As I might have mentioned once or twice (sorry, I was really excited!), I went away to Wiltshire last weekend.
For those of you not from the UK (or those of you who are, but are as bad at geography as I am), here is a map showing where Wiltshire is within England/ the UK:
I, and a group of university friends, went to stay at our friend's farm. We've all been there before, and absolutely love visiting- Wiltshire is a beautiful part of the world, and M, our hostess, always makes us feel so welcome and looks after us really well.
|Few things are homelier than a dresser like this...|
When we arrived, tired and teasy after a long journey straight from work, she had supper waiting- which involved a lot of wine, and amazing brownies for pudding....
We then started watching Pretty Woman, which to the other girls' shock, I had never seen before. To everyone's shock, the boys enjoyed it as much, if not more, than the girls. Had to postpone it due to extreme exhaustion on everyone's part, but when we finished it- oh my god! SUCH a good film.
|This is proof that I have a pretty tiny head...|
Walk finished, we headed to the pub for a well deserved half-of-cider and packet of crisps.
Now, we all love an excuse for a dinner party, casual or otherwise. And given that we hadn't all been together since last June, this was the perfect occasion. Cue crisps and dip, olives, and sundried tomatoes to start (accompanied by a classic G&T), pheasant and chorizo casserole with perfect mash, apple and blackberry crumble, and of course, a cheese board. Like I said, thoroughly spoilt!! We also may or may not have drank a LOT more wine, resulting in several very inappropriate games of Consequences, which made me laugh til my stomach hurt and til wine nearly came out of my nose.
|Place settings and everything- we like pretending to be fancy.|
Sunday involved a lazy morning, a broken water pipe (fortunately after I had showered, unfortunately, before half the group had), a wander on the farm, and amazing roast beef before we all headed home.
|Beautiful daffodils- a sign spring is on its way!!|
Despite the fact that it took me four hours to get home (without hitting traffic!), I wouldn't have changed the weekend for the world. There's nothing quite like a weekend with your favourites to perk you right back up!