May Day is an ancient spring festival originating from the Northern Hemisphere and usually is celebrated as a public holiday. It is also a spring holiday in many cultures that continue to celebrate this day. Celebrations are usually shown by dancing, singing possibly around a maypole and the crowning of a May queen.
From the reform of the Catholic calendar May 1st is celebrated as the Feast of St Joseph the worker – the patron saint of workers. In the traditional farming industry this is a day where all of the sewing is complete and labourers are given the day off.
On this particular May Day I will be attending the wedding reception of an old family friends son and his soon to be wife. And on the Sunday although we have a family thing in the afternoon we might be heading to Columbia Road Flower Market again in the morning, if we go it will be nice and early to avoid the manic crowds. Fingers crossed!
Celebrations do not stop here – May Day is celebrated in many different ways by many different people. So from me to you I hope you are having a wonderful Bank Holiday in the UK and taking the time to smell that gorgeous Spring air.
If you are stuck for activities check out some of these . . .
London Coffee Festival
Columbia Road Flower Market
Brick Lane Market
Happy May Day!
One week of nights down and another to go before I get to chill for a couple days in the sun if it sticks around. The garden is a great place to hang out, drink copious amounts of coffee, smell the roses and save money at the same time. Both himself and I are on a mission to save as much money as possible as we are meant to be moving ASAP so every penny counts. Enough of us and on to the week!
From the very beginning I was in love with this book – I am still not finished but I am going steady! Also the name of the main character is Fay – bonus right
Ladies and Gents I can say with pride that if you do not already know from my instagram pictures I HAVE FINISHED this tome of a read. It was quite honestly one of the best books I have ever read and look forward to another tome some day soon. My review will be up soon – it is going to take a lot to put it together but I will get there eventually.
£2 – 75ml
We headed out the other day to pick up some new bed sheets but on our travels I managed to pick up some bargain beauty treats. The Spotless Blackhead Face Scrub is a bargain of a product that packs a fair punch but as I have only used it for a week I cannot really give it a fair review yet.
I picked up a couple of other bits but will post about all of the products together later this week. Keep your eyes open for Beauty on a Budget later this week.
I am desperately searching for these bad boys last summer they were the most comfortable thing I could find and went just about everywhere in them. If they are not found then I will most definitely be buying a new pair!
Although I am not feeling my best I managed to get out and about in a dress last week at Columbia Road and the weather really was a god send. The first day of the year that I could wear a dress and shades! This dress is one of my favourites of all time – it is from Collectif. Collectif clothes seem to fit me perfectly so when I get the chance I will get more. What are you wearing this week?
We fixed up part of the garden the other day so we now have a little corner to sit outside and chill together in the wonderful that the UK is showering us with.
Just a little thought to leave you with . . .
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As you may have seen from my Instagram photos I am currently on a chill out holiday. Until I’m back the posts over here are going to be a little thin on the ground but I have managed to schedule a couple of things. I hope the rest of your week is as relaxing as mine.
Thanks to Audible I am listening to this little anecdotal audio book which is not only written by but narrated by David Duchovny.
I will be starting this whilst away – there have been so many good things said about this book so I am quite excited.
This is not my usual type of book but its sounds absolutely wonderful to read about such a sensitive subject of history.
Not only am I listening but I am finally starting
There will be no pictures just yet but just think spa treatments, massages and just good old wellbeing and relaxation.