Lifestyle | A Few of my Favourite Things - January 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

I’ve said it before and I’m sure it won’t be the last time I say it but how quick has January gone? I don’t know if its because I’ve been off work ill or just the old adage of the older we get the quicker time goes but here we are right at the end of January.
This year I am trying my hardest to be more positive, this isn’t easy for me as I’m quite a pessimistic person and often think the worst and I complain a lot. While this year hasn’t gotten off to a great start I’ve decided to start recording things I’ve enjoyed or liked. I guess you could say “here are a few of my favourite things”  


I’ve shared this planner in a post a couple of weeks ago, but it is really working well for me. The idea is only to use it for Blog and YouTube things and so far, this has been the case. This is mainly because I haven’t left the house much. It won’t be a planner I carry around with me or use it for real life planning I don’t think but as far as January goes it’s working well. 

Pain Killers

While I don’t want to be relying on them for ever, they have gotten me through this month and I couldn’t have coped with out them.  


I do love all fruits but a special mention to blueberries as they have now been reclassified as speed food on Slimming World. I do try and each a lot of speed foods and this has added something else I like to my list of foods to eat.

Disney Vlogs

While I’ve been off work, I’ve been keeping myself entertained watching Disney Vlogs, I started just watching Disneyland Paris vlogs but now I’m loving watching Walt Disney World ones as well. I especially enjoy Charlotte Ruff, A Clairytale, Steph and the Spaniels and I’ve just started watching Brogan Tate. I’ve been watching them as I’m hoping to take a trip to DLP at the end of the year and I’m getting in the Disney spirit.

Bookish Mama’s

This is a Facebook book club I’ve joined. It’s not just for mums but it was set up by a group of parent bloggers. We’ve just read our first book, The Power by Naomi Alderman. It was a tough book and one I think I need to read again as after the discussion I feel like I might have missed some of it. We had a FB live to discuss the book and that worked so well. It helped there wasn’t too many of us in the chat as I often struggle with FB live but having that chat and reading people’s opinions and interpretations really helped. I’m looking forward to reading the next book. 

Cath Kidston Backpack

I’ve always been a fan of using Backpacks and tend to buy them over other styles of bags. I grabbed this one in the sale for £26 and I’m really like the print and that it doesn’t scream I’m a Cath Kidston product. 

Marie Hoodie

This was a bargain at £5 in the sale in Primark. My only issue with this is that it’s slightly cropped. I’ve only worn it in the house so far, but it doesn’t seem too cropped, but I don’t think It’s too bad and it’s so soft and fluffy inside. Marie is possibly my favourite Disney character. I don’t really wear a lot of character clothing (I’ve got a few HP bits but not a lot of branded stuff) but with the plan of a Disney visit in the pipeline, it doesn’t hurt to have a few bits and bobs.  

Primark Cardie

A hand-me-down from my mum. No, not really, she’d picked up the wrong size and asked if I wanted it. I wore it for every day for about 2 weeks when I got it at first. I almost cried when I finally decided it needed a wash. It’s soft and fluffy but it has gone bobbly very quickly. 

I love that it has pockets and I don’t care about the bobbles, I feel like I want it in other colours. I did spot it in black last week. 

Kiko Nail Polish

I’ve been meaning to talk about these for quite a while, but these must be the best nail polish I’ve used in a long time if not ever. My nails must be oily or acidic or something, but nothing ever sticks, it either wears off or chips quickly and even gel nails just peel off within a couple of days. It’s very quick drying and a lot of the shades only need one coat. 

I’ve had a couple of these colours last over a week if not longer and they are only £2.50 each. I bought most of mine in Lanzarote where they are €2 and occasionally I’ve spotted them for £2 in store.

There is a blog post planned to talk about these in more detail so if you're interested make sure you stay tuned in February.

I've also made a youtube video talking about these as well so if you'd like to watch the video as well it would be much appreciated.

I'd love to know what you've enjoyed this month so make sure you leave me a comment with a few of your favourite things.

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    Great article. Vey good and nice it is vritten.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. I hadn't thought about watching Disney vlogs! They have got to be wonderful. Will definitely be looking for the ones you recommended.

  3. Blueberries are my favourite fruit by a mile! And look at all of those amazing nail colours!! x



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