Old friends, new friends & Oreo cupcakes.

This weekend turned out to be pretty alright, didn't it?

The weekend started off with my typical Saturday morning routine; a bit of lazing around, breakfast in bed & catching up on my favourite blogs, before heading off to the gym for my weekly PT session, which I've grown to really enjoy and look forward to. Albeit this one was a little more eventful than the rest, but we'll forget about that for now!

Then, it was back to blogging business, plonking myself in the corner of my favourite coffee shop, and trying to come up with new ideas for this little space, before settling down on the sofa with a cup of tea and X Factor... obviously.

And then I spent 2 1/2 hours giggling and laughing until my cheeks hurt, chatting to someone who I haven't known for very long, but never fails to cheer me up. It was a great distraction, and a reminder that there are some properly lovely people out there, and that things will definitely always get better, no matter how crap they may seem, at times.

I spent my Sunday wandering around the beautiful city of Chester, with one of my best friends that I've known since school. We haven't seen each other since the beginning of the year, so needless to say we had a LOT to catch up on!

Kat spotted this amazing Alice in Wonderland themed cafe called Mad Hatters, so of course we headed straight to it for coffee & some lunch. They had this super cute bunting on the walls, Alice in Wonderland illustrations dotted around, and even the menu's were playing card themed. Oh, and they had THE most delicious cupcakes. I opted for an Oreo one, and soz but I think I ate it before I could Instagram it. Whoops. #badblogger

Last weekend made me really happy. It made me smile, and it reminded me what wonderful people I have around me, and people who I know I can always just pick up the phone to, if I need to.

But, reminiscing on our days at school with Kat, also reminded me how much we all grow, and change as people. I think if either of us where to have been told back in high school we'd be where we are now, I'm not sure we'd have quite believed our future selves. And that made me smile, too.

Despite the fact that we both now have completely different careers, and we live in different cities, it's always so, so lovely to be able to just pick up where we left off.

Sometimes I miss the simpler times of having sleepovers, cross referencing your homework answers with your best friend before class, and worrying about whether the outfit you'd planned for non-uniform day was cool enough or not.

But then, I guess life's a lot more fun and exciting now, right? :)



  1. The mad hatter cafe sounds delightful, I probably would have finished the Oreo cupcake before I took a photo as well haha.
    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend hun, I love catching up with old friends too. Even though we're older, it just feels the same as before :)

    Hanh | hanhabelle

  2. Love this post. It is strange to think how everyone's lives become so different to one another as we grow up! xx

  3. It sounds like a lovely weekend, good for you :)


  4. It sounds like you've had a lovely weekend Sophie, it's always nice to catch up with people you've not seen for a while. I need to find that Alice in Wonderland themed cafe, it sounds adorable!

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

  5. I'm glad to hear you had such a good weekend and got to spend some time with both your old & your new friend :) sounds like you visited such a cute cafe x


  6. This sounds like such a lovely weekend! And I NEED to visit that cafe! xx

  7. You've just reminded me that I need to start watching the X Factor now that the original three (plus Sherzy) are back! I've been so out of the loop!

    Abigail Alice x

  8. School seems like a lifetime away and I know what you mean about missing those days, everything was so simple but we never realised it! I love catching up with friends you haven't seen in ages - and that cafe looks so cute!