my little May update! It’s my parents wedding anniversary today so congratulations to them! 

What have you been doing this month? 

The group of us at verity's party
Verity’s hen party

2 Comments

  1. Jess
    June 3, 2019 / 2:57 pm

    Returning after a big trip travelling is the absolute worst! I hope you get into the swing of things soon. I found planning exciting things to do at the weekend helped me and gave me something to look forward to. That, and think of the things you hated about travelling. It’s easy to look at it with rose tinted glasses!

    xoxo
    Jess
    The Crown Wings | UK Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    • Sarah
      Author
      June 3, 2019 / 6:11 pm

      hahah yes I’ve been doing exactly that – and planning my next trip phew!

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