Friday 20 February 2015

10 Favourites // Jan & Feb Edition(!)

Leaping lizards! I forgot to write a 5 Favourites January edition *slap my wrist.* Sincerest apologies from me to you. To say sorry properly I have squashed Jan & Feb into one and written a 10 Favourites Edition!

1. My blog dates with Rebecca from Peppermint Dolly are fast becoming the highlights of my week. We meet at our favourite Holborn haunts, munch away at delicious dishes whilst we natter about her upcoming wedding, us both wanting a pooch, Himself & William's antics, blog tips or just giggle at R's Freudian slips (which occur often)...and I quote, 'You know that dog off the Durex advert?'…' you mean the Dulux advert?' *forehead smack*. We have a much needed giggle and put the world to rights and, quite frankly, it brightens my day.

2. Discovering smoked haddock. Holy guacamole, it has changed my life. I want it breakfast lunch and dinner. Delish!

3. Grace Dent's restaurant reviews in the Evening Standard Magazine. Just hilarious. If I have a 5 min tube journey I always read her article first. She is always brutally honest and full of humorous quips about her latest London dining experiences. Some of the places she reviews make my tummy hurt just to hear about them, but I think her writing is bloody brilliant.

4. Mango, just all of the clothes in Mango. Until 2 weeks ago I'd only really been into Mango a handful of times in my life. Oh how the tables have turned!! Mango obsessive sat right here.

5. My birthday! Turning 24 years young surrounded by the people I love most in the world, Sunday roast at home, llama spotting - yes you heard correctly- llama spotting and local pub grub & cider in sunny Somerset :)

6. My Betty's goodies from William's mum. I don't think I've ever been so excited by something as I was when I opened my birthday treats and found my very own Betty's bag (which hasn't left my shoulder) and a Betty's afternoon tea voucher! <3 Can. Not. Wait. Get me back to York STAT.

7. T25 has been my 2015 post new year exercise life line. As soon as January hit, I quit the gym and got cracking with Sean T's T25. It's so rare for me to find workouts which I actually enjoy but safe to say- I'm addicted. And they're only 25 mins long so I have zero excuses!

8. Home spa nights -which were meant as a treat but seem to be happening quite often(!) After I've finished teaching for the evening, my favourite thing to do is paint my nails. This has drastically evolved recently into - paint my nails, get in a bubbly bath, put on face mask, pester William until he gives me a shoulder rub, make a big mug of hot choccie and Bridget is already in the DVD player waiting. Full instructions to my perfect home spa pamper night found here.

9.  Lazy pancake mornings with William. It's ironic because he's a pancake obsessive, yet we missed pancake day. BUT never fear, we have just this month perfected our weekend-fat-pancake mix. Hoorah! Massive girlfriend points. Recipe coming soon.

10. This video (top post)

For last month's 5 Favourite's Edition have a little mooch over here

What have been your favourite things this month?

Betty x

Ps. I couldn't resist throwing in some snaps of Scout because he is just TOO MUCH! Look at him getting his bifidus actiregularis (it was an empty pot yet he insisted on licking it for a good 3 minutes) He's always my fave thing.



  1. Great photos, the dot is so cute!:)
    Happy weekend!

  2. Aww Peppermint Dolly is one of the first blogs I ever followed - so nice to hear that she's as lovely in real life - the Dulux thing did make me laugh! xx

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Candice, that's sweet of you to say x

  4. that first photo of the dog is sooo cute!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle

  5. Your pooch is too cute!!! We seem to have the same nail colour taste bright red hehe and those pancakes yum yum!


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