5 Small Things I’m Looking Forward To This Easter Weekend
Bank holiday, bank holiday, how fabulous, how fine. Bank holiday, bank holiday, now bring me the wine!
Maybe not the greatest verse I’ve ever come up with, but the sentiment is there nonetheless. Happy Bank Holiday! Welcome to four days of carefree and fancy fun, or, if you’re self-employed, a normal working weekend just with a few more people knocking about. I love bank holidays – especially when both the Friday and the Monday are included – because everybody seems to lose their shit and over-indulge in every way possible. “A bank holiday, you say Sue? Right, day trip to the beach, fire up the BBQ and get a crate of beers in. Oh, and don’t forget the eggs!! The bloody chocolate eggs!” Aaaand repeat for every day possible.
My plans for this weekend are actually fairly mellow. I’m heading out furniture shopping with Keiran today, getting my nails done tomorrow morning for a BNO (big night out, duh) with the gals on Saturday, to of course be followed by a raging hangover on Sunday and fingers crossed a BBQ. Monday will be spent back at the desk, tackling admin and finances etc. BUT I will resist reality until then.
Aside from the above day plans, I’m actually looking forward to indulging in some of the little things that make me happy – you know, the everyday stuff that often gets pushed to the side when you’re working and caught up in the fuss of daily life. In the hopes that my lil’ list might inspire you somewhat, here are 5 small things I’m looking forward to this bank holiday…
1. Reading my new book. In a constant effort to not let my Lit degree go to waste, I’ve forced myself back into daily reading. I’m unabashedly a total book snob, so there’s no way you’ll find me reading the latest holiday bestseller – instead I’m attempting to plough through some classics so I don’t feel like a total fraud when I lie about important books that I actually haven’t read. I just finished ‘To Kill A Mockingbird‘ which was everything I expected and more, and I’m now digging into ‘We’ by Yevgeny Zamyatin, the novel that inspired George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Anything dystopian and I’m sold, so I’m looking forward to working my way through this with a fuck-off big Easter egg.
2. Watching cartoons. Here is a list of all of the famed TV Series I have never finished: The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Broadchurch, Better Call Saul, Homeland, House of Cards etc. etc. etc. The list goes on. Now, here’s a list of the TV Series I have finished: Rick and Morty, American Dad, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Bojack Horseman, F is for Family, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The US Office, Parks and Recreation – do you see what I’m getting at here? I don’t have the attention spam for serious, long-winded TV series. Instead, I’m through and through a cartoon girl (and slowly leaning towards Anime as Keiran is a long time fan). This weekend calls for a lot of South Park, and I’m excited.
3. Drinking a crap load of fussy coffee. My coffee orders differs depending on my venue of choice. Costa warrants a Skinny Vanilla Chai Latte, Starbucks a Skinny Salted Toffee Macadamia Latte, and any smaller independent coffee shops, a Skinny Caramel Latte. All of these orders are fussy as fuck and I love them. Any opportunity to indulge in a coffee this weekend will be seized with both hands.
4. Enjoying some retro pre-drinks and a night out with my gal pals. This Saturday, for the first Saturday in many, many Saturdays, I am going out. Yep, that’s right, aat aaat. I can’t wait to get dressed up in my glad rags, buy a bottle of cheap vodka and talk about boys with gals during pre-drinks, all of which is of course to be followed by throwing some serious shapes in my local Vodka Revs. The inevitable hangover I’m not looking forward to so much, but hey, I’ll deal with that when I get there.
5. Taking ten minutes to breath (outside, if possible). I’m praying for good weather this weekend, but having just glanced at the forecast for the next three days, it doesn’t seem likely. HOWEVER, what I would really love to do one morning is to wake up to natural sunlight, mosey on downstairs, brew myself a cuppa and then go and sit outside. And just sit, and enjoy my tea, and take lovely deep breaths. It’s so so simple but something that I get to do, well, never, so keep your fingers and toes crossed for at least a glimmer of sunshine ladies and gents.