Tigerlilly Quinn: Life Lately (or our weekend in pictures..)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Life Lately (or our weekend in pictures..)

Last weekend was a bit of a fail.

I was planning on recounting the story of how we visited the Bath Artisan market, ate custard tarts, drank the 'greatest coffee' and pottered at the craft stalls. I was going to tell a witty tale of how, when milling about at the chili stall, I dipped extremely hot chili chocolate into extra hot chili sauce and had to pretend that I was some kind of chili connoisseur and that was exactly how I liked my chili...despite my eyes starting to water.



Instead, when ordering our lunch at the paella stand, I realised I had left all the money I had withdrew for the week at the cashpoint a few minutes earlier. I don't usually withdraw that amount but knowing we really needed to spend as little as possible for the rest of the month I spontaneously decided that withdrawing a weeks worth would help me save. 

Now I know there is no 'good time' to lose money but when you are living on a shoestring budget, oh gosh it's hit me pretty hard. I just can't get over how many things keep going wrong lately. Granted we are all healthy and safe and we really have nothing major to complain about, but all these little things, I can't help wishing I would catch a break soon, c'mon!

So Tom went ahead and bought our lunch and we headed to the park in the rain, me cursing under my breath all the way. When we got there Tom handed me my paella and ran off to watch Wilf. Third bite into my meal and I realised I accidentally had the chicken one and Tom my veggie one (with veggie sausages which is why he made the mistake). Frankly with everything else it was the final straw, even though I'm sure I hadn't eaten any chicken the thought (as a life long veggie) made me feel nauseous and I sat in the rain and just cried.

What a silly Sunday.

Thankfully we bought the custard tarts before all this happened. As soon as we dragged our tired. wet and grumpy selves home, flopped on our bed and stuck on the Emperor's New Groove with a cup a tea, all was (sort of) better..


18 comments:

Fiona Peacock said...

Oh no! Almost accidentally eating meat is awful. I once ordered a jacket potato & cheese from some awful take away in Ibiza, and ended up with ham and cheese. I was so drunk at the time that it's a wonder I didn't eat any. I just cried in the middle of the street drunkenly until someone got me a replacement potato. Not my finest hour. In my defence, I was 18... X

cat @studiohuntingbears said...

Oh no that's so rubbish! Not sure what's worse, almost eating meat as a veggie or leaving the money?! I can imagine both made you feel very sick. We've done something similar with the money thing and I know how awful I felt after that.

I'm sorry to hear you are a having an awful time with one thing or another and I hope things change real soon. Sending you a big hug.

Cat x

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Rebecca Sheehy said...

Ohh dear! I am also a lifelong veggie so completely know how you feel about almost eating meat :/ sorry you've had back luck lately.

Your photos are lovely in this post :)

x

Slummy single mummy said...

Poor you, that sounds like a very sad day! I hope the custard tarts made it better. X

Dilan Dilir said...

I´m vegetarian and that sounds awful! :(

Franca said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry. My husband found £60 in a cashpoint once and handed it in to the bank. It must happen all the time!

I'm a terrible vegetarian, I would have just picked out the meaty bits, but I understand it's upsetting especially when it comes in a day of things going wrong.

Jenny said...

Ah you poor thing *hug*.

I hope things get better (or rather, stop going wrong) soon.

Becky said...

Oh no, days like this suck balls big time! I would've cried too if i'd have lost money like that :-( Hopefully they're few and far between, may you have a better weekend this weekend.

Becky

Yelle said...

Oh no! What a rough week! I do hope things are better starting this weekend. I too would have become overwhelmed with all of that bad happenstance in one time period. Keep your chin up!

fritha strickland said...

Fiona - I would have done exactly the same..and probably at 27 too! xx

fritha strickland said...

Cat - Yes! So glad you understand, I couldn't decide! Poor Tom knew how awful I would feel if I'd eaten any, it wasn't his fault at all but yes such horrible luck! xx

fritha strickland said...

Thanks so much Rebecca! I'm so glad you understand too xx

fritha strickland said...

Jo - they were the only thing that saved that stupid day! xx

fritha strickland said...

Franca - Your husband is a good man! so many wouldn't. Haha I have friends that do the same, and maybe if I was in another country or something I would just pick it out..but I'm not sure, I think on top of everything and the thought that maybe I had eaten some? xx

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Jenny xx

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Yelle! xx

Bonnie Rose said...

Mmm, those colourful macaroons look so yummy. I would love to go there on the weekend too.

Bonnie Rose | a Compass Rose

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