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Sunday Summary #31


It’s the summer holidays!!!


I am so happy to have made it to the end of another school year and have a lovely stretch of time off to relax and refresh before it all starts again in September.

I’ve started my holidays with a bang enjoying a garden party with my colleagues which is a lovely way to end the year then having one of my best friends Cat and her husband visit this weekend.

I decided to book us an escape room to do in Bath on Saturday afternoon. I was completely unaware of what it would be like and I loved it! We worked well as a little team and managed to make our way out in 37 minutes. I can’t say too much about it inside in case I give away any clues but if you are thinking about doing one, I would highly recommend it.

I’ve got uni friends staying with me this week then it’s my birthday this weekend so I’m having a lovely first week off.

I go a bit mad with stationery at this time of year as I am getting ready for a new term and I picked up these three notebooks from Home Bargains. I love the prints on them and hopefully they will get me a little more organised.


Ian and I watched the documentary ‘Blackfish’ today which is about Seaworld and keeping killer whales in captivity. It was fascinating and really well made. It’s on Netflix if you fancy a watch.


Earlier this week, Ian’s friend came to stay and we took advantage of the mini-heatwave and enjoyed burgers and beers in the garden of our local pub, The Muddy Duck…they did not disappoint!

I made my friend Cat’s favourite salad for lunch this weekend. I love giant couscous and the recipe for this is on my blog.


We also ate out at Brasserie Blanc in Bath with friends this weekend and it was really tasty. I had the cheese soufflé followed by a huge pot of mussels. All of us agreed that it was classic French food done really well.


I picked up this bottle of rosehip oil in TKMaxx. I am a real convert to face oils now and my two favourites from Kiehls are amazing but quite expensive so I thought I would try this one out as a more budget version and see how it compares. I’ve read good things about pure rosehip oil so I hope it feels good on my skin.

I’ve reapplied Essie’s Chillato this week, one of my favourite summer nail colours. It’s a hard one to describe as it kind of sits halfway between a neon and a pastel shade but I love it.



These are slightly love/hate…


I bought a new pair of Nikes for the summer as I am determined to up my fitness game over the holidays.

I am going to be blogging a lot more regularly over the summer so expect lots of new hauls, book reviews, restaurant reviews and recipes! x



About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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