I feel like I haven’t stopped this week. It’s been a non stop mission to fit everything in. The week has been mostly centred around work with my Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams. Every term the dance school I work for holds ballet exams where our students get the opportunity to showcase what they have learnt to an external examiner. They are then graded on their achievements. Here are some of my students warming up for their grade 3 exam.
I did manage to fit in a few fun things though. The first being a lunchtime coffee date with my friend Chantelle at March Coffee. I had to have a delicious Nitro Cold Brew, my new coffee of choice. To mop up the caffeine I enjoyed a yummy lemon and rosemary polenta cake. Chantelle opted for a hot chocolate and a yummy oat cookie.
On Friday I spent a rather nice afternoon and early evening with Steve at Hotel Du Vin in Exeter. We were booked on the twilight package. An hour long treatment in the spa, use of the swimming pool followed by a three course prix fixe menu. I have to say my massage and facial were particularly good. Thank you Natalia! Oh.. I mustn’t forget the cheeseboard. That needs a mention. I have never seen anything like it! When our waitress wheeled out a trolly laden with cheeses I was in absolute heaven. With about 15 to choose from it was difficult to whittle down to my final selection but I managed with the help of a cheese menu. Such a great idea and perfect for a cheese lover like me. That was a real highlight!
On Saturday Steve and I hopped on a train to Topsham. After a mooch in the town and a jaunt around the Goat Walk we made our way to our friends Nick and Harry’s house. We sat in their sunny garden drinking cocktails and cuddling giant ginger cats. Perfection!
Next week i will have plenty to talk about. I am hosting an event called “Let Them Eat Cake” at the fantastic family run kitchen shop, Berloni in Princesshay. There will be lots of cake obviously! I can’t wait to tell you all about that. I also have a trip to Bath with my friend scheduled plus a couple of coffee and lunch dates.