People don’t realise this, but loneliness is underrated

For the past week and a half, I have for the most part been living the life of a single woman, as Husband has been flitting back and forth between Copenhagen and home.  I am ridiculously jealous, as I always am, because I love Copenhagen and because he’s gone and eaten at my favourite eatery – Halifax.  I bloody love Halifax; it’s so unfair.

For me, all this alone time has been spent a couple of ways:

Watching a frankly unhealthy amount of Glee
I’ve been re-watching this for a couple of weeks, and I’m midway through season 3 which is the dire season in my opinion (yes yes, many people say they all are, but season 1 was really good!)  I mean, why New Directions won Sectionals over the Troubletones is beyond me.  What the hell was their song choice about??  With no one to discuss this with, I’ve found myself getting angry on my own, and apparently, spilling this anger into my blog.  I’ll stop now

Copious amounts of shopping.  I seem to have an inability to leave my damn debit card in my purse.

The Marks and Spencer beauty hall has taken up a lot of my time, and I managed to snag a Bliss Sinkside Six-Pack for FREE last week even though the offer had expired (it seems that no one had noticed…) which will be brilliant for my road trip.  I’m a bit indifferent about the Bliss Steep clean pore purifying mask I bought which is a shame as it’s so freaking expensive, but the Super Minty Soap’n Scrub is lovely.  Really refreshing.

I’ve done a fair bit of spending in Waitrose, but mainly on dinner which is fair.  Also, I accidentally bought the Yes to Carrots Exfoliating Cleanser which is really nice.  I thought it was a face mask (what is it with me and face masks?) but it was still worth buying.

Etsy has come up trumps for me this week as well with a gorgeous Feminist necklace from Kate Rowland Illustration.  Isn’t this absolute perfection?

Kate Rowland

Photographed in front of a very lively discussion on Jezebel about favourite punctuation. YES!

I want pretty much everything in her shop, including things pertaining to pop culture references I don’t get.  This necklace is going to be perfect for the roller derby I’m going to next week.

Eating pasta
OK, I seem to be turning into a stereotype now.

I was going to say that I’m proud that I haven’t spent any money today, but I’ve just remembered that I stopped off at Boots on the way home and bought hair dye.  Clearly I’m starting to lose time whilst shopping.  Oh well, I’m off to eat some pasta and watch Glee.

Oh My Goodie Goodness – September review

Eva and Anne back

Last month, I was a little underwhelmed by my Goodie Goodness box which was partly down to my inability to enjoy objects connected to housework.  The September box was going to have to win me back over and holy crap, it did.

I love it.  I love it, I love it, I LOVE IT.  Does that emphasise how much I love this box?

The designers for September are Eva and Anne, a duo from the Netherlands who “make the world a little bit more beautiful with their products”, influenced by American and Scandinavian design.  Which all spells WIN for me.  So, what did I get in the box?

Eva and Anne cards

First up – cards!  Sunny, bright, letterpress cards with such lovely sentiments.

Eva and Anne books

What else in my goodie box?  Three letterpress gift tags and three ‘pages’ of double sided wrapping paper; very cute little round stickers; and my favourite things EVER – two adorable notebooks.  I thought one of them had an ice cream print on, but it’s actually rain.  Either way, it’s freaking amazing.


I’ve just added their Etsy shop to my faves, and can’t wait to see what they come up with next.  I might sneak a couple of purchases in for September with the Goodie Goodness discount.

Who wants a present – I WANT TO WRAP ALL THE THINGS!

Now I face a bit of a dilemma.  At the end of August, Goodie Goodness moved to the Netherlands, and as a result of this, have upped their postage to the UK.  I had every intention of cancelling my subscription this month  – don’t get me wrong, I absolutely understand why they’ve increased the cost and don’t think they’ve done this unnecessarily.  But using the August box as an indicator, I just wasn’t prepared to spend the extra for something that I might not fully appreciate.

However this box has won me round again.  Maybe I’ll just keep my subscription for a little longer…