It’s the last day of May today, summer is finally upon us.
I always bring you a monthly favourites so here is this months
My Favourite song – Lola by The Kinks
This song is an old love. It’s been on a few Spotify playlists so a good excuse to listen to it and sing along slightly out of tune too. I said to my mum years ago if I could change my name from Holly I would choose Lola. I think it’s quirky and different.
App of the Month – Colour Checker / Asana
I like to make To Do Lists and then tick as I go. Sometimes my iPad/phone is nearer to me than a notepad so it’s easier to make my lists there.
Both of these are great apps. The colour checker is a simple one you can colour code your goal/ chore / thing to complete. Asana you can break things down and even delegate to others if you add their email to your app account. I find this one helpful if I have bullet points for my blog posts and pics to not quite put on here quite yet. Think a blogger would benefit from either of these.
Quote of the month –
No matter what things you go through in life, there will be happier times and this quote will give you comfort in knowing that. Got to love a quote with a positive message.
Favourite Tech bits
My MPOW wireless headphones I’ve had a while. I really do love shutting out the world and listen to my music, watch a film or a YouTube video at the end of the day these are perfect if you can’t afford beats or can’t justify spending over 100 pounds on headphones.
I have never had an all singing all dancing printer. The two I’ve had before were meant to be wireless but have ended up not connecting and then the paper getting stuck. So mum treated us to this one the HP Envy 5032. It is touch screen, so even mum can understand how to use it. There’s this instant ink too that you get 13 months free then only £1.99 a month for 50 prints which is perfect for me as I don’t print out loads.
Think that’s a long enough post, don’t want you nodding off.
June, I’m ready for you.
Hope you’ve had a fab May.
See you in my next post
As March has been a bit of a right off for me I thought I’d just wrack my brains for some things that have bought a smile to my face.
Noisette potatoes… Had them in the hospital bit of nostalgia from my childhood. Like little balls of potato in batter. Delish.
Jim Reeves – I love you because. My poorly great aunt ( who’s had a stroke) said put Jim reeves on and when I played this she mouthed all the words. Bless her heart. The lyrics are beautiful 😍
APP OF THE MONTH
Pottery lite – it’s therapeutic, you throw a pot then decorate it then sell it at a pretend auction. It’s rather addictive and is good if you want to fill in some empty time.
Purely because of what I’ve endured these past weeks.
Let me know down below something in your March that’s made you happy.
ROLL ON APRIL 🙈
If only our house wasn’t carpeted… Or maybe in my dream house I could do one of these DIYs on the stairs.
I love quotes and positivity and seeing these on Pinterest I thought I’d share incase any of you thought of doing something similar.
Some people may think this looks a bit naff but I think it’s really quirky.
Anyway my beauts Here’s to the weekend.
Even though there is only 31 days of January- this month seems to have gone on and on and on. How we can’t wait for it to end….
but first let’s talk through my favourites.
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH THE ORIGINAL SERIES
I remember how I raced home from school to make sure I put this on before my brother hogged the remote control when he got in.
I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago to see that E4 was playing reruns of this. So I am reliving my youth of when I wished I could have a talking cat like Salem and another world through our airing cupboard on top of our stairs.
- Having my Niece over and going through all the nursery rhymes you can think of and watching her get excited when I knew all the words. She’s precious our Daisy
- Got to speak to my Dad on the phone for 45 mins. This is good because he has Dementia so his attention span is usually poor. I love hearing his voice and he still calls me Hol so there’s still a glimmer of hope.
- Going to my Cousin 40th Party this weekend just gone. The music was all the oldies and it was a excuse to have a few archers and lemonade. The hangover the next day was minimal so thumbs up.
OLLY MURS – EXCUSES
I have always liked Olly Murs style of singing. All his songs are really catchy. He’ll always get a Darlin‘ in there if you really listen…quite funny actually. It’s good to see him back on our screen in The Voice too.
ALIEN GIFT SET BY MUGLER
Oh my goodness me…after my friend sent me a little sample in a box swap we done I said to my Mum did she wanna chip in and get this gift set with me and it is the most sensual scent my nose have inhaled. Let’s just say I smell bloody lush.
finally I always leave you with a quote so this is my favourite at the mo.
I hope you’ve had some fab moments throughout January. Feel free to share them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by
Til next time
First of all i want to congratulate myself.
I’ve actually managed to stick to a whole year of writing my monthly favourites…small accomplishments and all that.
Anyways lets get on with this months faves.
Play by Jax Jones and Years and years. It’s one I’ve very recently discovered and i absolutely love it.
These were things I’d never tried before but without a doubt I’d have it again and again – obviously had sprouts before but not with anything added to them. Stollen is a German cake i think with marzipan, fruit and other yummy things and looks a bit like fruit loaf but it’s so much more fancier.
I Really enjoy my instagram stories and it’s good to try stand out. I think last month i done pocket video which can be used anywhere on social. But these 3 are especially for Instagram. Worth downloading to have a play around.
The quote speaks for itself and doesn’t really need any explanation.
So December is nearly over and it’s been one hell of a month. Roll on the new year i say.
I do hope you all still aren’t eating turkey sandwiches.
(Got to be a long standing Christmas joke)
TTFN – ta ta for now for all who were thinking what on earth does that mean
Eeeek, I love this time of the month. It’s a time to reflect and share all the things that made my month.
I feel like if you blinked for too long you would have missed February, it’s over before you know it. Right, I will stop talking nonsense, let’s hop right in…
Every Friday me and Mum have a treat and for the past month we have both opted for the chippy up the road. I have the same thing…Pea fritter and chips. It’s so delicious even though it’s not very healthy its a sod it, it’s pig day. Looking forward to this weeks already.
I bought this letter board because I thought I could use it for my Instagram/blog and also just be as expressive as I like with it. It came with 360 letters in white, pink and blue and emojis too so it’s going to get used for all sorts of occasions. This is this weeks chosen quote.
WHITNEYS GREATEST HITS
Don’t tell me you haven’t ever belted out a Whitney Houston song and didn’t care if you were in key or not. I have this on CD I bought it at least 10 years ago and I needed cheering up a bit one afternoon and I thought I’d see if it’s on Spotify and it was. a couple hours later our windows were all shattered but I had a good time…think if I had I’d be in so much trouble.
NEW DESK CHAIR
Since I had a desk about 3 years ago I just had a plain black desk chair that really didn’t give any character to my office it just sat there like an unwanted pair of shoes looking sad. So I thought I have always wanted a pink one so I thought out with the old and in with the new, It’s so comfy, and looks absolutely fabulous in there. It will be looked after very well.
Here are 4 stunning ladies i have made friends with through blogging and i think they are so talented in their own ways.
- First of all There’s Bex from HelloBexa who is always giving great advice and her photography is just wow.
- Second is Katie from Lifewithktkinnes who has such a funny way with words and writes about her ramblings and books of the moment.
- Thirdly its Jade from Bellainizio who does flawless makeup looks, and posts some really great theories about social media etc
- Last but no means least is Chantelle from ChansBeautyCorner. Her nail art designs are out of this world, and shes the most thoughtful girl ever.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
Its all about being beautiful from the inside out. If you have a beautiful and kind soul and personality then you would be liked very much. What the eyes see is a wonderful thing but what the heart feels is even better.
Thanks for stopping by
til next time…
I thought I’d just share a few quotes that I found whilst scrolling on the lovely Pinterest….my my it’s so addictive
Ok so this first one:
You should never be anything but yourself. So what if your different from the norm.
Simple message here don’t bloody frown it will make you have lines in your forehead and it will put you in a bad mood. Show your teeth while you still have them.
Give yourself a boost of self-confidence and walk in a room feeling just as important as the next person.
There’s nothing stopping you from achieving any goal you want to. Another saying the sky’s the limit. We all know the sky goes on forever. Same applies to this one.
Last but no means least if you’re going to do anything make sure it’s going to make you happy. Because happy people lead happy lives.