its monday what are you reading

It’s Monday

As the weeks are just charging past there has been a mixture of leisurely reading and reading for purpose. The latter includes books that I have had the pleasure of borrowing from my works library. Personally I much prefer reading for pleasure however in this case ‘needs must’!


the first true lie my Marina Mander

This is one of the books that I have the ‘pleasure’ of reading however at the moment it seems like more of a chore. The beginning is slightly peculiar however I will stick it out for a while as this may just add to the character of the book!

delirium in critical care

This book is currently holding up a few others on my night stand. It is one of the ‘work’ books that I am actually interested in reading and Delirium is a fascinating subject.

Skin Care

This week I have started to use Aldi’s Lacura Nourishing Hand Cream (I will post a picture later today). Catherine (Vintage Frills) bought me this lovely hand cream and I cannot thank her enough. There will be a review of this lovely product at the end of the week as I want to give it a proper test against the elements and work.

nivea lip butter

This little pot of goodness has been keeping my lips chap free. Has anyone else tried it?



It’s full guys, absolutely jam-packed. Now, I am going to get a garden compost bin so I can filter out and make what will hopefully be a big pile of nourishing dirt for my ‘future’ flower garden! Have you been green this week?

It's Monday but it's ok

It’s Monday What Are You . . .


A Winter Flame by Milly Johnson

So far so good and almost finished so the review will be up ASAP! Just keep checking back.

Reading Next

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Coco's Secret by Niamh Greene

I am looking forward to reading both of these books. Have you read either of them?

What are you reading?


jordans 1st pair

After returning from the US with this truly AWESOME pair of Jordan’s they are all I want to wear. Sadly they do not go with everything and I don’t want to wear them out quickly so they do go back in the box every now and then!

If you have Jordan’s – How do you wear yours? If you don’t buy some because they are über comfortable!

Skin Care

Ginger wake up shower gel

This delectable bathroom goody has made me want more than the regular three showers a day (it may seem excessive to some but oh well!). Have you tried it?

Hair Care


These bad boys have not only tamed my locks but also kept away the split ends and made my hair feel sleek. Very happy at the moment!

Listening to . . .

This is the clean version of the tune as I thought it was only appropriate for the blog. However if you would like to watch the original then please do find it on You Tube!
I listen to a variety of music but this song right now has made a regular recurrence on my playlist. What is on yours?



This show is highly addictive and there is something that I cannot identify about Benedict Cumberbatch that is just so HOT!

How is your Monday panning out?

Do let me know :Dmonday love!

It’s Monday . . .

Good Morning with coffee

This week is a big one for me. My last four shifts at my current job before I am on annual leave over the Christmas period. This year I get to spend Christmas not only with my immediate family but with my lovely family that are from the US. Here I come Washington and NYC! Excited doesn’t even cover it!

Apparently it is freezing over there so I will be packing for the likes of the arctic and with some extra room for shopping (of course!). I will be travelling for the first time with my laptop and camera so I am hoping to get some amazing pictures. There are a couple of sights that I aim to see but I wont mention them just in case I don’t get the chance.

One thing that I will most definitely be indulging in is NY coffee. The atmosphere, the people, the weather and the decor out there will be extremely overwhelming – however it will be a very welcome sight.

Back to reality then . . .


Currently Reading

Inferno - UK cover

I am going to give this book another 4-5 days before I put it to one side. It has taken up so much of my time so far and it is not that I am not enjoying it I just think I should have finished it by now. The point where your dad is reading the same book and over takes you says something!

Up Next

A Winter Flame by Milly Johnson

Getting into the Christmas spirit is always a little easier when reading some light fiction about this lovely time of year and listening to christmas songs. That is exactly how I plan on getting through this book.

Secret Santa Gift 2012

This book was actually a gift from my Broke & Bookish Secret Santa last year – Sarah from Reader, Writer, Nerd. So what a better time to get stuck in.

Skin Care

Kiehls-Creme-de-Corps-Eric-Haze-editionI am actually in LOVE with this luscious skin cream as once I have applied it in the morning it works right hard through the day until I get home at night. The fact that the air system at work dries out my skin, hair and anything else that is exposed to it. It is a small wonder to find something that keeps my skin moisturised for more than 12 hours. Good job Kiehl’s!

What’s going on with you guys?

It’s Monday Again!

monday again

There are some Monday’s that I honestly could just crawl back into bed but this is one that I have no intention of leaving. As I worked most of the weekend on nights and spent the majority of yesterday having a lovely afternoon celebrating my best friends birthday, today is my official day of rest. There will be reading, knitting and many movies watched today.


Currently Reading

Inferno - UK cover

The first couple of pages had me less than hooked to say the least. However now I am slowly getting into it and pushing past Brown’s monotonous tones (yes even in the book!) I am beginning to enjoy the similar storyline of a city chase.

On my Kindle

gillian flynn gone girl

Whilst I was travelling I downloaded this and the two follow-up books. Hopefully it will be read next but who knows!

Skin Care

ufm kiehls

I am love with Kiehl’s in general but this face cream is fantastic and keeps my skin hydrated for most of the day. I keep a little sample pot in my bag just in case I have an emergency dry spot but once is usually enough for the entire day.

kiehls creme de corps

Quietly sobbing to myself as my bottle is pumping out the dregs and I need a new bottle. I have the large bottle and have managed to work my way through the entire thing in less than a month. That being said I was moisturised incredibly well for the entire month (dusk until dawn!).

Both of the Kiehl’s products are a must have and a purchase I will be making when I go away again.


zara two sided soft scarf

This scarf came home with me all the way from Kuala Lumpur – I was glad of it on the chilly plane and I am more than glad of it now our weather has decided to slowly but crisply blow us all into oblivion. Toasty warm and extra snug this scarf is with me most days.

What are you up to this week?