This weekend was near perfection. I had Thursday and Friday off work for appointments and getting organised and catching up with myself. Then Saturday was for food shopping with Joe, copying @redlaye and planting up some rosemary, mint, thyme and lavender, hanging out washing and filling the flat with flowers. Saturday evening we met Luke and Zoe for drinks and stumbled across an amazing (if amazingly expensive) bar, that played proper jazz, shook proper cocktails and had just THE best atmosphere. Just when I was giving up hope in Reading. If you live near, go to Be At One. The went on to Zero Degrees - another delicious bar that brews all it’s own beer. Mango beer is a winner and I’m not even a massive beer drinker. Then we skipped the horrendously drunk clubbing bit by leaving at 12am as my Mum and her partner were visiting on Sunday. Which arrived with a soft, warm breeze and hazy clouds. The warmest it’s been. I spent the morning making an aubergine & parmesan bake and an avocado salad, which we enjoyed with olive bread and homemade rhubard crumble for dessert. They took us out to Henley for a walk along the riverside & an ice cream in the afternoon. Then, once they had left, my adorable boy made me marmite on toast and lit candles and set me up with an old SATC boxset because I was blue. Basically, this weekend was just what I needed. Now for plans.