Monday Catch-Up #78

Heaps Sausage Cafe Greenwich

In a week that saw Storm Doris grab the country by the balls (seriously – Doris?? that is so not a menacing name!) I’ve been out and about on a couple of blogging adventures and enjoying a date night with Mr D. We’ve started the 2017 garden reclamation from the rampant brambles which seem to grow at least 2 metres in 5 minutes, and have hopefully finally chosen the new car. After a January that I definitely wanted to leave behind in terms of personal challenges and feeling totally flat, February has been a brilliant month.

Date Night

On Tuesday after work, Pete and I headed to the London Palladium to see The Divine Comedy. If you’re not sure who they are, try looking for a song called National Express and you’ll probably think “oh yes, I DO know who they are”. Pete is a big music fan, ergo why we have built specialised storage cupboards simply to store his entire CD collection which stretches into the thousands. I have to say that whilst The Divine Comedy wouldn’t be the first band I’d rush off to see, we’ve seen them a few times in the decade we’ve been together and this was absolutely the best night. I know most of their songs by now and they’ve got a definite die-hard groupie following which is always fun to join in with.

The Divine Comedy at London Palladium

Image courtesy of @girlduckling on Instagram

Grown Up Treats

In between blogging adventures on Thursday, I had a bit of time to kill and decided that the best use of that time was to stop for a lunchtime Prosecco. Because why not? Whilst I’m in denial about being a grown up, I do acknowledge that adulting is mandatory but it’s brilliant, so much better than being a child. You can sing to the tune of your own hymn sheet, got to bed when you want to, do whatever you want to, whenever you want to. There’s a reason I left home as early as was humanly possible and there would never be any going back for me.

Prosecco at Waterloo Station

Interiors Inspiration From Neptune

Braving the storm on Thursday, I ventured south-west to the opening of the new Neptune Home store in Wimbledon. There’s a whole post dedicated to it coming up later this week but oh my goodness, such a feast for the senses. They really, really know how to set up a lifestyle store and it gave me another little boost to get on with the next renovation project.

Neptune Home Wimbledon Store

Neptune Home Store Wimbledon

Sunday Morning Stroll

Having spent Saturday morning driving to and from a car showroom right on the outskirts of London, it was lovely to stick to our home turf on Sunday morning and take Maddie for a walk in Greenwich. It’s a little while since we’ve been so we walked all the way through the park down to the river, stopping for drinks before a meander through the market and finishing at Heap’s Sausage Cafe where Pete picked up a sausage sandwich that he shared with Maddie for breakfast. It’s so lovely being up bright and early at the weekend – we were gone more than 2 hours but were still home by 10 with the whole day ahead of us.

Greenwich Park

I hope you’ve had a lovely week X


  1. NickyNels
    February 28, 2017 / 7:08 am

    I use “Doris” as an affectionate name for a couple of my close girl friends! Not sure I can continue to now thanks to storm Doris. Though saying that, they too, certainly can leave their mark!! Enjoy your week!!

    • Lins
      March 1, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Haha that’s so funny Nicky!! Yes I agree you may have to think of an alternative now 😉 Hope your week is going well Xx

  2. mackenzieglanville
    February 28, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    oh that furniture is lovely, I love the dining chairs, they would do beautifully in my home. You know I am obsessed with Maddie! I have a new pup and a new kitten, our home seems to be bursting with pets right now, just the way I love it though. Thanks so much for being part of #mg this week xx

    • Lins
      March 1, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Awww to me a happy home is one full of animals, it feels so empty without them Xx

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