Weekly Love: Week 154

What I love about Summer is that it not only gives me the opportunity to visit places that I’d find too cold at any other time of the year (hello Iceland last Summer, Glasgow last weekend), but it also gives me a chance to really spend some time with friends that I don’t really get the opportunity to during the year, either because we live in different parts of the country or because some of the group are still in education or further study. This week, take the time to touch base with the people closest to you, just to say hi, or if you can make plans.

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1. Stunning views over Scotland from the plane window flying into Glasgow. | 2. The Charbonnel et Walker press office know the quickest way to my heart: a box of my favourite English Rose & Violet Creams (which are currently at 10% both box sizes!) | 3. Getting dressed up to get up close and personal with bees on a Glaswegian Sunday morning with the team from Plan Bee. More to follow as I’m working on a proper feature for one of the publications I write for. I’ll be sure to link you all in! | 4. Gathering flowers from the garden for the kitchen table. | 5. Sunday morning Full English Breakfasts, lashings of toast and oodles of tea (oh, and local apple juice) on the seafront at The Royal Hotel in Deal. | 6. A Mummy/ Daughter lunch break on a Canterbury clothes shopping trip at KITCH.

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7. Afternoon walks through the fields to the post box. | 8. While I was in Glasgow I had a super comfy room at the citizenM – I love their hotels while I’m traveling! (You can read my review of their hotel on Southbank in London here) | 9. A simply perfect Crayfish Roll at Gordon Street Coffee in Glasgow. | 10. Indian scrambled egg breakfast rolls and cardamom tea outside Babu Bombay Street Kitchen in Glasgow. | 11. Another Glasgow restaurant pick, pre-dinner gin cocktails at The Finnieston. | 12. Cooking up a storm for my annual Summer dinner party (you can see my photos and recipes from 2013 here and 2014 here)

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? If I were you, I’d break out the barbecue, grill some steaks and serve them with a nice, full bodied red wine sitting outside on the patio, and with the Cherry, Hazelnut & Mint Salad with Hazelnut Vinaigrette that I wrote for the Borough Market blog this week