Monday, 25 March 2013

A Fantastic Weekend

This weekend was aMAZing.

I had such a great time with my friend "The Blonde Bombshell" (lets see what she makes of that title!).

I got there at about 9ish despite the snow in Staffordshire, and had the largest rum and cola you have ever seen. Followed by a delicious pizza. We exchanged news and hugged and gossiped and generally had a good catch up.

In bed by just after midnight and up at eight for freshly baked croissants and my new favourite Apricot Jam. I have to buy some! We then toddled off to Covent Garden for a mooch dressed for the dreadful sleet and snow. Thankfully none of it stuck
Covent Garden Interior May 2006 crop.jpg

My friend, with an eye to my limited budget, had booked us into Bistro 1, 2 courses for £7.95. I had bacon and potato salad, with fish cakes for main. So yummy!

Then off to the matinee performance of Spamalot. So funny especially as I am Monty Python fan.

We always then round off our day out with Lychee Martini at 1 Aldwych Place which is a short walk away. Don't look at the prices, it will just upset you.

Back to hers for homecooked seabass, and more rum. Then Bed.

Up early again and she did bacon and mushroom sandwiches for breakfast. We watched the Grand Pix then it was time to go home.

But I went home in style Folks, I walked to the bus stop behind Chris Martin (from ColdPlay) and his daughter! They were not catching a bus..

I had accidently booked a 1st class ticket for the way home for an extra £6. That little bit of luxury on the way home was fantastic!

What I liked about the weekend was that I spread the cost. I paid for the theatre tickets in January about £35. Then booked the train tickets in Feb and organised an Oyster Card to use public transport cheaply in London - Cost £36. (£26 For staffs to london train tickets and £10 on the Oyster card).

So this weekend I went with £50 and came home with change.

But seeing one of my best friends? Priceless!

Frugally yours


  1. Just about nothing beats time with a good friend, and to have a ball without spending a fortune is just the icing on the cake.

    1. Hi Pam. It was so lovely mtg up with her. We always just chat and chat and chat.
      Thanks for visiting.

  2. Long time lurker and just want to say I really enjoy your blog, as well as reading your journey of living frugally and paying off debt. It sounded like a lovely weekend catching up with a bestie!

    1. Hi "Long Time Lurker". So grateful you take the time to visit and read the blog.
      A bestie, I like the expression!
      Thanks for visiting!

  3. The Blonde Bombshell26 March 2013 at 07:13

    Aww thanks A, I had a lovely time too.....

  4. I was in London with my daughter January a year ago. Hearing you tell of your weekend and shopping at Covent Garden brought it all back. I hope to be able to go back one day and hopefully sooner rather than later. I love your blog. Glad you had a great time. Sounded like great fun. How do you make mushroom and bacon sandwiches for breakfast, they sounded awesome.

    1. Hi Marian and thanks for visiting again!
      Covent Garden and Harrods are my absolute favourite places to visit in London, as the atmosphere is just as special as the experience!
      If you go again we will have to meet for afternoon tea!
      Well The Blonde Bomshell just fried the mushrooms and then puts them ontop of the crispy bacon.
      But if you use a really good quality tomato sauce like Tiptree then it elevates the humble bacon butty on a Sunday morning to Ambrosia, with a good "brew" of course (cup of tea if you are not British)


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