*blink* there’s goes another month! Wonder what will happen if I wink 😉….💥😂.
Ahh, a favourites post! Who would have thought it? Most likely everyone as it is a series after all! It feels like I’m writing these things every day 😵 HELLO! how are you keeping? 💞 Before I start I’d just like to say thank you for all of the lovely birthday wishes sent my mums way on my last post! She cried when she read that poem and the bouncy castle obstacle course went down a hit with everyone! I’ll be sure to share photos of all of that in my July favourites but niceties out of the way it’s time to get down to the business of saying goodbye to an old friend called June 😢. It always returns but parting is such sweet sorrow 😂
Tbh it feels like I’m still in June (you can all just move on without me, I’m quite content with where I am 😊👋😂). Looking back it feels like none of the following favourites took place in such a short space of time, it’s like they all occured at the beginning of the year or something. There were a few things that I thought would make the list but when I sat down to review them they didn’t seem worthy enough so you’re getting the cream of the crop today! 😂 Here we go:
Rustling leaves 🍃 & Sunsets 🌄
I like it when nature controls my senses and in those moments I don’t have to think of anything else 💫 The sound of rustling leaves has been a constant lately and it’s been so nice (I shared a video of it over on this chat and I hope you get to see why as well!). Sunsets have also been a welcome feature whether they be clear blue skies or tinged in a breathtaking shade (like when I wrote about a prank beneath a mesmerizing sky HERE 😏😂).
Although it’s raining at the moment and the sun is not to be seen, I know that those beautiful moments when that glowing orb leaves the sky will return 🌄…..I’m going around wishing for some sun so that I can watch it go down in the evenings 🙌 sorry sun ✨😂 Just look at those lines of the sun’s ray’s in the second photo above 😍 it’s pure magic!
Video call bakes 😋
More delicious treats were thrown together during video calls and in June we made a Victoria sponge cake (adding galaxy chocolate as a special ingredient!), chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches (photos are separate on the right side of the collage as I didn’t put them together in the end, those cookies were very chewy but the icecream was divine 😛😂). Then there were rocky road cookies (which were the best I’ve ever had before, I’m not even exaggerating 🙌) and focaccia that went down nicely! 😋
Boots Advanced Lift Serum
Well it says “l;ft” but that just confuses me so I’mma say lift 😂. I’ve wanted a serum for a while now and I’d never heard of this one before but it sounded good so I took a chance! It boasts firmer skin, a glowing complexion and a smooth/even appearance with the help of rejuvenating lipopeptides, white lupin extract, alfalfa extract and anti-oxidant vitamins A&C……all I recognize out of that is the last part but alfalfa rings a bell from The Little Rascals 🤷😂. So far I’m loving it as it smells really nice and leaves my skin feeling refreshed but we’re still in early days so I’m yet to see if it does any of the above! Want me to keep you posted? Cause you know I will 😂
Anne with an E
How can I explain Anne with an E? It makes me laugh, cry and smile like mad 😄. I’ll never forget watching that first episode and feeling so motivated afterwards 💫 Why can’t everything be this good? But I suppose the fact that not everything is makes you appreciate the things that are all the more! 🙌😔 (That’s my preach face 😂). I’m happy to have found a new obsession as it’s been very long since I was last taken in by a series.
My sister made me these delicious healthy banana pancakes using a load of low cal syrups and sauces she’d gotten and they were sooo good! Needless to say, they didn’t last very long 🤤😂.
My 500th post and plans for the future! 💫🎉 – Check out that post to read all about it cause I’ll be damned if I have to explain it all over again! 😂
I downloaded this app so that I could learn how to tune my ukulele and at first I managed to tune it for a right-hander and I couldn’t understand how to make it left-handed and then it all clicked into place so I’ve been playing some sweet, sweet tunes ever since 🎶😂 I wonder if there’s any ukulele themed blog posts I can do 🤔
Mum and I broke out the Scrabble that she used to play when she was little (it has a scorebook with writings from my nan and aunt in it from years ago so it’s very special to her 💫). I’d say we made up more words than what is actually in the dictionary but if you were to try tell us that at the time we’d have looked at you like you had two heads because it all made sense in that moment 😂
Bubble T bath & body pearls
Okay wipe the slate clean! THIS is my all time favorite 💞 The scent of these melting marbles is luxurious. You’re supposed to hold them under a running tap but I forgot to do that so I just held them in the water, let them soften and then POP they turned into liquid 😵 And the smell, don’t even get me started on the smell. It’s so fruity and refreshing! 🍇 I think I only had to use two and they went a long way so I have loads left to relive that wonderful experience 🛀
The Last of us 🎮
My sister and I have been obsessed with this game and finished it the other day! It was BRILLIANT and we really got immersed within the storyline whereas usually we’d skip video clips but this was just good all round and highly captivating. In the beginning I was trying to compare it to Zombi U but this just tops that even if they are two different things (I think Zombi U was scary because it had the map and the beeper but this was next level because it felt like there was so much banking on us winning as we wanted to see what would happen next). It’s made me intrigued to see what happens in the new one even though I’m hearing mixed reviews on that. This one gets: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Stuff from ASOS
Oops I did it again 😏 After saying that I probably wouldn’t be buying anything else I only went and ordered more stuff (and MORE arrived for my mum’s birthday after that but there were some faults so they have been sent back 😕). In June I splurged and bought a pair of cream jeans by Monki that I’ve had my eye on since I started looking on Asos and I’m glad I finally got them because they are gorgeous! I also got an ASOS design cardigan that is so cute, a chain for my glasses and a puma hat!
The Fab Four Livestream
This was my sister’s father’s day present for our dad who is a huge Beatles fan and it was brilliant! You can tell why The Fab Four are so well known and they might very well have placed top on my list of Beatles tributes as their voices were amazing and memorable! This was my first livestream concert (not including when I watch someone perform live on Instagram as that’s free 😂) and it was an interesting experience + you could tell it was happening live so it was great! (Also it was without the waiting around in the rain like past concerts too or arriving back at the car to find it broken down early in the morning like I did HERE so win win! 😂).
My sister got the time zones wrong and thought it would be on in the daytime but it turned out to be at 2am in the morning so we went to bed and later I was woken up from a peaceful slumber 😴 Toby our dog had really bad gas during the concert itself so that woke me up pretty fast though 🤢😂. Now that I think about it I basically woke up at the time I had gotten off to sleep the night before after lightning/thunder so my body probably hated me back then 😬
Floral shirt from Penney’s
I got this back in Winter when they started stocking clothes for Spring but it was way too cold to wear it back then and so I only just got around to having it on in June and I love it! I styled it with a white vest and some jeans 💃 The material is breathable and it doesn’t need to be ironed if you hang it up with is always a deal breaker for me so I’m happy with it 😂
Feather & Down pillow spray
THIS is fantastic! I normally don’t “fall asleep faster” like products advertise because I’ll be aware that I’m not supposed to be awake which will in turn wake me up that bit more 😒😂 but the Feather & Down pillow spray works wonders and I’m glad I finally got my hands on it as it’s usually out of stock but now that I’ve starting shopping online vast arenas of opportunity have opened up leading to the fabulous sleep I’ve been waiting for 😴 at last 🎶😂
Thank you for reading! 😉 How was your June? Any favourites you’d like to share? Did you bake any foodie treats? (It’s all about the food with me 😂). Let me know in the comments below and I hope you have a lovely day! ✨💕