Lifestyle: A Lazy Weekend

At the beginning of the month it worked out that, between boyfriend visits, I had a whole two weekends to myself. Considering the last weekend I had to myself was in mid-November it was absolute bliss to completely relax. I love that despite being in a long distance relationship me and W can still see plenty of each other (we’re making the most of it until September!), but it was so lovely to have time to myself. Time where I’m not stressing about work, getting dinner etc, time just to sit and do as I pleased.

 photo 2015-01-04 15.30.47_zpsvezsh3fa.jpg photo 47e5802c-e5ba-4d87-bc53-318aa387807e_zpslrr7dulz.jpgI took some time to sit and read cookbooks. Not make anything from them, just read them. It might seem strange to some, but it’s a pastime I’ve always loved. Both of these books are from GBBO contestants, and both are favourites on my shelf. Simple recipes, amazing photographs, and a chatty style. I also made time to sit and reflect on the last few days in my One Line A Day journal. I’ve been loving doing this, and having time to myself meant I could read back on the previous weeks. It’s clear I’m becoming more positive whilst using it!

 photo 2015-02-22 15.31.06_zpshptin7na.jpgAnd of course, no relaxing read would be complete without cookies*. These are made with fair-trade products, but whatever they are made from they are damn delicious! My favourite were the stem ginger, perfect with a hot chocolate.

 photo 2015-02-07 09.26.33_zpsaiad9gki.jpgA pamper session was also on the cards, including one of my favourite new products. The B Glycolic Acid Peel Cleanser is more of a mask treatment, and it sloughs away dead skin to reveal a wonderful glow. I find it makes my skin a little sensitive, so it’s reserved for once a week only, but it’s definitely made a drastic improvement on how my foundation applies.

 photo 2015-01-24 11.59.31_zpsici62gs8.jpgI also went on a little browse round the shops, proving to be a fatal mistake. I discovered Topshop now make bras in my size, and pretty ones at that. I could have bought the whole range…it’s been a long time since I’ve felt so enamoured with my underwear drawer!

And that’s my relaxing weekend, though it maybe didn’t leave me as relaxed as this guy was clearly feeling…
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How do you make sure your weekends are relaxing? What are you up to this weekend?

  • I love reading cookbooks as well! I don’t cook that often from them but it’s so nice to sit down and flick through all the lovely photos! Cookies look delicious too 🙂 x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      Glad it’s not just me! x

  • Jennifer K

    I love reading cookbooks too! This weekend I’ve come home to see my family – I’ve brought no work home with me and intend to enjoy good food and the rugby 🙂
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      I completely missed the rugby this weekend, I was gutted! Do you prefer the internationals, or club rugby? x