Elaborate plans to have a picnic and a catch up with two of my favourites at the weekend were scuppered slightly by our old friend British "summer" making an appearance. Grey sky and a looming threat of rain may have meant that instead of lounging about on a blanket for hours, we were forced to huddle around a picnic table under a little gazebo in Kirkstall Abbey. Despite the lack of blue sky, the company was still just as lovely and we had a good giggle at a horrifically chavvy wedding party taking pictures in the grounds of the abbey who's outfits certainly brightened things up a bit.
I love Kirkstall Abbey, its only a little walk from my new house so I really need to make a habit of going there more often since I'm so lucky to have it practically on my doorstep. Plus it made a nice change from our usual wanders around town when my old Uni buddies are around (although I'd be lying if I said we didn't pay Topshop a visit later on in the afternoon), since we don't all get to see each other as often as we'd like its nice to find somewhere pretty to sit and have a good gossip. It was a lovely, relaxing way to spend the day before we were reunited with our other old friend, Sailor Jerry.
I played about with the colours on these photos just because the dull grey sky was causing me too much distress after BBC weather lied to us about what Saturday had in store, but actually it seems to have been a blessing in disguise- the black and white adds a good bit of atmosphere to my snaps. TAKE THAT SUNSHINE- WE DON'T NEED YOU (but please come back now, ok?).
(we were horrendously slow at getting ready on Saturday night because we got far too distracted after discovering that 500 Days of Summer was on the telly)