Ok, so it's the second week of May now, so probably about time I should do my April round-up...
Things that made me smile...
« A visit to Kirklinton Hall « baby goats « eating healthy « lots of running « big long walks « a week off work « lunch with friends in pretty cafes « evenings crocheting new patterns « sunshine « first BBQ of the season « muddy bike rides « DIY « Blog meetups « Mark « 30 Day Shred « new recipes « new furniture « planning summer « meeting a teeny new baby.
Cool things discovered this month...
photos of old crumbling buildings, they are so fascinating and seems to fit a theme this month after my visits to Kirklinton Hall and Brougham Castle. (Photo: Daily Mail)
These hit the shops this month! Scream! Maltesers are probably my favourite naughty treat so naturally I was super excited to try a Maltesers bar! Of course they are yummy. I am impressed with how restrained I have been and have not actually purchased the large size yet, only a matter of time... (Pic: Maltesers)
Jen's post on collections was one of my fave blog posts this month, had me chuckling away to myself. Jen introduced me also to these cute little animal erasers on a recent visit to her shop, of course I bought some! (Pic: Jenny and the Magic Feather)
I am loving the really pretty dresses in Dorothy Perkins at the moment, these ones above are some of my faves. I am on the lookout for a nice dress to wear for a couple of weddings that are coming up over the next few weeks. I figure I can wear the same dress to both as nobody from the first will be at the second (well except for Mark, but he thinks all my dresses look the same anyway!). I am leaning towards the red one, love the pattern, which one is your fave? (Pic: Dorothy Perkins)
New Movies/TV Shows...
The Hunger Games - This has been on my list for a little while, but to be honest I was a bit disappointed. It was a lot more weird than I expected and not nearly as epic as I thought it would be. The build up to the Game was a bit long and boring and it was a bit too predictable, I'm not even that bothered to see any of the squeals, (how many is there going to be?)
Take This Waltz - I LOVED this! But I knew I would as it has Michelle Williams in it, and I LOVE everything that she is in. The film is a bit slow and dream like, but I really do like these obscure little movies. I loved the look of this film, their home is all bright colours and they live in a lovely street, also loved her wardrobe of fifties style summer dresses. Go watch this, so good!
Fringe - Mark and I started watching this, we were looking for a new series to get into after mourning the end of Game of Thrones Season 2 box set (we don't have Sky for Season 3, sob!) so Jen recommended this. We are a couple of episodes in, it seems ok, I can't see myself getting as gripped on this as Game of Thrones or Dexter etc but it is watchable, the fact Pacey is in it helps a LOT!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Another one I have been meaning to watch for a while, and another one I loved. In fact this has gone on my DVD list, I don't often buy DVDs as I watch so much online etc so only tend to buy movies I really love on DVD. It is good to see Hermione in something else, she was really good in this and she doesn't make you think of Harry Potter.
New blog discoveries...
Raspberri Cupcakes - An amazing baking blog, Jen introduced me to this, check out her Gummy Bear cake and the Twix cake, droool. Not the best blog to discover just as I have kickstarted my healthy eating and exercise routine, looking at the pictures is just as good as eating them right, right? (cries!)
Dainty Dresses - Great new blog discovery, I love Charlene's photos, she has a pet hedgehog (so cute) and has just got a teeny ginger kitten (super cute) also the pictures of her amazing flat do not make me jealous at all! (lies!)
Baby Love Brand - Yeah, another lovely crochet blog to add to my ever growing crochet category on Bloglovin. Love this one, lots of inspiring colourful ideas.
Really enjoyed seeing the leaves starting to pop up and everything getting a bit greener this month, new flowers in the gardens and a little bit of sunshine! I am really starting to get optimistic about Summer, planning fun holidays and drooling over pretty sandals online, can't wait for the weather to get even nicer as we get through May... (I hope!)