15 Apr 2016

Daily blog post | Day out at Gunwharf Quays

First of let me apologise for the lack of content on my blog of recent. I've been a bit snowed under with work, and as such not had much time or content to blog about! I know, rooky mistake for a blogger.
But, I'm still here and eager to keep you up to date with what I've been up to. Yesterday (Thursday 14th April) I took advantage of the spring sunshine and took a trip to Portsmouth, which about half an hour away on the train, along the coast.

Myself and Dan started off by walking through Chichester centre and headed towards the train station. There is some gardens around the perimeter of the flats where I live and it has some trees. I have been watching their seasonal transitions over the last couple of years. It feels like far too long they have been bare, so I was excited (simple things peeps) that it was starting to show the first signs of leaves budding out the branches. The weather may at time say other wise, but spring is coming :)
Spring has sprung!

Shadow love



Park life :)

So anyway I digress, we arrived at the train station and as always I do my deliberating on where to go. I opted for Portsmouth as the next train was soon and it isn't too far away. We purchased our tickets and headed for the correct platform.
We then bumped into one of my work colleagues, hi Chris! We had a bit of a catch up as we were both getting the same train.
Trainy McTrain Face

A short while later Dan and myself arrived at Portsmouth Harbour and headed towards Gunwharf Quays. For those unfamiliar what Gunwharf Quays is, let me fill you in. It is a discount village as it were, right next to the harbour in Portsmouth, with lots of shops and eateries. Sometimes I find it hit and miss finding a good bargain, but it's always worth a look!
We first of all headed to Slug and Lettuce for some lunch as we were starving. Being that it was a sunny afternoon and not too cold we opted to sit on the terrace balcony outside overlooking the harbour.
We chose a Feast for Friends platter (great for sharing) and had a chilled lunch chatting and watching the world go by beneath us. I also took the opportunity to take some photo's of the waters edge.
Lunch is served

Portsmouth Harbour

Eateries

Spinnaker Tower

Spinnaker Tower

Bellies full we then headed off in the direction of the shops. One of my favourite shops in GQ is Cath Kidston (does that surprise you?!) and I had a good browse. I purchased a floral printed folded up holdall, perfect for my trip to Southampton to see Derren Brown on Monday (we are staying over night). I also visited a few of the other shops and in HMV I purchased All Saints new album Red Flag.
Being a 90's child, I loved the pop bands back then. I was more in the Spice Girls camp, but I did like All Saints too so I thought I would give this a go and see what they are like so many years later.

After taking a good browse around the shops we stopped for a pit stop in Pret a Manager (I love Pret!) for a cup of tea. Hydrated we then set off towards the town centre. It was still sunny and comfortable temperature wise. I had chosen to wear my new H&M 3/4 length jeans, with my Berschka rose gold pumps, my asymmetric grey Primark top and Miss Selfridge faux leather biker jacket.
#OOTD

Ted Baker 

So pretty!

Gunwharf Quays

Mmm, Pret!
We stopped along side the harbour edge to take some photo's on the way and took some snaps.

HMS Warrior

Moody black and white snap

Ferry coming in

In Portsmouth I took a snoop in Debenhams and bumped into an colleague from my Warehouse days. Great to catch up and see she's well. I purchased a long sleeve white top with crochet trim from the Miss Selfridge consession, and did take a look at Debenhams homeware section too.

I also popped in Primark and picked up a pretty floral dress to wear for my birthday today.
Following this it was getting to closing time for the shops so we headed back to the train station and after a short wait got the train back to Chichester.

Back in Chichester it was starting to get a bit cooler so I was looking forward to getting home, but we stopped by Marks and Spencers as Dan kindly brought me a very colourful bouquet of flowers for my birthday :)

After getting home, changing into my comfy lounge clothes and having a cup of tea and dinner, I chilled on the sofa, watched some TV and some youtube video's and then it was time for bed.

A fun day in the sun, esp as today looks quite the opposite and nice to spend some time away from work, being able to switch off and spend some time with Dan.

Until next time, keep smiling!

Love,



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  1. Love GQ, I've not been there for years though! I remember I picked up a gorgeous skirt in the Boxing Day Sale from £95 down to £17.50!! :) x

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