Last weekend.. only a quiet one they said!!

After a few hectic weekends during May & June (what with going to Liverpool, Cardiff & Barcelona to name but a few!) I decided to have a chilled one last weekend and really made the most of the beautiful sunshine that we were lucky enough to be smothered in! I chose to stay at home during the morning and catch up on a few bits and bobs, but then ventured out to the lovely town of Burford for a drink and an ice cream and to meet up with my cousin and her boyfriend as we hadn’t seen them for a while!

 

Photo courtesy of : http://www.visitbritainsuperblog.com/2012/07/a-visit-to-the-beautiful-village-of-burford-in-the-oxfordshire-cotswolds/

Photo courtesy of : http://www.visitbritainsuperblog.com/2012/07/a-visit-to-the-beautiful-village-of-burford-in-the-oxfordshire-cotswolds/

 

For anyone that doesn’t know Burford, it is labeled as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, and for good reason too! It is a beautifully historic town which began in the middle Saxon period with the founding of a village near the site of the modern priory building. This settlement continued in use until just after the Norman conquest of England when the new town of Burford was built. On the site of the old village a hospital was founded which remained open until the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII. The modern priory building was constructed some 40 years later around 1580. In 1649, the church was used as a prison (during the Civil War),when the New Model Army Banbury mutineers were held there. Some of the 340 prisoners left carvings and graffiti, which still survive in the church.  Source: Wikipedia 

We got an ice cream from the ever popular Mrs Bumbles which is a bakers, green grocers and ice cream parlour all rolled into one! I had the creme brûlée cone which was to die for… I almost went back for another! After making our way up the high street and stopping off at a couple of the little shops we headed to The Mermaid which is a lovely traditional English pub serving excellent locally sourced food. My cousins boyfriends family actually own the pub, so I’m not biased at all! 😉  anyway after a couple of soft drinks in the sun we could feel our back’s burning and decided that we better make a move before we ended up like lobsters!

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After a tad more sunbathing in my garden at home I received a text from my close friend asking me to join her and a few others on a night out to Oxford, and so I obliged as I felt it rude not to!! I hadn’t been planning on going out as have been short of funds lately, but I can usually do a night out on the cheap so thought I could get away with it! We headed to Thirst bar first of all and had a couple of cheeky cocktails whilst dancing to the latest chart music… Their apple bomb’s are a must-definitely my drink of this year!

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Once we had left Thirst we crossed over to our usual haunt, Lava Ignite, which is host to three separate floors each playing different music (grime/rap, chart/club anthems and, my favourite, the cheesy room playing pop tunes from the 80s, 90s and 00s).  We didn’t plan on staying too late but, as ever, once we started dancing to the cheesy tunes and letting our hair down we just didn’t want to leave. It’s true what they say.. Girls really do just wanna have fun! (Sorry, was that too cringe?!) anyway we had a  brilliant night and ended up catching the last bus home and strolling into bed at almost 5am! Only a quiet one they said… Ah well you only live once!

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For now I’m hoping that this weekend will be a little more relaxed as all this travelling and these late nights are taking it’s toll on my body!  As ever, thankyou for reading and I do hope you’re enjoying it!

Speak soon!

Love Jess x

 

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