Ideas for your weekend….. All about the UK

We have a bit of an emergency going down in the flat today. There’s water pouring out of the bath overflow and one of the toilet cysterns. Apparently our property managers don’t think it’s an emergency though so we can either go ahead with the day as planned and risk coming back to a flooded flat, or waste half the day trying to sort it out ourselves. So that’s really ruining our plans….

Adam has two days off before he starts his new job….. he hasn’t managed to take a proper holiday and isn’t likely to get one with starting the new job, until the end of the year at least. So we’d planned to make the most of this long weekend and get out and about (and not just in London). So as I fear our chances are slimming by the minute, I thought perhaps we’ll have to settle for living vicariously…..

Cambridge and Leeds – Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair

I know I rave on about this fair, but it really is dead good. And this weekend you get two chances to go along…… Judy’s will be in Cambridge this Saturday and Leeds on Sunday. It’s £2 to get into the Cambridge fair, which will host a brilliant range of vintage fashion stalls, whilst it’s free to get into the Leeds fair which will also have vintage furniture stalls. More here!

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair

Leicestershire – Moira Furnace Canal Festival

Held annually at Moira Furnace, a Napoleonic blast furnace in the Heart of the National Forest, this festival sounds like a super day out. There will be crafting, pretty boats, and of course, Morris Dancers. Admission is £5 and you can find out more here.

Morris Dancing at the Moira Canal Festival

Gateshead

And along that rather British theme….. The Sage is hosting another in their series of Massed Brass Band Concerts with the united bands of Reg Vardy, Westoe and Durham Miners. Expect a programme of popular brass classics, virtuoso showpieces  and requested show pieces including ’633 Squadron’ and ‘The Battle of Waterloo’. Tickets are from just £7.50 and available here.

The Sage

London

Brick Lane and Weavers Field will once again be transformed to celebrate this year’s Boishakhi Mela. The traditional opening, the Grand Procession, begins on Brick Lane and then passes through the streets of Banglatown, with sculptures, dancers, entertainers and musicians parading to celebrate the start of the Bangladeshi New Year. The Bangladeshi restaurants along the Curry Mile will also showcase the true essence of Bangladesh, with street music and al fresco dining. Whilst nearby Weavers Field will host two stages, showcasing traditional Bangladeshi acts, local talent and a range of internationally acclaimed artists, as well as stalls and fun fair rides. It’s free to attend the event which runs from Saturday to Sunday.

Boishakhi Mela

Well I hope that wherever you are this weekend you have a wonderful one!

 

Ems x

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Nearly the weekend….. A Long Easter Weekend!

For me the weekend always starts on Friday anyway (it’s not a school night after all) but this weekend it’s official….. It’s a four day weekend, and there’s plenty to do to fill it up!

Hunt for eggs…..

It’s your last chance to find the 200+ decorated eggs dotted around London for The Big Egg Hunt…… And for the final ‘Eggstravaganza’ you can see all the eggs together in the Covent Garden Piazza before they are auctioned off for charity.

The Big Egg Hunt Final Weekend

Get your Easter Chocolate fix from cocktails…..

Inspired by their favourite chocolate bars, Kettner’s are celebrating Easter with a special menu of Easter Chocolate Martinis….. Choose from “Bounty” – Koko Kanu Coconut rum with creme de cacoa and fresh coconut….. “Crunchie” – Manuka Honey vodka, honey and caramel with a crunchie garnish….. “Chocolate Orange” – Orange flavoured vodka and Grand Marnier with crème de cacao, all at £8.50.

Kettner's Champagne Bar

A good Sunday lunch…..

Corrigan’s of Mayfair  invites you to spend a lovely Sunday lunch with them, with a gorgeous menu from just £27 per person….. I like the sound of the Glazed Rock Oyster with Leek Puree, Aged Rib of Beef with Horseradish Cream & Yorkshire Pudding, and the Pear & Lime Pannacotta with Yoghurt Sorbet.

Corrigan's of Mayfair

It’s not just about Easter…..

This Saturday also sees the Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race from Putney to Mortlake. It starts at 2:15 but be sure to grab a spot at a river side pub nice and early! You can see a map of where to watch from here….

The Boat Race

Get Crafty…..

My Pinterest account has been filling up with Easter-related ideas I’m super keen to try out. Here are some of my favourites…..

 

 

 

Have a lovely long weekend and eat plenty of chocolate!