MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS – JULY

Now it wouldn’t be my blog if I didn’t bring back one of my all-time faves!

1.

@Makushi Coffee Roasters – Steep Hill, Lincoln

Oh my, this place was amazing! (and well worth the trek up Steep Hill). We sat up on their little rooftop terrace for a spot of brunch before hitting the shops, and we were not disappointed. I went for sourdough toast topped with peanut butter, cinnamon, honey, banana and seeds; Ant went for soft cheese, salmon and cucumber – and coffees, of course. Who knew something as simple as toast could be so delicious? Have a nosey on their Insta too and drool over that smoothie bowl, which is definitely my choice for next time.

2.

Miles and miles of walking/running.

If you’d have told me a few years ago that I was going to really get into health/fitness I would have completely laughed in your face, yet somehow I’ve become a changed woman in the last couple of years. This time of year is the best because the sun is shining and I can get my running shoes outside and let these amazing views keep me motivated – a definite perk since moving back home last year. I’ve downloaded MyFitnessPal along with MapMyRun which sync together really well and help me keep track of everything.

3.

@Betty’s tearoom, York

Technically this was for my birthday which was *just* over a month ago now, but I wanted to include it anyway. I always find there’s something really special about taking a trip to Betty’s, and have you seen those macarons!? I went for a raspberry one which was filled with buttercream and fresh raspberries, along with a china rose tea and was certainly not disappointed!

4.

Little adventures with Ant

Probably always the perks of my week are the walks I go on with Ant, exploring new places and just spending some real quality time together.

5.

@The Botanist, Sheffield

Now I’ve been wanting to go to a Botanist for a few years now after I visited The Alchemist in Leeds by the same company and it was absolutely amazing (I’d highly recommend the lavender daiquiri!). Whilst we didn’t go for food which I’d still love to do, I was sad to say I was a little bit disappointed with The Botanist.

The concept itself was super cute, with drinks being served from teacups and plant pots – the teapot was steaming with dry ice so it looked like a real steamy pot of tea. The drinks themselves were also delicious – I found myself mesmerised by the woman who was making the drinks with such skill – however, when it came to drinking them I found all you really had just paid £10 for was a pot of ice with the smallest amount of cocktail poured over. Obviously this could just be the person who made our drinks on this occasion so I wouldn’t write them off completely – I also tried the pornstar martini which was out of this world.

It’s still on my highlights because despite this I still had a great time there and would happily return. I would just probably be more particular about which drinks I order!

Love, Jess

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