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One thing I’ve definitely been loving these last two weeks is the routine of 4-day everything – why can’t every week be like that?! I have a feeling that next week is definitely going to be tough for us all! Luckily, I’ve got a very exciting (if busy) April to look forward to, so I’m sure that’ll be taking my mind off those long weeks.

Here are the things that I’ve been loving this past week:

  1. A night out at Namco

For those of you unfamiliar with Namco Sunscape, it’s three floors of amusement arcades, dodgems, bowling, an escape room and more, all located right by Westminster Bridge and the London Eye. I spent an evening here with one of my bestest friends Kiri to celebrate my birthday (yes, yes, I realise that this was possibly my…4th? 5th? birthday celebration, whoops), and it was AMAZING. Kiri even got to watch me show off on the dance mat for at least 10 minutes, the lucky thing. It’s a pretty expensive place to go, but every now and then it’s so much fun to just relive your childhood!

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2. Isle of Dogs

Last Friday, Ian and I made the most of our (rare) joint day off, and headed over to the temporary Isle of Dogs exhibition on The Strand. It was recently extended to the 8th March, so we were super lucky to catch it in the end. I wrote up about the exhibition the other day, and it’s been one of the most popular blog posts I’ve ever written. People with great taste, I say.

3. ODEON Luxe Cinemas

Talking of movies, after seeing the exhibition Ian and I saw the Isle of Dogs in the ODEON Luxe cinema, just off of Leicester Square. It’s a little pricier than regular ODEONs (although Ian got his ticket for ‘free’ as he’s an ODEON monthly member), but oh my word this has probably got to be one of the best cinemas I’ve ever been to. Our screen was tiny with just a handful of luxurious, reclinable seats. There was so much legroom and space for your snacks too! I must admit, it was maybe a little too comfy as I did fall asleep around 4 times… But for someone like me with restless leg syndrome, this was possibly the comfiest I’ve ever been while watching a movie!

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4. Books books books

Is there a better feeling than getting depressed over how many books you want to read, and then realising that you have book vouchers to use up?! No, my friend, there isn’t. I’m still going strong with reading a book a month in 2018, and there are so many that I’m excited to get started on. I’m pretty sure I’ll be ordering The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin as it looks right up my street, but I’m definitely open to more book suggestions.

5. Happy Anniversary

As much as I love watching Friends on Netflix (I’m now on season 5!), I’m trying to switch up my evenings by watching a few different things. The second series of A Series of Unfortunate Events is good, but it’s stressy to watch as literally NOTHING happy ever happens. So I was relieved when I found Happy Anniversary this week, a short 90-minute comedy about a couple who are deciding whether to call it quits or continue seeing each other. It was a sweet and witty movie which had me tearing up at times. Definitely a pleasant watch during the week!

6. National Portrait Gallery

I can’t believe I’ve never been to the National Portrait Gallery in over 25 years of living close to London! Ian and I popped in here to “kill some time” before we headed over to the cinema. Turns out, it was the worst place to go for killing time as there is SO MUCH to see. We spent around 40 minutes taking in a couple of the rooms, but we’ve vowed to go back soon to see the rest of it!

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7. My boy

Be still my beating heart.

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What things have you been loving this week?