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March 2015 Favourites <3

March has gone by in a flash, but it was a very fun month – particularly because it was my birthday. I had a fantastic day, full of surprises and amazing food.

Pictured favourites of the month:

  • New bits from IKEA – I’m perfectly okay with hauling IKEA furniture up two flights of stairs to our apartment, as long as I know that I’ve also managed to purchase a bunch of little IKEA things (which are always so pretty). The little cactus in the tiny purple pot – ugh, so cute. And the two bowls are on my new desk, holding things like washi tape, a USB cable, and other office things.
  • Washi tape – So cute, so fun, and so easy to find in Luxembourg. It’s especially great to stick things to the wall (since they don’t leave any residue or peel off paint). I need a million other patterns.
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed – I finished this at the beginning of the month, and really enjoyed it – plenty of moments in the author’s journey kept resonating with me after I read about them, and when a book stays with me in that way, I know it’s a good one.
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling – This book is SO GOOD. Such a surprise, because I know very little about Mindy Kaling, but this book had me smiling and thinking throughout. There is a little chapter about how she thinks men are supposed to treat women, which had me wincing a little, but otherwise, it’s a 5 out of 5 stars.
  • Sephora hand cream (Vanilla) – I picked this up because I’ve been wanting a hand cream back in my life for a few weeks now, and it was the cheapest thing I picked up one afternoon… and, oh my, it’s like you’ve just been kneading cake batter that’s doused in vanilla – so yummy.
  • LUSH Pearl massage bar – I’ve been loving massage bars since moving to Luxembourg, and this rose-scented one is quite magical. Leaves your skin feeling super soft, and smells delightful.
  • Galeries Lafayettes figuier candle – Smells amazing, burns nicely, and is much cheaper than super-fancy candles like the ones from Diptyque.

Some other favourites:

  • My new office – I have a big room now as my office, and it’s bright and airy and I’m in love with it.
  • Fresh flowers – my parents sent me a giant bunch of flowers for my birthday, and I love how they look in my office (and, let’s face it, how they make me feel).
  • Melted milk chocolate – I bought some cheap supermarket-brand milk chocolate last week, I heated it up a little in the microwave until it melted, and have been mixing it with wonderful things like cornflakes (the best), cranberries and sea salt (and letting it harden again to make a new and improved chocolate bar), or just leaving it melted in a bowl and eating it with a spoon. Mmhhmmmhmmmm.
  • Proofreading – it’s been a particularly satisfying month for my little proofreading business. I’ve had the pleasure of proofreading some really special pieces of text, and April and May are going to be CRAZY-BUSY.
  • My birthday – it was possibly the best one ever, and since I was so far away from my friends and family, it means I’ll just get to celebrate it again in a few weeks’ time(!!!!) :)
  • Our new mattress – this is making me want to never leave my bed again.
  • Watching some amazing live acts, including The Subways, Postmodern Jukebox, and ENNIO MORRICONE. (That final one was truly special.)
  • The Luxembourg City Film Festival, which I reviewed (at length) here.
  • Lunch with the wonderful Angele – can’t wait to do that again!

April is going to be totally wonderful, I can already feel it. So much is planned: we’re off for an Easter break in Sardinia, Italy, then I’m spending two and a half weeks in Malta (can’t wait!), and I have a TONNE of proofreading work lined up. I just can’t wait to see my parents, friends, cat, and home country! I haven’t really had too much of a problem with homesickness, but now that this long trip is booked, I’m just itching to get back to my favourite splodge of land ever.

Hope everyone has a fantastic April.

March 2014 Favourites! <3

March Favourites 2014

MARCH IS ALMOST OVER. How is that even possible. I’m exceedingly pleased to say that I’ve survived the month (almost… valiantly!) and I’m happier than ever.

Pictured favourites!

Other favourites:

April is going to be a month of hard work and a change of mindset. Let’s make it a great one.