I don’t know if it’s because it’s March, or that the sun has come out for more than 20 minutes, but this weekend I’ve been inspired to give my wardrobe a spring clean, packing away chunky jumpers and making room for plimsoles and sleeveless tops. Sometimes I find myself falling out of love of some of my clothes between seasons, only to rediscover them six months later. Sorting out my wardrobe has already resulted in me finding some gems I’d forgotten about – hurrah!
On Friday night Mr Ship-Shape and treated ourselves to a night out on Clifton Triangle, starting with cocktails at Hyde & Co, followed by dinner at Bills. I’ve wanted to try Bills ever since it opened, but Friday’s experience was mixed, as there was something wrong with each course we ordered. However, and this is a big however, it’s the brilliant customer service that saved the experience from being a negative one.
The staff at Bills were quick to solve each problem, offering us a free drink on the house (I picked the chocolate brownie milkshake, which is pretty much a dessert in a glass) and even giving us a huge bottle of extra virgin olive oil from their deli. Oh, and customer service aside, their sweet potato fries are SO GOOD.
This week I’ve been…
Listening to: Comic book film soundtracks – Avengers Assemble and Iron Man, especially.
Watching: The Great British Sewing Bee – yes, it’s a carbon copy of GBBO, with sewing machines instead of Victoria sponges, but I do quite like it. Despite having a background in fashion and textiles, sewing machines and pattern cutting are my nemesis, so this show is always really inspiring to watch.
Reading: Elle, Company and Marie Claire magazines, along with The Mystery of Mercy Close my Marian Keyes – not an author I normally go for, but a copy of it turned up at the clothes swap so I thought I’d give it a whirl.