The Weekender: Rainy Days & Peppermint Goodness

This weekend has just been a dreary mess so far, the rain scuppered all of our (*ahem*, my) plans, so I’ve taken to watching Bugsy Malone in my pyjamas. It was the play my year got to do when we reached age 11 (resulting in a severe soft spot for the 1920’s), so it’s one of my favourites. Perfect rainy day viewing, along with my full Tudors box set for the evenings.

The one thing that did go to plan this weekend was our Saturday morning trip to Starbucks. I was torn between our local branch or Small Batch, but I couldn’t quite pass up a peppermint hot chocolate – my favourite. I sat inside long after Josh had left for work and scribbled away in my notebook. I whole heartedly recommend taking yourself away from the distractions of home/work if you’re struggling to churn out ideas on a regular basis, I think I need to start doing this regularly for work.

In addition to getting rained on all morning and hibernating all afternoon, I made a new discovery today: I quite like navy blue nail varnish, shocker. It’s the Autumn trend that I thought I’d give the bandwagon a miss on, seeing as I’m not normally a fan of blue hues on my finger tips. Maybe it’s the weather, or the fact that it goes so well with my camel coloured jumper from Zara, whatever it is, I can’t stop looking at my nails. With the band wagon well and truly jumped on, consider the blog post on this one already published.

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. x x 


  1. Marloes
    20 Oct 2013 / 8:03 am

    That is one huge cup of tea! WOW! Haha.

  2. Sara Chergui
    20 Oct 2013 / 8:08 am

    Lovely pictures !

  3. Cherry
    20 Oct 2013 / 8:23 am

    Sounds like the perfect rainy day!

  4. Charlotte Philpotts
    20 Oct 2013 / 8:50 am

    Peppermint Hot Chocolate is the bestttttt! x

  5. liza prideaux
    20 Oct 2013 / 8:56 am

    that mug is huge hehe
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  6. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    20 Oct 2013 / 9:06 am

    Ooooh, now I know what I'm having this afternoon in Starbucks – temptress :o). Xx

  7. Amy Liddell
    20 Oct 2013 / 9:13 am

    Peppermint hot chocolates and all of those kinds of drinks remind me of Christmas so much! That sounds so cosy I'm craving a trip to Starbucks so bad now

  8. Maddy
    20 Oct 2013 / 9:23 am

    Love the photos, it looks so cosy! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDDย 

  9. makingmeblushblog
    20 Oct 2013 / 9:53 am

    I have never tried the peppermint ho chocolate it sounds so delicious though! I am loving navy nails too ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. Anya
    20 Oct 2013 / 9:55 am

    Peppermint Hot Chocolate sounds delicious! I will definitely be trying this out soon. I wish my weekend was as relaxing as yours, I've been working and babysitting!! x

  11. Emily Knott
    20 Oct 2013 / 9:56 am

    Im yet to have a peppermint hot chocolate! Sounds pretty good though!

  12. Tabitha
    20 Oct 2013 / 10:05 am

    Yes, that nail varnish is gorgeous….you've convinced me to dig out my unloved navy polish! It's not as dark as yours though, so I'm looking forward to that blog post!

    As for taking to Starbucks for inspiration, I always think that's such a lovely idea but never actually get round to it. I'll have to make the effort to give it a try ๐Ÿ™‚

    – Tabitha at Scared Toast x

  13. Lauren Parker
    20 Oct 2013 / 10:18 am

    Really want a hot chocolate now!


  14. Lydia
    20 Oct 2013 / 11:17 am

    Peppermint hot chocolate sounds amazing! I think I will be going for navy polish this afternoon, it looks amazing on you! xx

  15. ZeebLikesIt
    20 Oct 2013 / 12:06 pm

    This is so cosy!! It makes me miss England so much!! Take me back!


  16. Diane
    20 Oct 2013 / 12:24 pm

    Susie, will you do an FAQ on your tattoos? xx

    PS: Which polish are you sporting?

  17. Lillian ParisianToBe
    20 Oct 2013 / 1:44 pm

    I could always go for a Starbucks trip. I think I'll attempt to immerse myself in the blue trend as well, but that would mean a n o t h e r shopping trip….

    xo Lillian from

  18. thriftylilpixie
    20 Oct 2013 / 2:40 pm

    Peppermint hot chocolate sounds amazing!!

  19. carly
    20 Oct 2013 / 3:51 pm

    I am craving peppermint hot chocolate now! That looks delicious! I hate how a rainy day can ruin plans, but I hope you got some relaxing in!

    sundays grace blog

  20. Caroline Statile
    20 Oct 2013 / 4:02 pm

    Love these pictures…they just put me in such a snuggly/warm & cozy mood haha. And absolutely loving that nail polish (or as I think you call it in the UK, nail varnish).. What color is it? Essie After School Boy Blazer? If so, I NEED to get it because I already thought I wanted it, but after seeing this post I realllly want it!


  21. Eloise .D
    20 Oct 2013 / 4:08 pm

    I need that mug, its absolutely massive! I know what you mean about all the distractions, I love escaping to cafes and shopping trips to clear my mind and to get inspiration for future blog posts.

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

  22. Laura A.
    20 Oct 2013 / 4:20 pm

    These kinds of posts make me feel so relaxed! I wouldn't say no to a hot chocolate right now!
    Laura x

  23. Olivia Law
    20 Oct 2013 / 5:10 pm

    Lovely photos – sounds like a kind of ideal weekend to me! xo

  24. Sindy
    20 Oct 2013 / 5:27 pm

    i love a good starbucks afternoon! x

  25. Ellie B
    20 Oct 2013 / 7:23 pm

    Aww you look lovely. And your weekend sounds perfect, gosh I love Tudors.

    Ellie | mantrapixie | x

  26. Amber Hunter
    20 Oct 2013 / 7:30 pm

    This is such a cute picture of you! And I have to say I love your navy blue nails as well!
    Lovely Notions

  27. falafelwaffle
    20 Oct 2013 / 7:31 pm

    Looks like you had a great time. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can't wait to see the post on the nailpolish. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. vicki
    20 Oct 2013 / 7:35 pm

    I carry my notebook everywhere & love stopping for a cuppa & a cake (sometimes). Its nice to have a break and jot down ideas.

  29. Joana
    20 Oct 2013 / 8:13 pm

    Never tried the peppermint hot chocolate but it looks delicious! And love your nail varnish. Navy blue is actually one of my favourite colours but I don't have any nail varnish with that colour… Think I need one ๐Ÿ™‚ Which one is yours? Hope you had a lovely sunday!! xo

  30. Amanda
    20 Oct 2013 / 9:16 pm

    I love peppermint hot chocolate, or peppermint frappes.

    Totally delicious!

  31. Style with Grace
    20 Oct 2013 / 11:32 pm

    Navy nail varnish suits you ๐Ÿ™‚ Am going to have to try peppermint hot chocolate for sure!xx

  32. Mercuteify
    20 Oct 2013 / 11:53 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! This weekend has been super chilly and that always gets me in the mood to cuddle and watch endless movies but alas, its midterms, let the studying resume

  33. Jessica Lynn
    21 Oct 2013 / 3:13 am

    Hot drinks on cold days are the best! They look delicious!

  34. Nita
    21 Oct 2013 / 4:08 am

    I also finally joined the navy blue polish bandwagon this weekend too! Even though I had Essie's After School Boy Blazer sitting around for a few weeks now…I too cannot stop staring at my nails ๐Ÿ™‚


  35. Camille
    21 Oct 2013 / 8:43 am

    You look adorable

  36. Rhea Pradhan
    21 Oct 2013 / 8:49 am

    Oh my god! you look a d o r a b l e . . . . that m u g is H U G E ! ! ! looks like you had really good time. . .its finally stopped raining here. . . I can totally understand your problem. . . b t w… the pictures are so n i c e . . . simple and right amount, have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚
    -yours truly

  37. Daisy
    21 Oct 2013 / 1:56 pm

    I love peppermint hot choc, especially at this time of the year. I'm not a fan of plain old hot choc though.

  38. Mathilda
    21 Oct 2013 / 2:52 pm

    Awesome pictures! *.*

  39. Heather
    21 Oct 2013 / 5:13 pm

    Great pics – peppermint hot chocolate…not for me x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  40. Nat. Feathers
    21 Oct 2013 / 6:18 pm

    I would imagine that the peppermint hot choc would taste like after eights?! I got that type of nail varnish a few years back from Loreal and found it less severe than a black polish, especially being pale! X

  41. Joanna
    21 Oct 2013 / 6:48 pm

    That is a hugely delicious cup! I never really sit and drink my coffee at Starbucks…should give it a go

    x Joanna @ The Treasure Chest

  42. Hanna Lee
    21 Oct 2013 / 8:01 pm

    Peppermint hot chocolate sounds delightful during any cold day! Beautiful pics!

  43. Harley Hall
    21 Oct 2013 / 8:30 pm

    This looks like such a fun day! Love your fall starbucks post..

  44. Chrissabella
    21 Oct 2013 / 11:38 pm

    Lovely pictures and love this ginormous cup ๐Ÿ™‚

    Greetings from London,

  45. boardingtogether
    22 Oct 2013 / 3:58 am

    I love your pictures! And that picture of the very large mug of coffee from Starbucks makes me want some!

  46. Michelle
    23 Oct 2013 / 10:20 am

    That looks amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. pina twig
    25 Oct 2013 / 7:40 pm

    beautiful natural eyes ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. onetenzeroseven
    26 Oct 2013 / 6:21 pm

    I admit, I mostly came over to your abode for the Peppermint Hot Chocolate. One of THE best perks of the colder seasons and that's saying a lot as I LOVE Winter :DD

    I love snuggling up and watching DVDs, those are my plans for this evening!!


  49. Iva Moutelรญkovรก
    29 Oct 2013 / 11:44 am

    Too dute! Your eyes are awesome!

    Eiva: Brighton (UK) Lifestyle Blogger

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