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Row Row Row Your Boat

Where does the weekend go… sorry where does the bank holiday weekend go?!  I tend to find I get cocky about my bank holiday weekends, I always think I have all the time in the world to do exactly as I wish but Monday night always creeps up on me rather swift.

I’ve had a rare bank holiday Monday off with my beautiful boyfriend, so we decided to head out and have some adventures.  We always yap on to each other how much we want to do this, and that but never get round to doing anything…so we ceased the day and off we went…. starting off on our bikes.



I decided to wear my Topshop Leigh jeans, Topshop bicycle jumper, Jack Wills gilet, and my fabulous Ruby & Ed bluebell lace ups.  I did pack a spare pair of leggings as wet jeans are never a comfortable experience and the weather was a touch iffy (I’m pleased I had them!) 

We used the cycle paths in our local area to get to a nearby village.  I do cycle on roads but I prefer using the paths if there are them, it does tend to be safer and I can usually chat to whoever I’m with. We ddecided whilst the weather was behaving itself we’d go boating! Yes, I did say it.. boating!  

My boyfriend & I went in a Canadian canoe from Barrow Boating.  There were many other boats for hire and its certainly a fabulous idea especially over the summer.  This company even run river trips – ideal for birthdays, I’d suggest best taken over the summer too! 

 I’d love to tell you the weather held out for us, but of course after paddling for about 40 minutes the heavens opened!  We were prepared for it, so it wasn’t such a pain… however we decided not to continue to sit out in it so made our way back.  We paddled back, then cycled over into our town ready for some well needed food.  We picked up our Northern monkey friend who had recently run the London Marathon, he  joined us for some lunch at the amazing Orange Tree

I had homemade brocolli and stilton soup, my boy had a fish finger sandwich & our northern monkey had pie! Nom Nom! 
It had been a lovely day so far (obviously minus the rain!) and we had more fun to look forward to at my parents house for family fun and some of my Mummy’s gorgeous roast din dins.  Isn’t it always the way that no matter what, your Mum’s roast dinners always taste better each time?! I love my Mum so much… and her amazing cooking! 

 How yummy does this look?! My Mum always makes an effort, even when she claims she doesn’t! I’m totally spoilt by her! :o) 

When I arrived I immediately spied the arm candy on my sisters shoulder.  She had bought the Next made with love Coral Croc handbag for £28.00.  It’s even more beautiful in person than on the website – Trust me!  The colour is radiant and perfect for the sunny months! 

So there we have it, an Annie Bean bank holiday Monday.  It was very well spent, and much enjoyed spending with all those I love dearly.  I’m just so not wanting to work tomorrow probably like the rest of you! Boo! :o) 




  1. May 8, 2012 / 9:41 am

    Looks like you had a great time! 🙂 Well done for getting out in the weather! 🙂

  2. May 8, 2012 / 9:57 am

    It was really good fun! As I'd got a waterproof and was expecting rain it didn't seem too bad! x

  3. May 8, 2012 / 12:29 pm

    Aw you look really cute all dressed up! lol 🙂
    Wish I had patience and stamina to bike ride, we have some lovely scenery round here too. Looks like you had a lovely trip out.. 🙂
    Bank holidays deffo do fly by!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE that croc bag! dont think my bank account can take anymore hammering this month though.. 🙁

  4. May 8, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    Caroline… my bank balance is the same and its only the 8th!!
    You can bike ride, I'm not a fan of going on busy main roads so I look for all cycle paths – its a much more pleasant trip! Haha if only you lived nearby I'd force you to come on a trip with me! 🙂 xx

  5. May 8, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    loving the food, the bike, the place! looks like you guys had a blast!! I am actually picking up a new bike this weekend with a bike seat for my baby!! Can't wait 🙂

  6. May 9, 2012 / 4:51 pm

    You will have to send me a link when you blog about it! I love going for bike rides! X

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