Monday, 6 May 2013

Smiles of the week: We're up all night to get lucky

Well done Britain, you really did bank holiday weather perfectly. After months and months of wondering whether the sun would ever rear its head again, it timed its first real appearance absolutely perfectly. I spent most of my bank holiday Monday sitting in various parts of Leeds just staring at the sky, then most of the evening staring at the clock just across the river from my balcony in disbelief at the 20C temperature it was displaying. I was beginning to forget that temperatures like that actually existed.

The main highlight of my week (and possibly my year so far) was Live at Leeds which I talked about in my last post but even without that it was a pretty decent week. Here's a few highlights for you nosy people out there.

-Booking tickets to see Bastille in October. It may be months away but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to be a little bit over-excited already

-Finding a new pair of sunglasses that don't make me look like I should be holding a white stick or a guide dog.

-Last week's episode of New Girl. Normally Halloween episodes of American shows can be a bit terrible but this one was brilliant. Although I'm starting to get a bit distressed by Jess and Nick still not getting together.

-Being a good person and getting one of those 'healthy' pizzas from Pizza Express. It made a nice change having the salad in the middle and still managed to fill me up- winner.

-Having a hysterical night out which involved my friend's boyfriend wearing a giant poster for a club night as a dress when we took a brief trip to the night's rival venue.

-Actually having a brilliant time in the queues for Live at Leeds and time between bands because of the hilarious company I had.

-Sitting in a beer garden before The Vaccines. Briefly. Then after being offended by the lack of ANY cider and the insane prices for all other summery drinks ending up sitting in a basement bar drinking cheap bottles of Kopparberg. We may have missed a few hours of sunshine but at least we gained some decent drinks. Plus we avoided bankrupting ourselves in the name of alfresco drinking.

-Getting into bed on Sunday night after two nights out, another attempted night out, hours of queuing, walking miles and miles between venues and jumping around to lots of bands. My legs had had enough and were incredibly appreciative that they had finally earned some time off.


  1. Sounds like you've had a nice time recently :) I think you have every right to be excited about seeing Bastille, I saw them the other month and they're great live.

  2. I love those pizzas from Pizza Express! I always get the pesto one, sooo good! :)
    Sounds like you've had some brilliant moments the past few days. Shame the weekend had to come to and end eh :( xx

  3. Sounds like you've had a great wee time of it recently! Always a good sign when standing in a queue is an enjoyable experience ;) it's been pretty rubbish weather up here so I've been pretty envious of you southern lot too! xx

  4. I'm super distressed about Jess and Nick, I need it to happen now. Jealous of your pizzs express, I'm well overdue one.

    Also, so jealous of your tickets to bastille, I cannot stop listening to their album! xxx

  5. Ahmygaddd you got Bastille tickets? They sold out so fast! I'm going to spend that evening weeping outside the O2 arena because I didn't get any aha.

  6. Sounds like you've been having an amazing time! I have this horrible feeling that we're going to be paying for the gorgeous bank holiday weather soon- it's just a liittle bit too good to be true. xx

  7. Bank holiday weekend was awesome weather, wasn't it? Back to clouds and showers now though. We ran out of summer xD
    Glad you've had a good time!
    The Undercover Dress-Up Lover x