Sunday, 23 May 2010

Americanarama

Wow. Hasn't this weekend been lovely?! Me and Maria have somewhat differing views on the hot weather - I can think of nothing better than basking in the warm rays, whilst Maria prefers sheltering in the shade with a good book but we've both managed to enjoy the sunshine in one way or another. On Saturday we arranged to meet with our future housemates (minus James who was away and consequently missed out on a scrumptious breakfast. Sorry James!) for brunch at an American Diner in Leamington.
Jelly Beans with the bill? Immediate love.
  Many thanks to Lisa who suggested this little place because without her input we wouldn't even have known this treasure-trove existed! Walking into Dockers is like entering a scene from Grease, we're talking Juke boxes, sparkly booths, super-duper milkshakes and Russell Howard. Yep, turns out the comedian (who, let's face it we all love) enjoys a spot of 1950s America as much as the next person and although we were too scared to intrude on him and his friends, I managed to get a sneaky pic of him leaving the place...
Creepy and stalker-ish I know but we were so [embarrassingly] excited that I had to snap some form of evidence. Anyway, once [a potentially despairing] Russell left we managed to enjoy our brekkie which was delicious. I had blueberry 'hotcakes' with whipped cream [basically one enormous pancake smothered in fruity goodness] and Maria chose the breakfast bagel topped with scrambled eggs, bacon and maple syrup. There were so many yummy things to choose from that it was hard not to feel like you were still missing out on something! None of us tried any of their luxury milkshakes but I for one plan to sample the whole of their menu before the terms over. Problem solved.
Lisa, Me and Maria. I look somewhat bored...I wasn't!!
We went on to have a good old wander around Leamington (sadly no more sightings of Russell) and the gardens were full of people having picnics, sunbathing and generally enjoying the sunshine. I love how the sun makes everyone so carefree and cheerful, no doubt we'll all turn into miserable weather-haters as soon as a drop of rain falls, but for now we can all relax (note how I am failing to mention revision and the dreaded E word...let's not taint the sunny post shall we?!).
We then headed back to Kenilworth and had a good few hours relaxing in the park. It's such a beautiful town and I can't wait to move there next year. I can sense that things are going to get much better from here on, and if this weekend is anything to go by next year's going to be a blast : )

 
Me in 'i'm SO a photographer' mode
Maria's new sandals

I can't believe year two of Uni is coming to a close. It's a scary but exciting thought for me, and I'm looking forward to what next year brings. Hopefully that will include lots more sunshine!
SHARE:

9 comments

Leia said...

So glad you two had a great weekend! SUN, please never go away, I love you! :D

Danni and Maria said...

Aah i know- maybe if everyone declares their love for it it'll stick around for a while?!

Danni
xxx

annabelle said...

that place looks AMAZING. fact. x

Becca. said...

this weekend the weathers been beautiful, but i've been revising so not much sun for me!
looks like you had a fab weekend and love love love the jellybeans in the top photo!
XOXO,BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Danni and Maria said...

Thanks Becca, we thought it was just the icing on the cake. Good Luck with your exams! And annabelle yes it was fab :D we'll definitely be going there more often i reckon!

Danni
xxx

E is for Eleanor said...

Amazing post! The diner looks fab :D

Danni and Maria said...

It really was! I am definitely going back there... Did you have a nice holiday?

Maria xxx

E is for Eleanor said...

I had a great holiday, thank you! It was so relaxing and lovely and I didn't do a thing. Second day back at work though today, and I'm as stressed as I was before AGH! Haha.x

Danni and Maria said...

Aww, I'm glad you had a good time, even if coming back isn't as fun!

Maria xxx

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
© Frills 'n' Spills. All rights reserved.
BLOGGER TEMPLATE DESIGNED BY pipdig