August Favourite’s 2020!

Hey there! ๐Ÿ˜“

That emoji found it’s way in there because quite frankly I’m shocked and DISGUSTED….these posts come around so damn fast! (Let the dramatics commence ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚). I get annoyed about that and yet I’m quick to write them when the month is up (uploading is a whole other story ๐Ÿ˜…โณ) because I’m ready to move on as well, in this case into September!

It’s gotten off to a good start albeit a very busy one but I’m happy with it all the same. August is usually the month that I go visit family over in England but of course that couldn’t happen this year so it was noticably different and my phone’s camera roll tried it’s very best to send reminders of past years my way ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ. Tis sad but what’re you gonna do about it? (Deleting my photos is not an option so think again! ๐Ÿ˜‚).

Quite a lot happened last month, I discovered a new path I’d like to take with a floristry course which I started this Wednesday just gone by (found that in the nick of time didn’t I? Any later and I wouldn’t have gotten enrolled ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚) and I also gained inspiration into some enlightening hobbies I would like to pick up like growing veggies!……I know I’m probably late in figuring out that last one as the weather ain’t on my side but I’m here for it nonetheless! ๐ŸŒฑ

….I just need to drag my raised planter down to the back of the garden to a stable place with the oncoming windy weather and that isn’t gonna happen anytime soon (my acting on it, not the weather…the weather’s gonna come if I like it or not ๐Ÿ˜‚). I’m mostly just saying that it won’t happen as usually when I mention that stuff will or won’t take place the complete opposite occurs so lets put it to the test! ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚. I’m in September mode and this post is semi holding me back so we’re gonna put it to rest, lego!….๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜›

Our Yorkshire Farm ๐ŸŒพ

Top of the list is Our Yorkshire Farm because I’m really enjoying watching it and get totally sucked into that whole world revolving around the outdoors! (Except from the crazy amount of tractors that have been around lately making the most of the end of Summer ๐Ÿ˜ Every 10 minutes one seems to drive by loudly and I lose my mind every ๐Ÿ‘single ๐Ÿ‘time ๐Ÿ™„). This has got to be one of my absolute favourite shows of all time, it’s so real and full of the simple things in life that surround us and bring joy *tries to channel inner peace but can’t seem to find it ๐Ÿค—โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚*.

My succulents! ๐ŸŒต

Ignore the dirt ๐Ÿ˜‚ and the trays, they’re to collect any water that runs through the pot when I water them which I can be found throwing out my window ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜Š. I’M IN LOVE WITH MY PLANTS!……and now that is out of my system I can tell you why ๐Ÿ˜…. I have a Gollum Jade, a pleiospilos nelii, a cactus (not entirely sure what type so any thoughts are welcome ๐Ÿค”) and lithops! (Its that order in the photo above ๐Ÿ“ธ).I’ve taken note of their care instructions and the days that I need to tend to them and there’s a nice little routine going on I’d say!I ordered the cactus (that looks like a loser sign or it could be a learner plate as I’m new to this whole succulent life OR even my name Lucy? Decisions, decisions, decisions ๐Ÿ˜‚). I’ll be dedicating a more in depth post to them soon so watch out for that! โ˜บ๏ธ (That smiley face is actually quite creepy if you look at it for too long ๐Ÿ˜ฆ). *Update: The succulents that moved in last month! ๐Ÿคฃ๐ŸŒต

My dad’s birthday! ๐ŸŽ‚This wasn’t as crazy an affair as my mum’s birthday (which I shared HERE) but a lovely day was still had with a Beatles themed cake and party spread full of deliciousness ๐Ÿ˜‹. Is it bad that I actually can’t remember much from this day aside from the gift giving (which went down well ๐Ÿ˜„) and of course the Chinese takeaway we had that evening because how could I forget that?? Twas GOOD ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Chocolate flapjacks video call bake

Wait, I’ll go find the recipe for it as if it hadn’t of been me making it the sound of choc flapjacks would be a hella tempting! There you go. They were supposed to have hazelnuts but I went without. In the end they were VERY sweet purely because I didn’t do my research and added in agave nectar thinking it was a healthier alternative to sugar when it’s really not ๐Ÿ˜’. It was a lot stronger and although it still tasted nice, the next time I’ll stick to the proper recipe ๐Ÿ˜‚. These flapjacks were very much like an oat Horlicks drink so if you like that then they’re definitely for you! ๐Ÿ˜‹.

My bullet journal spread for the month! โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ

This baby circulated around my blog a lot as I couldn’t stop talking about it! ๐Ÿ˜‚ My theme was up above & down below so think nature but with someone who couldn’t stick to one underlying heading within it so decided to go with them all โ˜บ๏ธ what can I say? I like keeping my options open! You can find the entire spread in this post and I’ll soon be uploading this months edition! (it’s all typed out, I just need to edit + add the photos and then it’s ready to set out into the world with nothing but breakfast in its belly (it’ll survive ๐Ÿ˜‚).

Song of the Sea merch

Song of the Sea is just life! I love how it tells two stories in one and all blends in creatively where you can take notice of both and appreciate all else too. My favourite scene is when they are in Dublin and although that was meant to show a troublesome time I found the dreary streets to look quite inviting and cosy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚.

It’s just aesthetics on a plate served up as though it’s new to you every time even if you’ve seen it a billion times before.I can never put into words how much I love this (+ Coraline which I mention further down!) so I suppose you should really just check it out yourself and then maybe that will do half my job if I manage to recruit another fan ๐Ÿ˜‚. If you don’t like it then try not to admit it as I’ll never look at you in the same way again (that’s facts ๐Ÿ˜…).

Anywho, I ordered some merch from Cartoon Saloon including a big art book (which you can see a page of above! I can’t stop looking through it as it goes behind the scenes as well as showcases the best parts i.e ALL of it ๐Ÿคฃ), some playing cards, the storybook and a box of postcards featuring this alongside other films by the same people.

Coastal waves fragrance diffuser by the Fragrance Co. Caption ๐ŸŒŠ

This diffuser didn’t need any liquid! You just remove the sticks from their packaging (they each last 30 days) and place them in the holder). It’s so refreshing and not at all overpowering……writing this reminds me that I need to put out a new stick as the one that’s in now has run out so I’ll be back! ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ˜‚.

Print of where I live ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿž๏ธ

I wrote about it HERE and just because I can’t show it to you doesn’t mean it isn’t a favourite ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Cadbury blueberry bar ๐Ÿคค

If you haven’t tried this yet then make sure you do (as it may get voted out although I can’t fathom why anyone would choose something else! ๐Ÿ˜)….unless you don’t like chocolate or blueberries ๐Ÿค” but it may even turn you! You never know ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿ˜‚. The little white chocolate pearls running throughout it alongside the blueberry nuggets are just mwah *does that italian thing where you kiss your fingers but only metaphorically as we’re still in a pandemic guys and gals ๐Ÿ˜…*. It’s simply B.EAU.TI.FUL ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‚.

DVDs I got! ๐Ÿฟ

I finally got my hands on some movies I’ve had on the old wishlist! ๐Ÿคฃ I now have Song of the Sea on blu-ray (as sometimes you just gotta have your favourite thing in high resolution ๐Ÿ˜‚), The Breadwinner, also on blu-ray which I’m pretty sure was made by the same people (I’ve seen it before too!), The Secret of Kells, Disney Pixar’s Onward (even though I haven’t seen it I knew I wanted it on blu-ray, I was planning on going to see this in cinema before everything changed in this world of ours so I’m happy to have the chance now!) and Missing Link (this is the only one that was new to me that I have watched so far and it’s so funny!).

I also got the Michael Buble Christmas album which I’ve wanted for God knows how long and yes before you ask, it has been played ๐Ÿ™ƒ. I popped it into the car on a rainy day when Summer could not be reached (she wasn’t picking up the phone *badumshah! ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ˜‚) and because there’s more chance of that kind of weather instead of snow around Christmas, it felt so bloody festive!! ๐ŸŽ„

Coraline print + stickers

I’m obsessed with all of the Coraline stuff I ordered!! It’s a powerful subject for me and I don’t think I’ll ever not be crazy about all things revolving around Coraline ๐Ÿ˜‚. I got myself a print of the Pink Palace where she lives for my framed art wall to go alongside the print I mentioned above and a selection of stickers! (You can find out where to get them over on my latest Instagram post!).

New Egyptian Cotton Sheets ๐Ÿ˜”…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜”

This picture might not be special for any of you to look at but what I see is beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜‚. It’s like a dream! I’ve been wanting a plain white sheet for months because then I can add whatever pillows I like to it and it makes my room look very clean and fresh (if you ignore the rest of the mess I’ve got going on ๐Ÿ˜Œ just walk in like this: ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚).

I chose a 200 ply weave duvet/pillow cover and a 400 ply mattress cover (as there wasn’t an option for the 200 in that so I had to take things up a notch ๐Ÿ˜‚). They’re so soft!! And often make that crinkly sound like a hotel so I feel very luxurious rn and am reminded of those days when it felt safe to go away but even then it was rare so the memories don’t hurt as much โœจ๐Ÿ˜‚.

I’m not going to lie, sleep hasn’t come easy to me as of late because I’ve had a lot on my plate alongside flare-ups, general life and starting the floristry course but these sheets are going a fair way in the direction of making things easier so I’m hopeful I’ll get back on track ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜‚.

Thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I ended up shortening it and leaving a couple of things out as I wanted to have the main stuff in. Are you also a fan of any of the above?? What did you get up to in August? It feels so weird talking about it as a past month now ๐Ÿ˜ต. I hope you have a brilliant day! โœจ Take care ๐Ÿ’•

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