My twitter bio ‘Nomad with a Heart for Home’ has never been more apt. Beautifully settled into our gorgeous new flat, I already had itchy feet. So what happened? We toodled off to Paris with less than a weeks’ notice. It’s not that I don’t LOVE my flat, I do, so much. I love everything about it, I love being in it, I love making it a home. I think I just love the big wide world a bit more. Here’s what I got up to in April:
I’m not entirely sure how this happened. We were settled down with our dinner, cruising over Netflix without the drive or determination to watch anything serious. ‘Jackass 3D’ on ‘Most Popular’ – meh, why not? We were laughing and rolling and drinking and before I knew it I’d ordered a skateboard. Fast forward two weeks and we’ve watched all 5 films back to back … twice. Oh, and I’ve pretty much fallen in love with Bam Margera.
Reading: ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ – Jeffrey Archer
Also known as Volume 4 of the Clifton Chronicles .. Archer’s latest literary (for young adults) masterpiece. No, I love it I really do. I’m not quite sure how I stumbled upon the Clifton Chronicles. All I know it 4 books in I’m so wrapped up in their lives, in their hearts, in their stories the characters feel like family. Archer writes with a hunger for you to turn the next page, so you do … again and again. Just read it.
The Clifton Chronicles.
Listening To: 4Music
I’ve ordered an Ipod. Stupidly, said Ipod was ordered just before the crazy long Easter bank holidays leaving me with zilch music (and I must admit, I’m a little bored of Spotify Top Lists) thus resorting to 4Music. The TV channel offers a good mix of shows, genres, battles and interviews. It’s just a shame about the adverts.
Wearing on my body: Tye-Dye Vans
This April, I turned 22. It wasn’t a particularly momentous occasion. Not like last year’s incredible trip to the boutique Bath spa hotel. No, this year I lay on my new sofa in my new flat, swigging champagne watching ‘The Sound of Music’ whilst boyfriend brought me bagels. Anyway, a week after my Mum and I went on a wee shopping trip to Westfield to spend our monies (her birthday falls a week before mine). I knew I had a £50 cheque in the bank so as we walked into Office and spotted these for bang on the money, I just knew I had to get them. The kind of frivolous purchase that’s over in 5 minutes … but I’m oh-so in love, and they definitely caught a few eyes walking me around Paris.
Wearing on my face: Nothing
So maybe I’m a bit late to the #nomakeupselfie party. I did however do a pretty gnarly FB post having a rant and rave about THIS post from 4 years ago. (https://bellasbits.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/why-i-dont-wear-make-up/) I think I might have ruffled a few feathers. This month my skin has been particularly bad so I decided not to encourage it further. I’ve been wiping off the make-up and feeling clear and free skin from the get-go.
Holly looking BEAUT make-up free.
Eating: Café Rouge
Maybe this is why we decided to go to Paris in the first place. My family collect Café Rouge vouchers with Tesco Clubcard and its always a good place to go with a lovely atmosphere, any time of the day. My breakfast favourite would be Oeufs Royale and you just cannot beat the Goats Cheese Salad.
Boyfriend treated me to a big bottle of this yummy gin for our growing cabinet when it was on offer in Tesco (charmer). I forget how refreshing it is with lemonade, lots of ice and a slice of cucumber. Lovely!
What did you get up to this April?