Occasionally (when I remember) I write about my favourite things of the month. March has been bitter sweet for me, I tragically and unexpectedly lost my 12 year old cat Molly and I am heartbroken. Its going to take some time to grieve, so I have been keeping myself quite busy.
With the anniversary of the first UK lockdown here, we’ve all been reflecting on the year gone by. But on the eve of my 28th Birthday, I’ve decided to sit down, open up my laptop and start writing about some of the positives of the past month.
Every now and then I return to an old TV show, one that was a favourite a while back – I love the nostalgia! This month, with the introduction of Star on Disney+, I rediscovered a few grown up shows, one of which was Desperate Housewives. I remember watching many years ago – but my memory doesn’t serve me too well. I’m currently on season 5 and I’m just loving the over the top drama.
Taking part in my first Podcast
This month, I was honoured to be invited as a guest on the House21 podcast. I selected some of my favourite blog posts from others and I really enjoyed the experience with House21 co-founder Mel. House21 is an amazing blogging platform and community that I have been part of for around a year – It’s been really great to connect with other bloggers during the pandemic. Their podcast has been going for many months and it’s one of the first that I really started to listen to, so I was delighted to be asked to take part. The experience made me realise that podcasts are not that scary and it was so nice to discuss and praise other creators.
Check out the House 21 podcast episode featuring me here.
Lockdown is lifting
Like every other person in the UK, I am so looking forward to how bright our futures will become, with the completion of Covid vaccines on the horizon over the next few months. Some of our favourite things are slowly becoming accessible again – finally, it’s all looking up!
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that gyms in Wales will open early May and hopefully I’ll be able to get back into my fun gym routine very soon. I’m also longing, like so many others, for some superb social occasions when lockdown lifts. I really cant wait to go to the cinema, food and drinks, meet up with friends and travel again soon – bring on the vaccine please!
Perfecting my roast dinner
I am proud to say that this month, I truly perfected my roast dinner, my roast potatoes in particular I am very (boastfully) proud of. I’ve not done anything very fancy but I have to admit this month was the first time I attempted a full roast all by myself. My stand out specialities have been maple syrup glazed roasted carrots and very soft boiled sprouts and the roast potatoes are WOW. I know everyone pretty much makes them the same way, but I followed Giovanna Fletcher’s advice: peel potatoes, stick a tray in the oven with oil in the bottom, boil potatoes for 15 mins, shake A LOT, take the tray out of the oven, add the potatoes, spoon over the oil, season, cook for 50-60 mins – DONE!!
Looking forward to the future
2021 hasn’t been great so far, there have been a few downs and not many ups, but I am certainly looking forward to the next chapter from here on in. Most importantly of all, coming up for me are two amazing things, I’m getting ready to move into my first home and I’m looking forward to being a bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding. The preparation that goes into both of these huge events is incredibly exciting and I cant wait for both of them to really get going very soon.
2020 was shit .. 2021 is looking to be a whole lot better very soon.