Country pub lunch, tube trauma and Rome | Weekly round-up

This week my schedule has not been too busy, and I have been rather lazy. I know, I know, this is incredibly unlike me, but I’ve decided to cut myself some slack this week. If I wanted to spend the whole evening watching Disney YouTube videos, I would spend the whole evening watching Disney YouTube videos. It was one of those weeks!

Don’t forget to share how your week was in the comments, too. I’d love to find out!


During those moments where I wasn’t lounging around at home, I’ve been doing a few things here and there. I had Thursday off work to book our advance dining reservations for our trip to Walt Disney World in October. Yes, I did take a whole day off work to secure reservations six months in advance. My colleagues all thought I was a little crazy when I came into work the next day, but it is a very serious operation! You can read all about my stressful booking experience and find out which restaurants we’re going to go to in this week’s Disney dining blog. I managed to get some pretty awesome reservations.

BREAKFAST WITH CHARACTER: One Year of a Million Dreams recipient will be the guest of honor at the largest Disney character breakfast ever held at the Magic Kingdom. The ÒUltimate Disney Character BreakfastÓ will take place at the most magical of places Ð on Main Street. U.S.A. at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Ð with dozens of Disney characters.

Source: Disney Food Blog

On Thursday I went to meet a friend for dinner in Slough. We went to a cute pub called The Red Lion, which had a beautiful country-style interior design. I got the Yorkshire ham and fried eggs, which was presented very well on a rectangular plate. The mains were both really good, but the desserts left something to be desired. It was such a shame as it looked so tasty when it arrived. Not ones to be deterred, the wine we ordered went down very well instead.

I had a rather traumatic trip back home afterwards when the tube I was on was forced to reverse back into a station when we were only two stops away from my house. We were all forced off and I ended up having to get an expensive taxi home because I didn’t know where I was. All in all, it turned into an overly expensive evening.

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While we were eating and drinking, Jaye and I hatched a plan for a European weekend break sometime in June or July. We’re currently thinking of going to Rome, and I’ve found some very cool Airbnb apartments. I’ll update you on twitter first, so watch this space!


Chapters of Kat – I must have been in a very serious mood this week, as this post gave me insight into how difficult it is to live with body dismorphia. It really opened my eyes to how serious it is; there’s a lot more to the condition than looking in the mirror and hating what you see. I really admire Kat for being able to improve so much over the years.

Becka Shepherd – If you’re looking for an intense blog post, try Becka’s eventful story of her giving birth to her first child. It’s not too much information at all, and I thought it was really interesting. It didn’t go exactly to plan, so it’s good to be able to hear a more realistic side to pregnancy rather than it all being sunshine and rainbows.

Qthee – On a lighter note, Qthee took me through all the films she is looking forward to seeing this year. I had a lot of fun watching trailers and getting excited for the next Captain America movie and trying (and failing) to think that Suicide Squad won’t be super scary.

Which blogs did you enjoy reading this week? Have you eaten at any good restaurants this week? Let me know and I’ll definitely check them out – especially if they’re around London. 

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  1. April 24, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    We had a lovely meal at Gusto last night, thoroughly enjoyed it. Rome sounds wonderful, I’ve never been, I look forward to seeing your updates about it!

    Lauren xx – bylaurenjane

  2. April 24, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Oooh I went to Rome for Christmas 2 years ago and I LOVED it. Definitely one of my most favourite places I’ve ever been. Super jealous that you are planning a trip there!

    • Lisa Mae
      April 24, 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Aisling. You’ve made me even more excited to plan this trip!

  3. April 25, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    What a lovely comment on my post! Thanks ever so much gorgeous! Xo