My, my what a rushed week it has been on top of family stress and work just being a bit full on I am glad to bid farewell to last week and welcome the new week whole heartedly. This Monday post is a little late due to a long dog walk and an array of other personal appointments that we have both had today. Himself and I have had a really tough time this week and we just want to chill and reboot a little.
Onwards . . .
For my eyes
As a hardcore Colgan I have nothing but love for this book and continuation of the Polly and Neil adventure. Must-read for all!
For my ears
Haven’t had much listening time recently so I am looking forward to picking up where I left off with this.
Despite the sun coming out the wind has also been up so I have been able to get my tootsies out whilst wrapping up around my neck to prevent a cold. My feet are one part of my body that I do not like to keep covered up if possible as the more air that gets to them the better so my Birke’s are just awesome.
Just a couple of the new products that I have been using for the past month. My favourite is the brow set as when I get up for work in the morning as I wear no make-up I put a bit of this on and I am ready to go. There really is no point in wearing make up to work as after a whole day it would most probably melt off my face!
With another week on the horizon and plenty to do this meme is the perfect way to say goodbye to weeks gone by and start afresh. This great meme is hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey and is a way for bloggers from all corners of the internet to link up and see what has been happening it other peoples world. Have you tried it yet? You really should.
I am still listening to this audio and loving it. The story is progressing at a glacial pace but from past experience with Moriarty’s books I am sure it will pick up soon. Or at least I hope it will!
My happiness could not be expressed when I got this through the door – I have started it and as suspected I am LOVING it!
Cocktails at Fontaine’s in Stoke Newington with Catherine & the men in our life.
It was the start of a great evening.
Breakfast after a block of night shifts is always necessary and Harrison’s in Balham really fit the bill.
This is one of my favourite make up brushes, it picks up just the right amount of powder without being too heavy on the face. Worth the money and when washed does not lose consistency.
This product is great for a quick fix between regular skin care routines or if you have more time leaving it on a little longer gives stunning results.
What do you have planned for the week ahead?
My, my, my what a week it has been. Having just returned from one of the most romantic weekends of my life I am sorry to say that life has to resume to normal proceedings. With a week of night shifts looming I am sure that I will have plenty of time to listen to a couple of books I have in the pipeline.
After quite some time I have finally picked this book up. Despite not liking the look of the actual author and some of her comments I really do want to give it a go.
This one made it to the pile too as it was on offer and the next one on from Wolf Hall so why not!
This scrub has been a godsend over the past week – I will post a review to let you know how I got on with it.
If you didn’t know from yesterday’s post and a couple more himself booked a trip away for Valentine’s day and truly blew me away. Check out some of the photos HERE.
Happy Monday peeps!
For that night out with the man in your life to celebrate your love for each other. Not that there should only be one day of the year that we celebrate romance, love and all of the lovely stuff that happens on this one day.
This is also the point where I do not like to spoil the day for those like me that are closet saps.
I am currently away with himself on a surprise getaway that he has planned so all will be revealed when we return!
Happy Valentine’s Day lovelies!
There are always those essential items that you MUST pack to see you through a short trip away. Not being a girl guide I am most definitely not always prepared but organised – YES I am!
Check out the collection of products that I like to take with me.
I will be in Amsterdam for a couple of days so thought this would be a great time to list the items that I actually need to pack. No matter where I am my camera or phone are always with me to capture the little moments that make memories. There have been days that I wish I had more than just my phone but sometimes the iPhone really does do the trick – dark shots especially!
As you can see I have put in a couple of toiletries like the lip balm (so tasty I could eat it!) and Dove roll on. The main reason behind packing a roll on is that when you are only taking hand luggage you cannot take aerosol so this solves the problem. With regards to shower gel and other such items as they are so easy to pick up whilst away it is quite pointless to pack them don’t you think!? Unless of course you have overly sensitive skin and need certain products.
Having a pair of black pumps is always a good idea as no matter what you wear a pair of these bad boys go with pretty much anything. I tend to go for a pair of black leather converse personally as I usually wear jeans but this lovely pair can go with jeans and skirts so win win! The one thing that I did forget which technically makes it 11 products is something to listen to my audiobooks and music with!
What are your go to products for travelling?
How is your New Year panning out so far? For me the time is just flying by and things are a bit of a fuzz! With plenty to read/listen and my skin causing me a ridiculous amount of problems with the bitter weather that has been dealt out I just want to curl up with copious amounts of caffeine and chill out. Although I have not made any New Years resolutions there are goals that throughout the year I set myself and slowly try to tick off of my list each month. One goal I am working towards at the moment is a work goal so I won’t be writing it on here but I may be a little bit distracted so bare with me.
So what have you been up to over the past week?
It has certainly taken some time but I am LOVING this book. Although the narration is slightly grating it is a really gripping read that you just don’t know where the next chapter will lead you.
Next on the list . . .
I am contemplating finishing the rest of Liane Moriarty’s books whilst I am in the mood.
However I really am thinking about finishing off this . . .
It has been sitting in my Audible library unfinished for quite some time now so I am thinking I might just have to grin and bear it!
What is on your reading list this week?
I managed to pick this up in the sale on the Collectif website – it was an absolute steal and was delivered today. It fits like a dream and I am in LOVE! The fabric is thick and in abundance! Trying to get it on and off was a bit of a chore but worth every minute! I will take pictures of me in it of course and post that soon.
With the cold weather really battering my skin keeping my hands, face and lips smooth is a task as they are the first areas that feel the brunt. Air conditioning is yet another issue to be dealt with whilst at work that causes chapped lips. This wonderful product really does put paid to harsh weather conditions and artificial air circulation. After washing my hands of course a couple of dabs and my lips are kept moist and smooth. The smell of this product is not for everyone but I like it very much.
As part of the gift set I bought myself last week this lovely product is my go to hand cream for work as it makes my hands feel silky smooth after so many washes of my hands. Have you tried it yet?
With himself we settled in the front room and both spent some laptop/work time together. Although we were working on different projects we chatted, chilled and just had a generally nice evening. Then the Baileys came out – delicious as always!
Although Mikado’s are absolutely delicious there is something about pretzel sticks and nutella that just taste absolutely divine. Soft chocolate with a touch of salt is YUMMY!
What have you been up to?