#BEDM Last Weekend Made Me Happy

I thought I’d stray away from today’s Blog Every Day In May topic and tell you just a little bit about my weekend instead. It was one of those weekends where I just had a big old silly smile on my face for the whole three days (well three and a half if you include Friday night – which I am!)

It was not only Tom’s birthday on Sunday but also my friends’ Steph and Steven’s birthdays on the same day. Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to celebrate with Steven this weekend but I’ll make it up to him soon. Anyway, it was filled with lots of birthday fun, brilliant music and loads and loads of food. Excellent, right?

Happy birthday Tom #BEDM

So, I thought I’d put together a quick little ten things that made me happy this weekend post. I hope you don’t mind me being a little bit self-indulgent.

1. Steph and I went to the opening night of The Breakfast Club in Canary Wharf. We had a great catch up, excellent fried chicken and mac and cheese and a massive discount so it was practically free!

2. As well as the scrummy food there was some aces entertainment at The Breakfast Club too. Not only was the DJ busting out some brilliant tunes but on the very sparkly stage was a boy and his keyboard. He sang some of the most random but excellent songs including quite a few Disney numbers. It was mega.

3. Tom was allowed to choose whatever we did on Saturday and he chose for us to lie on the sofa, watch telly and then order a curry for dinner.

4. I bought Tom a couple of comedy dvds and Ghostbusters Lego for his birthday and he was super happy with them. Seeing him build it and being so happy with himself when it was finished really put a smile on my face.

5. Tom’s mum and dad came to visit him on Sunday afternoon and brought a full kid’s party tea with them! It was mega. Sandwiches, crisps, Mini Rolls, Party Rings and pop. The whole nine yards it was fab.

6. Just as we were getting over the excess of cake and biscuits Tom’s brother and his girlfriend came round and we scoffed a face full of pizza whilst catching up on Masterchef and then watching Lip Sync Battle and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

7. The 12 o’clock rule was firmly in place all weekend and it was totally needed. In case you’re unaware of the 12 o’clock rule it simply means no getting out of bed before 12 o’clock. There are a couple of exceptions to the rule and that’s to go to the bathroom and to make a cup of tea (to bring back to bed, obviously.)

8. It was a Bank Holiday so we had an extra day off. Mega!

9. Tom, Steph and I went out for drinks and eats on Monday and I ate even more mac and cheese (with chorizo this time) and they had the most epic burgers with all of the fillings. Steph had mac and cheese and pulled pork on hers and Tom had mac and cheese, pastrami and burger cheese on his!

10. We rounded off the weekend with a trip to Koko to see Motion City Soundtrack perform Commit This To Memory in full to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its release!

It was a jam-packed weekend but it was a brilliant one.

How was your bank holiday weekend? Tell me what made you happy.



#BEDM Guilty Pleasures

Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Who doesn’t love a bank holiday, right? Today should be one of those lovely lazy, fun time days full of fun and frolics in the park. However, it’s pretty drizzly and grey today so there will be no beers and barbecues or picnics and prosecco in the park for me today. SAD FACE!

Guilty Pleasures #BEDM

Well, not that sad really because I am going to see Motion City Soundtrack later and I am very excited about it. While MCS isn’t one of my guilty pleasures (there is nothing guilty in the pleasure I get from listening to Motion City Soundtrack) it did get me thinking. There is a far whack of music that I love listening to that a lot of people would class as a guilty pleasure. I’m not sure I do but for the purpose of this post I’m going to go with it. 😉

I could talk you through my love of boy bands or how much I love a good dance routine, even a good belt it out loud power ballad or rock song but I thought I’d just shut up and play you my favourites. I’ve put together this nattily titled “Guilty Pleasures” playlist for your listening pleasure. There are currently eleven songs on it but I’ll definitely keep adding more so feel free to follow it and enjoy as it develops and grows!

So get that hairbrush microphone at the ready and pop those dancing shoes on.

 You’re welcome!

Did you like my playlist? What songs would make it on to your guilty pleasures playlist?



#BEDM Self Care Sunday

Happy self care Sunday everyone! I am loving the name of this and think I might take it on as a weekly mission from now on. There’s nothing better than a little bit of pampering on a Sunday to set you up for the week ahead. Today is a better Sunday than usual too because of tomorrow’s Bank Holiday. Brilliant!

Self Care Sunday #BEDM

There are a handful of things I pretty much always do when I’m feeling restless and in need of some self care.

 First things first, I usually need to get my head in order. That is helped by a bit of a tidy or a declutter. I love digging through cupboards and getting rid of things that we don’t need, use or wear anymore. I love focusing on a project, even if it is just a small one like sorting out my sock drawer. I feel like I’ve achieved something and my mind feels a little bit clearer just because somewhere physical is too.

Then, it’s time to sort my body out.

Unsurprisingly, I always choose a bubble bath in this situation. I bloody love a Lush bath bombsex bomb is a firm favourite I always return to, but you know anything with sparkles and no twigs and I’m happy! Team this with a cup of tea, a magazine and some music and don’t disturb me for an hour.

While I’m having a soak I like to treat my hair too. I’m currently loving Schwarzkopf Bonacare Repair Rescue Treatment. It smells lovely, makes my hair feel super soft and the little pot is lasting some time (and it’s not like I’m stingy with my application either!)

The other thing I really like doing in the bath that makes me feel all refreshed and ready to face the world again is a good scrub of my face. I’ve finally found an exfoliator that gives me the feeling I was after but it does taste horrendous if you get it on your lips, Ocean Salt face and body scrub again from Lush really makes me feel fresh-faced and squeaky clean.

Recently I’ve been topping this all off with a layer of Garnier Summer Body so I don’t look quiet so deathly pale. Also, this tanning moisturiser smells a bit apricoty and a lot less like biscuits than some f the others I’ve tried. Just need to make sure I keep an eye on those tell-tale tan marks around my hands now!

Anyway, that’s my self care Sunday routine. Do you have one? Please do share it with me if you do or if you have any other good, less salty facial scrubs I should try!