What a month! I’ve been so bogged down by assignments I’ve barely had a moment to check my emails let alone blog! How are we all? This month I’ve mainly been working, but my load has freed up a bit now so I can sit down with a cuppa and say ‘Ahhh’. Here’s what I’ve been up to this month:
Watching: Jonathan Creek
Or J Creek as I’ve affectionately nicknamed it. This utter beauty appeared to me on Netflix in a moment of pure genius, and I haven’t looked back. I’ve watched every episode since 1997, and am almost squealing with excitement at the return to our screens tomorrow night (FYI BBC1 at 9pm, Friday 28th February 2014). Alan Davies makes me all giddy, I love the format, it makes me giggle and it’s so ridiculous it’s just excellent.
Reading: Ideal Home Magazine
I’m in the process of collecting different colours and patterns to create a decopauge of a very plain and boring wooden mirror. So instead of cutting up my monthly mag and popping it into my scrapbook, the vast array of wallpaper samples, paints and cushion covers will be appearing via decopauge on my new mirror. I’ll let you see the outcome soon!
Listening To: Clean Bandit
Everyone’s heard ‘Rather Be’, but not everyone has heard their full Spotify set list. Well I encourage you to, now! It’s no secret I love a bit of classical music, and this album combines classical with the electronic genre to create something quite wonderful. Most definitely worth a listen.
Wearing on my body: New Henry Holland coat
I bought my new Henry Holland beauty in the Debenhams sale and absolutely love it! It’s the perfect coat to see me through this in between weather, when it’s too warm for a winter coat, but too cold for a jacket. I love the different detailing and its waist clinching abilities work well for my figure.
Wearing on my face: Estee Lauder Mascara
I got this mascara as part of my Boxing Day present (an amazing box of Estee Lauder make up goodies). It’s taken me a few months to get used to it because it’s so different to any other mascara I’ve used. The wand is much larger than average meaning it can form clumps quicker and faster, which you have to work through with the wand. Meaning it’s a bit of extra faf, but the finished result is amazing with long, clean and separated lashes.
I first received a ‘Soup’ recipe book for my birthday last year, but its only in the last few months I’ve really got into it. I make it fresh with stock and any veg I’ve got, buy it fresh from the supermarket, or have tins at least once a day, every day. Whilst some people hate pureed food, I find soup is tasty, eases digestion and is a great healthy and filling meal, perfect for lunch time.
After my January stint, my favourite poison of white wine has reappeared as a firm favourite in the liquid stakes. I’ve had some glorious ladies lunches with white wine, some beautiful food or a quiet evening in. The perfect accompaniment to my February!
What have you been doing this February?