Good Friday / Great Friday

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Yesterday was the beginning of a four day weekend and I couldn’t be happier about it. I had flights booked to go home to Ireland since December and I was really excited to go home. Usually, my trips home are flying visits, getting in very late on Friday and flying out Sunday early evening. It only ever feels like I get one day at a time.

For the two and a half years I’ve been together, the Bulgarian has made a habit of coming to see me off to the airport bus whenever I head off to see my family. At Christmas, he actually got on the tube all the way to Heathrow with me when I was flying to the US to my parents. It’s one of his sweetest gestures. This week, he’s been quite unwell so I wasn’t expecting to be escorted to the bus, but lo and behold, there he was on my doorstep yesterday morning.

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My new favourite travel accessory - a travel jewellery box

After I finished my packing, we still had a couple of hours to go before I had to take the coach to the airport so we headed out for lunch. Initially we wanted to go to Wahaca but when we walked by, there wasn’t a soul in the restaurant. I don’t know about you, but I hate eating anywhere that I’m the only customer. It just feels very awkward. No matter, we headed back in the direction of Spitalfields Market.

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There, we ended up in Las Iguanas, who had a lunch menu running. We got a dish called dadhinas to start, which were essentially fried cubes of cheese with a sweet chilli dipping sauce. So yum.

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For a main, the Bulgarian got a Cuban sandwich, which he loved, and I got butternut squash tacos. The tacos were pretty good, but the portion was very small and not quite worth the £7 price tag I feel.

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As it turns out, the market was having an African themed day, so lots of the stalls were selling African food or brilliantly coloured African print clothes. There was a small stage as well, with musicians playing throughout the day.

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It was such a beautiful day out that I almost didn’t want to go away. After lunch, we only really had about 40 minutes. Enough time to nip home, double check I have everything and head for the bus.

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Dublin looked really pretty as I passed through it on the way to my grandma’s house last night. I got in the door about 8, so had enough time to hang out with grandma a little bit. We ordered some dinner and watched Dirty Dancing before heading off to bed.

All in all, I think Good Friday was a pretty great day. Looking forward to the rest of the weekend!

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