Instead of monthly favourites (which started to feel like a bit of a forced post), I’ve just been sharing my favourites as and when I have plenty of new ones. So here’s a look at what I’ve been loving lately.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Eat Pray Love
This year I’ve read three books, two of which I have completely loved.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the heartbreaking true story of Lale Sokolov and his time in concentration camp Auschwitz. So many details are painful and incredibly sad to read, but there’s also lots of positive moments. Moments of friendship, moments of love and moments of survival. A brilliant read.
A book that really surprised me is Eat Pray Love. I didn’t particularly like the film and when I rewatched it recently, I disliked it even more. The book explains the details at a slower pace, in more detail. It shows a woman’s journey through different emotions, struggles and life. It also gave me serious wanderlust!
White House Farm
I don’t watch much TV but I do enjoy a good drama. White House Farm was based on the true story of the Bamber family who were murdered at home. The son was arrested for the murders of his parents, sister and nephews but even now there’s debate on whether he did it. A creepy, shocking series that kept me hooked.
KFC Burger, Caffe Nero, Greggs Steak Bake
January, also known as Veganuary is the month of amazing vegan food releases. I tried so many fantastic foods, but my top picks are the KFC Zero Chicken burger which is delicious! Pretty much anything Caffe Nero does including the sausage roll, croissant and meatball panini and Greggs Steak Bake is also great!
Whilst I’m a pretty good cook baking is not my forte, however since I gave myself the resolution to cook one new thing per month I’ve really enjoyed baking.
I’ve made chocolate chip and banana cookies three times so far and even attempted shortbread, which was also delicious.
Tarte and Fenty Lip Glosses
For Christmas my partner got me a Tarte H20 Lip Gloss set, which has a nice mixture of shades and despite a slightly sticky texture, I would definitely recommend.
Whilst in New York I also picked up a Fenty Beauty Lip Gloss set, (which I believe was a Christmas special) and again the beautiful variety of shades from sheer glitter to a warm orange shimmer are gorgeous. The formula is smooth and comfortable, so I’ll definitely be purchasing from Fenty in the future.
In my last post I spoke about the Lightopia light festival in London which ends soon. It’s in the grounds of the beautiful Chiswick House and it was a lovely, romantic way to spend the evening.
Me and my partner have also really been into museums and art galleries recently. As the UK weather’s been pretty miserable, indoor activities have been high on the agenda and luckily London has plenty of great free museums. We visited The National Portrait Gallery and The National Gallery which are situated next to each other.
Last week we returned home from a wonderful short break to Amsterdam. Just a 45 minute flight from London, it’s a truly beautiful city full of canals, fantastic food and really great museums.
Let me know what you’re loving at the moment.