I picked the perfect week for annual leave; the weather has been incredible and it’s been great to just be outside with my boys. Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to this week.
Read: Glamour magazine. Magazines are a luxury item these days – have you seen how expensive they are? Gone are the days where I used to buy close to a dozen magazines a month. Now the only one I buy every issue is Blogosphere (but the new issue sold out immediately and I let my subscription expire cos I’m poor and my local WH Smith has stopped stocking it and waaaaah!) but I bought a copy of Glamour this week. I didn’t have a book on me and my phone died just before an hour-long bus journey so I caved and forked out a whole pound. That’s right, Glamour is £1 per issue – perfect for emergency reading. And I was surprised by how much of it I actually read rather than flipped through, as I’ve found women’s lifestyle mags somewhat lacking in recent years. I’ll definitely consider picking it up again.
Watched: Thirteen Reasons Why. I finally finished it and oh. My. God. Once I got to the party episode I whizzed through to the ending. In fact, I watched the last four episodes back to back on Wednesday night – no mean feat with a two-year-old in the house and sleep is precious. Totally worth it. I might do a separate post on it but for now I’ll say that I side with the creators of the show. I don’t think it glamorizes suicide, I think it was shocking but well handled and it definitely made me reconsider how I treat people. A very powerful and memorable show. Bring on season two!
I watched the Teens React video last night and I recommend giving that a watch too if you’re not in the ‘target age range’.
Heard: Taylor Swift on Spotify. I don’t listen to a lot of music these days; I made the move to Samsung and because all of my music is on iTunes I couldn’t be arsed with making the transfer. But when I heard my girl Tay-Tay is back on Spotify I had to get the ol’ Spotify playlist going. Oh, Tay-Tay, how I’ve missed you.
Made: A Facebook group for stationery addicts. I’m a member of a few blogging groups and a few bujo groups but what I really wanted to see was a group for stationery addicts – where bloggers could share their reviews and giveaways and where fans could share links to bargains and new products. So I created a community which has grown to nearly 200 people in just a few days. If you’re a sucker for a pretty notebook or love a good pen, come and join us.
Wore: Suncream. Lots of suncream. This week has been amazing and I hope we have loads more days like it over the next few months. I’ve got my summer bucket list ready!
And lastly: This week has rivalled National Stationery Week as my favourite week of the year so far – it’s been so fun and productive. On Monday I went to check out Curiouser Creations, a new Alice in Wonderland-themed cafe. Tuesday was Luke’s birthday and we had brunch at The Front Room (review and giveaway coming in my blogaversary week!) followed by fun in the park with Jenson, ice cream and pizza. On Wednesday I took Jenson to soft play where I was able to catch up with two of my favourite ladies in the world and their gorgeous bundles. Yesterday we had our weekly swimming sesson followed by a meeting with Polgoon to discuss our upcoming blogaversary collaboration (I’m so excited about that week!) and today we’re off on a family day out (again, for the blogaversary) – keep an eye on my social media accounts for updates.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and the weather holds out a bit longer.