This has got to have been one of the longest months ever! And we all thought January was bad..
It’s been a rough month for us all and I’m not really sure I’ve enjoyed any day of it, but there has been a few things that have either made me smile or have contributed to a little bit of my happiness.
I won’t bang on about it too much but I absolutely love doing monthly favourites and still wanted to write one this month, despite it not being the best.
Clap for NHS
This was one of those things that made me extremely proud to be British. I’d heard about it happening in Italy and thought it was one of the sweetest things people could do to show their gratitude to the countries health workers. So when I realised it was going to happen all over England, you better believe I was stood at my front door looking at my neighbours doing the same thing, waiting for the clock to turn 8.
Billie Eilish album. I love her music! I could honestly sit and listen to her all day every day. I like music that distracts me, especially from my worries. Although her songs are majority slow, they do seem to make me feel better. Her music is everything and I’m absolutely here for it.
Think and grown rich. A book I’ve had for a while now but never got round to reading. With having so much time on my hands now I wanted a book that I could really get my teeth into, this being it. It’s a more advanced read as far as self help books go, but definitely worth giving a try if you like that sort of thing.
I’ve been living in lounge clothes and I’m not mad about it in the slightest. I’ve always been one of those girls that would much rather be in my comfies than glammed up. At home, no makeup, hair tied up, watching something on Netflix in my joggers and a hoody.
Netflix has always been my best friend, but over the weeks it has become my BEST friend, I’ve searched the whole thing, adding so many programs and films to my list ready for me to watch. I started watching Luther, a crime series (my absolute favourite). There’s 4 series’, so plenty to get through and I can say it’s one of my favourite shows to watch at the minute. So if you haven’t already and you need something juicy to watch, give this a go.
Getting outside for some well needed fresh air this month has been extremely important to many of us. I’ve been trying my best to get as much as I can.. One walk a day, opening windows when it isn’t too breezy and sitting in the back garden with my dog. It’s been refreshing and something we all need, to make getting through this that bit easier.
I mentioned in a previous post I wanted to do more fashion inspired posts this year on my blog. It’s been a little difficult, just purely because I haven’t been able to leave my house to go and buy new clothes/accessories etc and ordering online is just not the right thing to do at the moment (I don’t want to put any more pressure on the delivery drivers, they don’t need the unnecessary risk just to deliver me some clothes). So I’ve been doing some planning; what kind of content I want to produce, which clothes I want to order.. when this is all over.
This month was for mother’s day, usually a day we go out for afternoon tea, spend the day together, eating and having quality time together. But this year was a little different (for obvious reasons). We still made the most of it, had our own afternoon tea, made by me and enjoyed the day in the comfort of our home, so it ended up being a pretty perfect day.
Lockdown/ quarantine.. whatever you want to call it. I’m not enjoying it, but I’m making the most of it, using my time as best I can, trying to be as productive as possible. I’m loving not having to wear makeup every day, spending time with my family (who I live with), enjoying their company, spending lots of our time talking, watching films together, eating meals together. It’s something we don’t often do and this lockdown has made us do it and I’m enjoying every second of it. I’ve been indulging in food I probably shouldn’t be eating, but am anyway. I’m just trying to stay as positive as possible during this uncertain time. And I’m feeling very grateful and fortunate I get to do it with my family.