So, it was out with the picnic blanket (Primark, £6), cold alcoholic beverages and of course, our summer pride and joy: the bucket BBQ (Sainsburys, £10).
Indulging in steaks, sliced potatoes and yellow bell pepper pieces, it was certainly one of the classiest barbecues I've encountered before. It was far from the desperate attempts to light the disposable barbies from Poundland, eyeing the safety of a half-cooked, half-charred burger!
After stuffing myself, then more so with warmed up decadent cookies from Waitrose, I lay in the sun reading Murakami from my Kindle (an early birthday present from my mum!). Whilst on the subject, I highly recommend checking out the Kindle covers created by the lovely Annie Sparkles. The fox cover I have has sold out but she has plenty to choose from and I can confirm they're beautifully made and stunning to look at.
As a final treat to myself (I'm a huge fan of treats, as you can tell), I purchased this magazine entitled "What Every Woman Should Know". Whilst I'm not a Daily Mail reader at all, I could not turn down the opportunity to spy at the sort of lifestyle tips and advice presented to the ladies of the 1930s - that and oh my, the fashion causes my heart to flutter with envy! My favourite article so far is the guide to purchasing your clothes for the year with a budget of £30. I wonder if it's possible at all in this day in age!
Finally, my cool Deal of the Week:
Between 3pm to 5pm, every day until the 5th of June, Starbucks are offering 50% off any sized Frappuccinos. Flavours include: mocha cookie, caramel, strawberries and cream. You can save up to £1.85 (depending on the size you buy). Definitely ideal for cooling down!