I love the fact that I have lots of friends scattered across the country. Especially since learning to drive (3 years ago, nearly, but I still appreciate it) as on a boring weekend I can just hop in my little black Ka, show up, and order my friends to entertain me.
One such friend, Ali, lives in Derbyshire, and whenever I visit (and often, when our other friend Nic visits too - from Canada) we make a point of going somewhere interesting and different. Haddon Hall was one such destination. Anyway, back in July, the three of us went all over the shop, and ended up in York. Which meant I squealed 'BETTYSBETTYSBETTYSBETTYSSCONESANDTEASCONESANDTEAPLEASE' until, um, we went to Betty's. And then my friends were like, 'Sarah, don't you hate tea?' BUT THAT WAS NOT THE POINT.
We also popped into Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair, which was mad busy but I managed to elbow my way through and nabbed some jewellery - this beautiful necklace (not my usual style, but I love it) and this adorable hat-shaped brooch.
Doing random wanderings with friends is like my favourite thing ever. Especially when there are scones.