Catch Up Time

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I’ve been a little MIA recently; life has a terrible way of catching up with me when I’m getting into the swing of a regular blog schedule! I wish I could tell you I’ve been MIA because I’ve been doing so many exciting things, but the reality is that I’ve mostly been writing essays for my degree (just a few more weeks left now – yipee!).

So I’m going to give you a very quick catch up with what I’ve been up to in the last week or so in this little photo montage. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen a lot of these photos already!

This little beauty is an amazing find! The girls have found this amazing bagel place in Rennes which is just as good as it looks. This little slice of heaven had cream cheese, parma ham, sundried tomatoes, lettuce. Oh yes. I’ll be going back there.

Rennes has been looking utterly gorgeous in the sun (apart from today, boo). For a change I’ve not had to bundle up in as many layers as I can find, but instead have broken out my new 7/8 jeans (which I’m totally in love with! Many a post to come on these I can assure you!)

I finally burnt the last of my White Company Winter candle a few weeks ago, but came back with a very nice little addition to my room – one of their Pomegranate candles! It’s the dream, if you haven’t had a sniff of it yet, I highly recommend that you try it out!

I’ve also become rather inventive when I run out of vases!

I’ve discovered espresso martinis. To die for. And at a new bar we’ve been wanting to try out!

After dinner at an old favourite! It’s a place I keep meaning to do a post on, but I always end up having so much fun whilst I’m there that I never take enough photos to blog about it. Next time, I promise.

I’ve obviously been back to Marché des Lices on Saturdays to do my weekly shop and to pick up some gorgeous tulips; it really does feel like spring has sprung!

Confession time: I’ve already finished Season 3 of House of Cards. Ooops. And may have had a few glasses of wine to go along with it!

Finally, I was greeted by my lovely flatmate with this amazing salted caramel muffin. Oh hello. Don’t mind if I eat this all over again to be honest…!

I’ve also been lucky enough to be nominated by Polly for a Liebster Award, so I need to get writing a post for that! If you’ve not read her lovely blog Follow Your Sunshine go and give it a read!

So there you go, a very brief round up of all the fun things I’ve been up to in the last few weeks  – but now back to work I go!

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  • Yayy! All taken on my phone actually!

  • steve.r hudson

    That surprised me, I thought it was the compact.

  • Nope it's the Nexus!

  • Thank you for the mention lovely! Sounds like you're managing to have fun despite the essays. Polly xx

  • Pleasure! Trying very hard! xx

  • Diana Cloudlet

    I Like your blog very much! I found your posts very interesting! And also I like your
    beautiful photos! I know that blog requires much time, but keep doing it!

    Diana
    Cloudlet

    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

  • Hi Diana, this is such a sweet message! Thank you so much – you've made my day!xxx

  • Haha, I love the boot vase!

  • Sometimes you just have to get creative!! xx

  • Mmmm espresso martinis are so delicious! I went through a phase in the fall where I was so in to them that I taught myself how to make them at home! Not too hard at all- I think I used this recipe from Jamie Oliver http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/how-to-make-espresso-martini/. Cheers (and hi, nice to meet you!)

  • Ooooh thanks for this!

    Lovely to meet you too – thanks for a lovely comment! xx

  • Can I just say how jealous I am that you live in France? That must be amazing. That meal looks incredible and also, I think we have the same laptop! haha

  • Haha it's quite nice (sometimes!) but French university is a lot of work! The restaurant is so so good, I really do need to blog about it soon! xx

  • I haven't started House of Cards season three yet, but it is literally my plan for this weekend. I cannot wait. Awesome pics Lauren, good luck with your essays x

  • ohhhh it's good! Not as gripping as the first two seasons, but very good all the same! Thanks, Chiara!
    xx

  • India Benjamin

    I love bagels, finding a new bagel place sounds like a good week! And a salted caramel muffin? Give me.

    India | Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  • I know right? most things can be made better when they're put in a bagel! I'm all over the salter caramel at the moment – it's amazing! xx

  • I hear you on life catching up on you. I am in law school and sometimes it is so difficult to find the time to put up a post, let alone do anything fun to blog about! But all of these pictures were beautiful, I really enjoyed the read! And I am going to have to try to recreate that salted caramel muffin myself….YUM!
    xo
    Taylor
    http://tspoonfulofsugar.com

  • I'm in law school as well so I very much understand where you're coming from! I'm knuckling down to do some work for exams this week and then I'll be back on the blogging as of Monday hopefully!

    Oh yeah, it's a winner, definitely something you want to make! xx

  • Sounds like you've found some cool new places to go out. I really liked Rennes when I visited a few years ago

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • Isn't it such a gorgeous city?! I'm really hoping to get to do all the touristy things in Rennes when I've finished with my studying for the year – roll on June! xx

  • Coco Cami

    Great post, lovely photographs and delicious food! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  • Thanks, Camille! xx

  • I have yet to try an expresso martini – I must rectify that immediately.

    Victoria x

    FlorenceandMary.com

  • Please do change this immediately! You won't regret it! xx

  • Ruby

    great photos, that cupcake looks delicious!

    http://www.westfourteen.wordpress.com

  • Thanks, Ruby! Ahh it was the best! Such a nice treat to come back to. xx

  • Lovely photos, espresso martinis sound delicious — I need to try this!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • Thanks! Oh it was so good – I might need to make some at home soon! XX