Monday, we meet again! But hey, at least it’s not January anymore; now that the longest month of the year is done and dusted, it feels like we’re that much closer to spring. It’s the little things that tend to keep me going this time of year. You know, something decent to binge watch away those dark nights, fresh recipes to try, colourful spring fashion, and a good ol’ routine that’ll help me keep on top of things – as well as slicing in a little time to do the things I really love. So without further ado, here are five things I’ve been loving lately… 🙂
I honestly didn’t think we were going to see a sequel to last year’s Beast from the East, but last Thursday evening it started snowing in Cardiff and didn’t stop until 4am the following morning. It was nowhere near as bad as last year and it was pretty much gone by the afternoon – but there was enough of the stuff to get Bungle excited. He went absolutely mental when Sunny and I took him out for his walk in the field; it always makes me smile watching him roll around in it! 🙂
2. Pyjama Shirts
As if I need anymore weird shirts. Except I really, really do! Even as I tip-toe further into my thirties, I’m still kind of figuring out my own personal style – but what I have figured out is that I’m a jeans and a nice top kinda girl through and through, and the nice tops I like to wear are shirts. The weirder the better. Recently I’ve added a few pyjama shirts to my collection for a bit of variety. They’re so comfortable and I feel like you can easily dress them up or down. Sunny bought me a beautiful celestial-printed Neon Rose one for Christmas, and I managed to pick up this green one from Toppers in the January sales.
Oh man, I feel like I’ve been totally spoiled for TV over the past few weeks. My absolute favourite show right now is Outlander (bodice rippers, I just can’t get enough…). I’m deep into Season 4 which is currently being drip-fed an episode a week via Amazon Prime, and I’ve really reached that point when you watch a series where you’re totally invested and adore every single character. I LOVE IT. Also on my weekly watch list right now is the BBC adaptation of Les Miserables, as well as Cleaning Up on ITV. I think Sheridan Smith is fab! 🙂
If you caught my New Year, New Habits post at the start of the year then you’ll know that I’ve been trying to add a few more easy, healthy recipes to my repertoire – especially for lunch. I’m absolutely useless when it comes to carving out time to eat a proper meal at lunchtime – I’m definitely a grab and go kind of girl – but it’s something I’m trying to change. I had a little rejig of my weekly routine at the start of the year and decided to make some extra time to make lunch for myself every day – whether that’s just egg on toast, or something a little fancier like this super easy Mango Chicken. So far, so good!
Another new habit I wanted to set in stone this year was to start either yoga or pilates. I was slow off the mark on this one, but last week – after seeing a few people talking about it on Social Media – I started Adriene’s 30 Day Dedicate Yoga Journey. I’m not doing it every single day – bam, bam, bam – just whenever I can squeeze in forty minutes in the morning – I’m a total beginner after all. Sure, I’d like to tone up a little, but that’s not the main reason I’m doing it – I already feel like having forty minutes of focus and relaxation on a daily basis will be really good for my mental health and general mood. 🙂
What’s giving you a little boost to get you through to Spring? 🙂