I hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend!
Not sure about you guys but now that I don't have to work every bank holiday I really understand the appeal of them. I've been working since I was 13, and back in my hometown I would pull ice creams and make tea and coffee every weekend from March until October also working all the way through the holidays. I worked every bank holiday apart from Christmas because they were the busiest days of the year in a seaside resort so it was all hands on deck.
After that I worked at Argos while I was at college and uni and again I worked most bank holidays, mainly for the money as it used to be slightly more than the normal wage (not sure if that's still the case now?) so I never really got to appreciate having bank holidays to myself.
Once I got into a job which was Monday to Friday I believe I was actually confused as what to plan out for that weekend because I just wasn't used to having that time to myself. Now of course I've grown to fill most of my time with little creative endeavours or seeing friends and family when I can so while it seems like my time is booked up, I thoroughly enjoy that it's all on my terms - meaning I can choose to not do it if I so please.
So this bank holiday weekend, other than the cluster we have at Christmas, is the longest weekend of national holidays and one that many jump on a plane for or whisk away on a mini holiday. Now I didn't go on a holiday but I did take the time to see some friends, do some painting
and generally relax a lot with my partner. The weather was a little wet, and I'd managed to pull a muscle in my foot so getting around was a little difficult but it was nice to not have any expectations or commitments that would inevitably stress me out.
To kick it off in style, on the Thursday night when I got back to Manchester Piccadilly I met my partner in Northern Quarter and we had a couple of drinks (and a free cocktail from The Pen & Pencil) before having a relaxed night. Above is the cider I had, and I loved it- new favourite fruit cider.
Check out all the delays on Good Friday! Not that Good if you wanted to leave on time.
On the Friday I went to Liverpool for a day out with some friends. One of the girls was celebrating her Viva and had suggested a day out with us all seeing as though it was the bank holiday and we could all let our hair down. I need to get into the habit of taking pictures in order to put them in my posts, but I did capture this image and I think it really captures the feelings many have towards the avocado.
After that we spent the weekend really chilled! We have a lot of things coming up in the upcoming weeks so we took the opportunity to save our pennies and spend the time together instead. We did however get a little bit of money sent to us so we used it to buy ourselves some eggs in order to enjoy the tastier side of this national holiday!
These beauties (and the half-and-half one at the top) are from Aldi, and these little ones are all different flavours. I didn't even realise until Mike pointed it out, I just picked them because I love the different colours, is that bad?
How did you spend your holiday weekend? Were you productive or did you take the time to pamper yourself? Or did you jet off to warmer (or colder) climates? Comment below and let me know ❤️