Monday Catch Up #37


Cinemas, hair-cuts and gluten-free pizza making summed up last week – not to mention a party at the Electric Ballroom on Friday night! No wonder I’m feeling a little under the weather right now…

On Monday after work we popped to the cinema in Greenwich to see Bone Tomahawk, a film we’d read about in the paper just the weekend before that looked so good and sounded to intriguing we couldn’t say no. As a bonus we discovered that the cinema does half price tickets on Mondays and it was just £5 a ticket instead of the normal £10 AND I got to stock up on the most amazing gluten free salted caramel brownies at the cinema’s revamped cafe.


The film was amazing but it’s rightly an 18. Hiding behind my hands at times was pointless when you can hear everything regardless. Such fantastic characterisation by Kurt Russell and my childhood crush Matthew Fox from the days of Party of Five but it sure has stayed with me. See it if you like slow-moving Westerns with a gruesome twist…

Tuesday was all about new nail colours and heading back to the hairdressers for a trim and re-colour. I’ve made a commitment to start looking after my hair and got it cut properly between Christmas and New Year for the first time in two years. I’ve now finally found the perfect local hairdresser, Escape Hair in Sundridge Park, and so every 8-10 weeks I pop along to keep it in good condition. I love this post that Kat wrote about why she’s decided to look after her nails and I feel the same about my hair. We tried a new colour “Caramel” which I’m so in love with and think will be a keeper.




Wednesday I had a much needed day off to catch up with blogging and DaisychainBaby, so camped out in our little home office and having lunchtime cuddles with the pup.



This beautiful pouf which I won in an Instagram competition also arrived from Hawk & Thorn, I’m keeping it upstairs for now away from chewing dogs and it goes so well with our sofa bed too.


On Thursday after work I headed off to a fun blogging event in conjunction with personalised gifting service I Just Love It. We were tasked with creating our own personalised pizzas at La Cucina Caldesi in Marylebone and it was fantastic. You can see my gluten-free creation at the top of this post, not too shabby for a first timer! There’ll be a full post to follow and you can see more photos over on our Facebook page.


Friday was party night in honour of my colleague Patricia’s birthday. I have many photos of our escapades but I’ll respect their privacy and keep them offline 😉 We headed to a couple of bars near the office and then on to Camden for Ultimate Power at the Electric Ballroom  – if you’re a child of the 80s then it really is the perfect venue for singing and dancing complete with inflatable guitars!

Needless t0 say after such a busy week the weekend was thankfully low key, hibernating by the fire and catching up with household chores.

Hope you’ve had a lovely week X

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  1. mummyofboygirltwins
    February 29, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    The pouffe is gorgeous! Good job 🙂 And the hair looks fab!!!! I am getting mine done tomorrow and I literally CANNOT wait 🙂 Jess xx

    • Lins
      March 3, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      A bit of pampering is fast becoming my favourite thing Xx

  2. February 29, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    That pizza looks incredible – I’m in awe that you made it yourself! It sounds like another busy but productive week x

    • Lins
      March 3, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      Thank you Donna, it really was amazing just a shame I couldn’t manage to eat it all 🙂 Xx

  3. February 29, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Hi lovely, thanks for the shout out, really glad you liked the post. Your hair and nails look gorgeous!! xx

    • Lins
      March 3, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      Thanks Kat, it’s your happy post that inspired me to start documenting the little things that we otherwise take for granted so thank you for inspiring me Xx

  4. Lucy
    March 1, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Ooh congratulations on the pouffe! Your hair looks lovely, such a rich and glossy colour. The Picturehouse cinema sounds ruddy brilliant, I’ve not heard too much about Bone Tomahawk but perhaps that’s the best way to see it. The kid in me is hankering to see Deadpool as well! Good work on the nail colour, which brand did you use? I’ve got a major nail biting habit to kick before being a bridesmaid in June, perhaps slapping a beautiful colour on now will encourage me to steer clear? X

    • Lins
      March 3, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Lucy! Start painting your nails it will REALLY help! I was an epic nailbiter my whole life until about a year ago and then started painting my nails so I could stop biting and it really worked! I think I may have to try and see Deadpool too, I wasn’t overly impressed with the trailer but I’ve heard quite a few people say it’s really good Xx

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