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Wifey Weekend

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This time last week it was wifey weekend. What’s wifey weekend? Well if you follow my wife, Do Not Refreeze and I on Twitter and Instagram, chances are you will know our wifey weekends have become somewhat legendary. ‘Legendary’ because they always revolve around one thing and one thing only – food. Quite possibly it brings us more joy and happiness than make-up. (Oooh, did I say that out aloud?)

This was our third wifey weekend. We rocked up to Smithfield meat market in the city of London at 3am to the sound of ‘Boats and Hoes’ and bought a colossal amount of animal flesh for consumption, we had a cheese and crackers session, we had steak and chips and we watched A LOT of Will Ferrell films. And one Ben Stiller flick.

Visiting Smithfield’s is one of those must-do things about London. Truly, it is. Everyone who works there is so friendly that you can’t quite believe you’re in London. As for the prices…unbelievable! We bought four huge sirloin steaks for £15 and Leanne bagged 18 chicken breasts for £18.

We also stumbled across Wild Garlic Yarg. HNNNNGH! It’s hard cheese wrapped in wild garlic leaves. If you haven’t tried this, we want to know why the hell not!

*sigh* If only every weekend was a wifey weekend. Happy memories…

By the way, this was all we managed to photograph. After all, we were pre-occupied with eating.

Have a lovely, long weekend! (If you’re in the UK, that is…)

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7 Discussions on
“Wifey Weekend”
  • I don’t really eat meat but I think I would die in heaven in the cheese section.

  • How can anyone NOT like cheese, Britny?? I’m hooked on buying cheese from the deli counter in Waitrose now.

  • Sadly we don’t have many places to buy exciting cheese. Very occasionally we get a very small continental market with cheeses but not much.
    I miss the big continental markets in Manchester

  • You aren’t wrong Sheenie lol. I went home to Newcastle for a few days a couple of weeks ago. I got all excited about going to the llamasqua counter in fenwicks department store. After spending 20 mins walking round looking for it asked where it was to be told it closed six months ago :( my first trip to civilisation in years and my shopping attempt thwarted lol.

  • No way! Illamasqua’s counter in Fenwicks Newcastle has closed? That’s really surprising.

  • I was gutted and surprised Sheenie. Fenwicks is the premier department store in the north east and has a great beauty hall. I’ve never been able to physically look at illamasqua stuff before buying so I was really excited. I have bought a lot of their stuff off the Internet but I really hate buying stuff without trying it. I like to have my make up done and learn how to apply the colours I’m trying etc.
    Their loss I ended up having an impulse spending spree on the MAC counter.

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