Wow, it has been a while.
For a bit of a kick in the butt, I’ve decided to follow a lot of other bloggers and post a monthly review, because then I’ll at least have one post a month. Hopefully, this will get me back in the habit of regularly writing though.
No real format here – I’m just going to pick five things of note each month which I might have already blogged about or not, but definitely memorable for good (or not so good) reasons. Let’s get started with May 2017.
This deserves it’s own post, and is definitely my highlight of the month. After a series of events and conversations, my Mum decided to take me and Husband, and my baby brother and his family to Miami, specifically my beautiful Surfside and I cannot emphasise enough how much relaxing we did. It was perhaps a smidge too warm for some of us, but I spent most of the time lying in the palm garden not doing anything. And the rest of the time shopping, which brings me to…
What is a holiday without a trip to Sephora? This isn’t everything that I bought – I also picked up some essentials like a million sheet masks – but I was really happy to find this Summer Hair Saviours kit – the Sephora at Aventura Mall has actually moved since I went last year, and is now much bigger so has more of these sets in stock. The photo missing a couple of items that I’ve already used, but I’m excited to try the rest. I love miniatures!
Once again, I failed to pick the popular songs. I actually hated the twee-ness from the winning song – Eurovision for me needs high energy, bouncy, Europop and the Portuguese winner was the absolute antithesis of this. Never mind. My favourite was I Feel Alive by IMRI, and it has not left my playlist all month.
I have been an entirely crap friend of late, but I couldn’t miss celebrating the BFF‘s birthday, so we met for dinner at the National Theatre Terrace – what a great restaurant. Once we’d actually found each other – for some reason, we both got to the table from entirely different entrances – and once we’d realised it was tapas and not just an odd menu. I had deep fried veg with aioli which were so moreish, and delicious patatas bravas. After dinner, we went for coffee and I had some very much needed chatty time.
I didn’t really know how to title this. Part of the reason for the time away is that May has become a tough month for us. It was the first anniversary of my Dad’s death which is obviously something none of us will ever get over, so I took the day off work and had some time to myself to reflect. I feel really close to my Dad when I’m outside as he loved nature, so I went for a long walk around the Pond on my own. I felt it was the best way to mark the day.