Monday, 16 October 2017

Monday Medley #12

Once again, it's been a funny old week. I'm now completely moved in with other half and we've officially unpacked. We're still missing a few bits (lampshades, picture hooks and more plants), but we're pretty settled in. The internet came blessed us with its presence on Wednesday, and I've spent the last few days running around like a headless chicken, both virtually and physically, tying up loose ends. As such, I haven't had much time for reading which I really miss and need to get back in to this week, but I've still gathered up the best of the week's blog posts and even (shock! horror!) a game for ya. These are the bits I've been loving in the last week, hopefully you'll find something you love too.
Bathroom asparagus fern
Incredible Asparagus Fern that I bought for the bathroom. It's my current favourite plant in the flat.


Rhianna's posts are always some of my favourites, but as someone who has always struggled with their body image, this post really resonated with me. I too am gradually learning to love my body for all it's done for me, but I'm not all the way there yet.

Okay, I try not to feature the same blogs two weeks in a row, but this post by Chloe about five monumental cock-ups had me roaring with laughter and I couldn't not share. Definitely worth a read if you're in need of some cheering up.

If you're in need of some autumnal makeup inspiration then look no further than Sally's post about her favourite autumnal eye shadows, featuring my beloved Zoeva Cocoa Blend. I now need everything else she talks about because warm autumnal tones are my 'hing.

Rebecca's photography is always amazing and I struggle with lighting at this time of year especially, so you can bet I was excited to read her tips for photography in autumn and winter. I definitely learnt a few new tricks I'll hopefully be implementing soon and I highly recommend it for anyone who also sucks at photos in winter.

There's been a lot of talk about social media's effect on our mental health in general, but hearing how it affects individuals differently always makes it seem more real. Reading Holly's post on her relationship with Instagram made me realise just how much I could relate, and to perhaps look at my social media use when I'm having a bad mental health day. 

Having just moved in with my boyfriend, Becky's post on 11 things that happen when you move in with your partner couldn't have been better timed. While not all of these apply (yet), there were definitely a few that had me giggling. 


My brother recently moved to Japan for a year and his treasured PS4 couldn't fit in his suitcase. Wonderful older sister that I am, have graciously decided to adopt it for a year until he returns. This means that I finally have an opportunity to play the games I've wanted to for about two years, and I started with Rise of the Tomb Raider. I'm about a quarter of the way through and so far it's just okay. It's not really a Tomb Raider game like the old ones were; I think it's all set in one place, and reminds me more of Assassin's Creed, Far Cry 3 and Uncharted. Although I'm enjoying it, I'm glad that I can still go back and play the old PS1 and PS2 games when I want to. 


I have two recipes to share with you today, both of which I've been seriously drooling over and may have to make very soon. First is a boeuf bourguignon from Emma Eats, which looks perfectly warm and homely for this time of year, and secondly this lentil bolognese by Lyd looks like an excellent healthy pick-me-up with compromising on comfort. I need it now.

Stalk me!


  1. Woo glad the move went well and looove the fern! I'm trying so hard with my house plants but I just don't have the skill to keep them alive!!

    1. Can confirm that mine is already looking a bit worse for wear! Thanks for the comment :)

  2. So glad you're loving the boeuf bourguignon recipe! It's definitely te season for comfort food now!!

    1. Thank you for commenting! It's genuinely my favourite ever boeuf bourguignon recipe <3


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