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Mostly, my weekend will look like this. Slouching on a big sofa, mug of tea at arm's length, board game on the coffee table, as I continue to try & introduce more non-digital time out in my life. Sound cosy as? This was. But now let me tell you about an altogether more messy 'behind the gram' story about a more recent time I combined the hot tea & board game combo. We had a rare Friday night out at our friends' home. Juggling their jobs, their childcare & their house renovations, they still found time to make us a delicious homemade pie followed by cake for dinner so turn up we did, armed with our pub quiz board game for our Friday night. Within about 9 minutes, I had spilled hot liquorice tea all over my clothes & feet - and their seating🙈 - and found myself in their shower, being lent their clothes & being amazed that when my minor burn started to sting, they just happened to magic up fresh aloe vera gel squeezed straight out of the aloe vera plant they happened to be growing on their windowsill?! Fast forward a couple of weeks & their chair cover is clean, my burn is long gone & I'm left with a very fuzzy & comforting feeling about the kindness & care they showed me that night, the excitement of seeing fragrant aloe vera gel coming straight out of a leaf & the simple pleasures of playing board games with friends at the end of a busy week. PS, it was boys vs girls on the pub quiz board game & I left it till after international women's day to tell you the boys won. 📷taken @casablancahotelnyc - review up on whywasteannualleave.com [Ad ]

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3 hours ago

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be_lavie

Be_lavie

3 hours ago

Oh that sounds like the perfect non-digital thing to do. Have a cosy weekend Shikha 😍

lincolnshiremarbledart

Lincolnshiremarbledart

22 minutes ago

I've got several small Aloes ( babies off my larger one) if you'd like one next time we see you? Easy to look after, I promise!

littlemeeples

Littlemeeples

7 hours ago

Looks soooo goooood!

mostlyfoodandtravel

Mostlyfoodandtravel

7 hours ago

I love this story Shikha! True friends for sure. Sounds like a perfect weekend to me

travelswitheinstein

Travelswitheinstein

2 hours ago

You make C1 and C2 sound like they've really got it together. Not true at all! Why do you think they have aloe vera on tap 😂

grownupgapyear

Grownupgapyear

2 hours ago

Love friends like that, who just get on with things and make you feel totally at home 💕 Enjoy your cosy weekend x

lc_cc_

Lc_cc_

3 hours ago

Shocked at the game result!! What happened?! We got a new game quite mentally challenging. Would be great to play as a 6. Love the aloe Vera on tap @travelswitheinstein

travelswitheinstein

Travelswitheinstein

27 minutes ago

@lc_cc_ They just had really obscure questions! Think a skills based one would be a better test :)

travelswitheinstein

Travelswitheinstein

27 minutes ago

@lc_cc_ what game do you have?

whywasteannualleave

Whywasteannualleave

1 hour ago

@be_lavie definitely trying to incorporate more non digital time into my life😊

whywasteannualleave

Whywasteannualleave

1 hour ago

@lincolnshiremarbledart oh wow, I'd love that Jess, esp if you think I'd manage to keep it 😊 I'd never even knowingly seen one & thought it was a thing of magic!

whywasteannualleave

Whywasteannualleave

1 hour ago

@littlemeeples which bit in particular?

whywasteannualleave

Whywasteannualleave

1 hour ago

@mostlyfoodandtravel thanks Neha! They certainly took good care of me!❤️

whywasteannualleave

Whywasteannualleave

1 hour ago

@travelswitheinstein 🤣🤣 lol, well they certainly did a great job of *seeming* together & on top of it all in that case!

whywasteannualleave

Whywasteannualleave

1 hour ago

@grownupgapyear they were so lovely, especially the way they just leapt out of their chair to help when I accidentally spilled tea over my legs & feet. Looks like you've had a wonderful wknd too!

whywasteannualleave

Whywasteannualleave

1 hour ago

@lc_cc_ that would be so much fun & intrigued to try the new game. Our turn to have you all I believe. Will try and bang diaries together for date. In answer to how it happened, this unfortunately is nothing new for me. Not sure what normally happens in c1 & c2 household but in ours, Pumpkin absolutely wipes the floor with everyone else at pub quiz - none of the rest of us even stand a chance!😊

littlemeeples

Littlemeeples

23 hours ago

@whywasteannualleave that tic tak toe board!