Monday Medley #36

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your weekends were as filled with sunshine as mine, although this photo from Amsterdam isn’t exactly filled with blue skies I assure that here in Manchester it was a gorgeous weekend. My boyfriend and I spent a lot of time just enjoying the weather and taking lots of photos which will be popping up on the blog over the next few weeks, as well as binge watching Arrested Development in an effort to rewatch the whole thing before Season Five starts at the end of May. Although I struggled with timings a bit last week, I was really happy with the blog posts I put up, as I got to talk about something slightly controversial in one, and something very personal in the other and the whole thing was very cathartic. This week’s content is a little more light hearted and features lots of plants, so keep an eye out for greenery over the next few days! For now though, here are a few of my favourites from the last week.

Everything I loved reading and watcing in the second week of May.


I’ve always loved Eurovision but wasn’t this year dramatic?! Getting together with loved ones for a night of camp dancing and off key singing in foreign languages is always a highlight for me, and I spent it this year eating sweets on the sofa with my boyfriend. I really did think the UK deserved better this year, especially after the stage invasion, but Israel’s song was a proper Eurovision one and I can see why people voted for it. I’m not sure how I feel about that victory politically, and I’ve seen the term cultural appropriation thrown around in relation to the act, but Eurovision isn’t supposed to be about politics so I’m not going to get too up in arms about it. Next year should be interesting…


Okay, GDPR has got to be one of the most confusing things ever for bloggers, and unfortunately it applies to almost all of us. I think I’m now GDPR compliant thanks to a very short and sweet privacy policy, but after next payday I may spring for an online custom privacy policy to make doubly sure that it’s all a-okay. I had no idea that this new law was remotely relevant to me until I read this post from Wonder Forest which talks you through it. Well worth a read for anyone with a blog!

Since I’m going to be talking all things plants this week I had to include Gwennan’s post all about homeware for plant lovers and I kind of need everything on this list. *surreptitiously forwards to boyfriend for birthday ideas*

I’ve been to Turkey before on a cruise and didn’t have the best time, what with the heat and being a grumpy teenager. However, Turkey has been back on my mind lately as a place which is warm, beautiful and only a few hours away, and Hayley’s post on several cities in the country has got me thinking that it might be the perfect spot for a getaway late in the year. She features some gorgeous photos and a few cities I’ve never heard of, and I’m definitely thinking about a visit some time soon!

Speak to you next Monday when I’ll be sharing more great things that I’m loving! And pop your hot take on Eurovision down in the comments!

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1 Comment

  1. Gwennan Rees
    May 15, 2018 / 8:46 am

    Yasssssss forward that list to everyone you know 😂😂😂😂

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