Pretty much the day after I got back from Milton Keynes I started to feel a bit sniffly. This quickly developed into a full blown chest infection, which lead to me spending the best part of three days in bed feeling very sorry for myself.
I also watched about 4 series of Charmed back to back on Netflix which brought back so many memories of my teenage years. Good times.
I did a little retail therapy with my sister at the weekend. As my wardrobe is busting at the seams I splurged on some new make-up. I am a big fan of Benefit products which tend to be pretty pricey. I bought one of these fab boxes which contained some of my favourite products in miniture form. The "They're Real" mascara is amazing - I highly recommend. I also bought a new MUA lip stain which is an absolute bargain and stays put for hours.
I tend to be a little lazy with my food photography so decided to try my hand at a little food styling. You will see the full blog post shortly but I was pretty pleased with the results. My love of baking and blogging is slowly coming back and it feels pretty good.
Yesterday I was doing a routine update of my macbook pro when it died. I don't know if it was a dud-update or something but it just refused to boot and corrupted my data. Luckily I live with the master of all technology and he stayed up until 2am bringing it back to life. It was a pretty stressful 8 hours but thankfully it is up and running again. *phew*
The nightmare of the laptop just happened to coincide with World Gin Day, so to relieve some of the stress I made myself a really tasty cocktail. I had a pot of leftover roasted strawberries from some earlier baking so I muddled them together in my cocktail shaker with some fresh basil leaves. I popped in some ice and poured in a generous measure of gin. After some vigorously fun shaking I strained it into an ice filled tumbler and topped up with bitter lemon.
Hope you all had a better week than I did.