5 Happy Things #33 | Summertime Fun Edition

July 23, 2018

I’m writing this on Sunday night, with a bit of a weekend come down. Because I’ve just has the most incredible weekend with my favourite people. On Saturday I took some friends on a little tour of Worcester and on Sunday we had a rather epic BBQ.

I have to admit part of me is getting a bit fed up of the heat, but then again, it’s quite wonderful to have a proper summer. I feel like I’ve been energised, and we’ve had some great times despite the heat! So what are my happy things this time…


#1 Fun Summery Events with Friends

The other week I was invited down to Three Church Road for their first birthday. It was really nice to spend some time with friends enjoying food and drink. Although the venue is in a bit of an odd location, a bistro in a retirement complex. But, I can assure you the mini versions of the food we had and the drinks available on the night make me intrigued enough to pay a visit. It’s very close to work, so it would make a great lunch venue. 


#2 Gin Fuelled Belated Birthday Fun

On Saturday some really good friends of mine headed to Worcester for an afternoon of gin and indulgence. We started at Tonic, one of my favourite bars in the city – the gin shelf they have is awesome. We then moved on to The Old Rectifying House (who also have a great gin selection) and then to Burger Shop for dinner. It really was a lovely and slightly merry day!


#3 Epic Burger Shop Feasts

My third visit to Burger Shop Worcester in short succession. Yup, I’m obsessed with the place. It really is a great venue for a casual dinner and they are fantastic at catering to dietary requirements. This time I went with a Pulled Pork Burger, and my side this time was Cheese Curds with hot sauce. Both were delicious! I’m glad to hear that all my friends enjoyed their dinner too.


#4 Mega Sunday BBQs

So it was warm and we were a bit hungover on Sunday, but we couldn’t resist a BBQ! I picked an amazing Rick Stein recipe for the grill. These Turmeric Marinated Chicken Skewers are just wonderful. They don’t take many ingredients to make and only need to marinate for an hour. I reckon the marinade would work for any meat or on tofu/quorn for veggies and vegans! We also used our own chillies from the garden to make them.


#5 Sunny Days

Last but not least, I cannot not discuss these sunny days we’ve been having. From relaxing in my parents garden, to sunny runs at Parkrun and balmy evening walks. Genuinely not a sun loving person, but the bright days are doing wonders for me. I’m not looking forward to the daylight hours shifting, although I am looking forward to a day when I can use my duvet again!

How was your weekend? What’s been making you happy lately? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Sarah July 24, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    I think I’m one of the few people who is actually really loving the heat and sun haha! That gin display is instant Pinterest goals! Would love to have that set up someday!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    • Reply MissPond July 25, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      I wish I loved it, I probably would if I wasn’t commuting for 3 hours a day!

  • Reply Lola Mia July 24, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Ahhh these all sounds fantastic and I’m mega jealous! I’ve just been loving the warm weather and enjoying time with my family! x

    • Reply MissPond July 25, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      It’s been great weather for family time!

  • Reply Ellie July 24, 2018 at 10:36 am

    What a fab weekend! The food images completely made me drool!

    • Reply MissPond July 25, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      Glad you liked the pics! Was definitely a fab weekend.

  • Reply Lizzie July 23, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    I literally have been loving the sun too – BBQs are the best when it’s warm!

    • Reply MissPond July 25, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      BBQs are so much fun! I’m so glad we have a garden this year!

  • Reply Kate Williams July 23, 2018 at 11:35 am

    We went camping this weekend (although we had rain!) but when it was dry we managed a bit of a BBQ too – the Rick Stein recipe sounds great, I’ll have to hunt that one out.

  • Reply Mellissa Williams July 23, 2018 at 10:35 am

    What a great weekend, packed full of lots of gin and cool places to eat. Love the look of the Burger Shop Worcester. Hope you had a fab birthday!

    • Reply MissPond July 26, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      It was so much fun! I really recommend Burger Shop.

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