I think I pretty much speak to 90% of everyone in the UK when I say that this bank holiday weekend was pretty phenomenal; don’t deny it! Even if you were working, I already know that the sunshine brought a smile to your face. I’m not taking no for an answer!
The beginning of the weekend is what made it for me. Saturday afternoon, I approached Saltaire, Bradford, with so much anxiety to be honest, I’m not going to go into detail, but my issues were resolved, there were a few tears, but it was soon resolved, and I was able to go on with my day with my head held high.
5 pm Saturday afternoon rolled around
My phone lit up, as I expected, it was all my friends letting me know that they were all meeting up! Most of them, I hadn’t seen in at least 4 years; you guessed it! It was a reunion. I was late to the party, mainly because I spent about 4 hours unnecessarily on my make-up; it wasn’t anything special, but I liked it.
It was so good seeing all my friends, I got so drunk, downed a pint… Do you see that dress I’m wearing? I swapped outfits with one of my old male friends! That provided a lot of entertainment for everyone in the pub, let alone just our group! We had such a laugh for hours on end, I’d repeat the evening over and over again if I could! I really hope it wasn’t just a reunion, and we can continue to meet up every now and again because I really did miss that lot!
Our night continued in the curry house; lord only knows why I ordered a starter AND a chicken madras; something that I always order, yet something that is always too spicy. Anyway, long story short, I left a lot of it – it wasn’t really a long story. We then proceeded to pop up to ASDA, a couple of our group, lets just say, went a little bit crazy at the fact that it was closed at 2 am. It said 24hrs on the sign, but hey ho! We then went home, but I wasn’t ready to go. I wanted to stay out, but anyway, I listened to physics, or whatever signs told me to go to bed.
Sunday morning rolled around.
I had to think about this one, and then I realised that I actually did nothing on Sunday; nothing but Sunbathe, that is. Another glorious day meant that I could crack out my brand-new bikini! What’s shocking to me, is that I hadn’t worn a bikini in probably over a year; this is shocking because I usually go on about 3 beach holidays a year, so it was definitely necessary. I bought this bikini from New Look, you can probably still buy it!
So, my day consisted of sunbathing, listening to music, and a barbecue; nothing much, really! Oh, and I went to get petrol, or gas as it’s commonly known everywhere else in the world. That’s car gas, not Co2.
Monday Rolls Around
I woke up at Aaron’s, after falling asleep at 10 whilst watching Thor, no surprise there. I tried to get up as early as possible; to make the most of the sun. None of you will know that Aaron is a heavy sleeper, and with that in mind, we ended up venturing out at about 12:00.
Monday graced us with a spontaneous trip to Skipton Castle. I’ve never been there. Though the Castle is a mere 18.9 miles, and 30 minutes away, to be exact. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t ashamed at the fact I’ve never been. When I walked through the Castle gates, I instantly got a flashback to the San Jordi Castle in Lisbon, Portugal. But there’s 1 difference (1,541.5… if you want to get mathematical), Skipton is on my doorstep, and Lisbon isn’t.
It goes without saying that I had a very beautiful, exceptional, exciting, (insert positive word here) long weekend. Thank you for giving me sunshine, and lots of beautiful friends and family to celebrate with. This is the first bank holiday I’ve blogged about; I hope it’s not the last, but it will certainly be one to remember!
Let me know in the comments what your favourite part of this bank holiday was!
Thank you for reading!