Sunday 1 May 2022

Five Happy Things // April 2022

After March was spent isolated with Covid, April was our catch up month and oh boy did we fit in plenty. We've had days out, fun with family, trips up to London and an Easter full of fun with the little ones. We also found out our son's school place as he starts in September and he received the place we wanted so it has been a good month all round. 

Compared to last month it has been hard to just choose five things as we had so many to pick from but I've whittled it down so here are five happy things from April.

Blue skies & fresh nails
The first thing I did was re-book my nail appointment - they had grown out so much and needed to be taken off and have a fresh colour applied so with the sun shining and a coffee in my hand I headed to The Ocean Rooms Beauty. I chose The Gel Inc in the colour Frida, a gorgeous coral perfect for Spring. 

Bottomless Brunching
I missed my bottomless brunch date with the girls again due to covid so we rearranged and had the most gorgeous sunny day for it! We headed to Smugglers in Bedford Place which probably serves one of the best bottomless brunches I've had. Some places can be so stingy with their drinks but Smugglers do it really well. 

The outside garden area is fab in the sunshine too! 

Exploring London
I finally headed back to London after two years away from the big smoke and it was nice to be back. I'd gone up for the P&O Arvia event with a friend and stayed over which meant we were able to explore Covent Garden a little the next day as we were quite close. We discussed what foodie spots we wanted to try beforehand so we headed to Shoyu for Ramen, Drury Coffee for buns and Abuelo for smoothies before heading back to Southampton. We were so lucky with the weather too, London is the perfect place to stroll around when the sun is shining. 

Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea 
Harbour Hotel has re-launched their Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea for spring in partnership with Nordes Gin and the most gorgeous cherry blossom installation that sweeps across the ceiling of HarBar on 6th. With cups of tea and exclusive cocktails, we enjoyed their new samplings full of delicious sandwiches, warm scones and sweet pastries. 

Such a treat as always!

Sunday Lunching in Portsmouth
Our son is a total train fanatic so imagine his delight when it was time to hop on a train and head to Portsmouth for the afternoon! I had a review booked in with my mum for Sunday lunch and decided to bring the four-year-old with us last minute and I'm so glad we did, we had a lovely time. 

We ate at Bar + Block just by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and had such an enjoyable visit, the food was delicious and it was another beautiful sunny day so we walked around the harbour afterwards. It's a great spot if you're in Portsmouth and need somewhere that's great for adults and children.

How was your April? What did you get up to?

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