The above photo is very appropriate for this sunny summary as it’s been an amazing month of travel, and I’m not finished yet. As you read this, I’ll be in Copenhagen for the weekend. June brings a trip down to the Amalfi Coast too which I’m so excited for. It’s so nice to have turned the corner into summer and to feel like there’s so much to look forward to now. This blog might turn into a bit of a travel one for the next month or so, I’ve got so much planned and so much to write about. I hope you’re enjoying the travel bits I’ve done so far, I love writing them as it gives me an excuse to pour back over the breaks and enjoy them all over again. As usual, let me know if you have any specific requests too!
1. Learning to Meditate
I’m going to write a post on this soon, I’ve decided I need to try meditating again as I really enjoyed it when I dabbled with it last year. This time I’m using the Calm app and so far I’m loving it. I don’t find I can fit it in every day but I’ve stopped putting pressure on myself to do so, I did that before and I think it almost defeats the purpose. I’ll go into more detail in my new post but I love the variety in the Calm app – there’s different exercises so you look forward to trying something new. If you’re feeling like you need a little bit of space to yourself in each day, definitely give it a go.
2. Fake Cacti
There’s a long story behind these, but to cut it short – I am dangerous around real cactus. Yeah they look great in Instagram photos, but I have dropped a few too many in my time. And trust me, catching a cactus is not fun. When I ended up in hospital, my boyfriend made me promise I would never own a cactus again. So these fake ones made of cloth material are the perfect alternative. Have any of you ever had any disasters with cactus or am I just ridiculous?!
3. My Coffee Machine
I got this amazing mini red Dolce Gusto coffee machine for my birthday and I’m absolutely obsessed. It’s small enough to barely take up any space in my bedroom but so easy and quick to use and makes delicious coffee. The pods are a little expensive, but so much cheaper than a takeaway coffee habit – which I definitely seemed to be developing. I have lattes, cappuccinos, and even hot chocolates.
4. My Birthday
Aw aren’t birthdays just the best? Mine was technically in April but I celebrated it mostly in May so I thought I could include it in this summary. It began with my trip to Geneva which you can read all about here. And then the next weekend I celebrated with my friends, they secretly decorated my house with all things pink and Pimms which was so sweet. And then we headed to the amazing Kensington Roof Gardens. I seriously recommend it and can’t wait to go back in the daytime – it’s huge with an amazing bar area, BBQs, deckchairs, a marquee, all sorts. You feel immediately like you’re on holiday whilst you’re actually on top of a building in Central London!
5. Outfit Posts
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with outfit posts, sometimes I love everything about them and sometimes I feel super awkward and hate the end result. But this month I’ve really enjoyed both this post and this one. And I think I’ve found the reason why – they were both spontaneous and completely unplanned. I found myself in either a beautiful place or a beautiful dress and decided to get the boyfriend to take some photos of me. And I was really pleased with how they both turned out, even though they’re completely different posts.
6. Spring Scented Candles
Hmmm I love candles. My favourite scents used to be cinnamon, spice and all things nice. But this spring I’ve been loving the Elderflower & Lime one below from Oliver Bonas. It smells fresh but isn’t overly sweet. Does that make sense? It’s hard describing a candle on paper! Just trust me, it’ll bring the spring blossom inside and make you feel all ready for summer.
7. Lilac Nails
Lilac has been on my nails nearly all this month, it’s just so summery. I’ve got a gorgeous Nails Inc varnish and another Rimmel one that I’m loving. Nail varnishes never last very long on me so I always just pick my favourite colours.
8. Weekend Breaks
Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, this month has been chocka block full of mini adventures. Weekend breaks in Europe are my favourite because they’re cheap and require very little planning. Although I still pack way too much – I’m working on that!